A 51-year-old member asked:
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How often is general anesthesia needed for wisdom teeth removal?

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Dr. Cary Blumberg
41 years experience in Dentistry
Most of the time: If they are impacted 100% of the time.
Answered on Oct 8, 2012

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Very minimal risk.: As with any surgical procedure there is some risk, but everyday many people are put to sleep (and awakened) to get there wisdom teeth extracted.
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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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Dr. Addagada Rao
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In few hrs: It depends what medication was was used, long acting local may lost 4 hrs or more after completion of surgery, most of the time only couple of hrs.

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