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can school dentist use a local shot to wisdom tooth or general because i have a dentist appointment tommorrow?

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Dr. Donald Cohen
Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery 42 years experience
Either: If you are asking can a wisdom tooth be removed with a local anesthetic or a general anesthetic the answer if either can be used. Normally it is done with a local or intravenous sedation with local anesthesia as most oral ; maxillofacial surgeons reserve general anesthesia for major cases that need to be done in a hospital operating room.

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Last updated Dec 17, 2013

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