A 38-year-old member asked:
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Do they use general anesthesia for wisdom teeth removal?

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Dr. Joel Doyon
35 years experience in Cosmetic Dentistry
Maybe: General anesthesia would be used in a hospital setting. In an oral surgeons office, they would use conscious sedation, which means you will be breathing on your own, but will have no memory of the procedure. General anesthesia requires intubation and a machine that breathes for you.
Answered on Jun 27, 2015
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Ok: Ok, but in most cases it is not nessasary. Talk to your dentist for the best solution.
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Both: They will use both.

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