A 47-year-old member asked:
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will they pull out a tooth without laughing gas or being under?

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Dr. Daniel Quon
41 years experience Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
Yes: You can have a wisdom tooth removed with only local anesthesia. Some patients choose to have the procedure performed without any type of analgesia (nitrous oxide) or other types of sedation or anesthesia.
Answered on Jul 6, 2012
Dr. Lawrence Falender
37 years experience Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
Yes: Many single tooth extractions, are done with a local anesthesia (numbing), though nitrous or IV sedation anesthesia are certainly options.
Answered on Jun 10, 2014
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Dr. Marc Abramson
20 years experience Anesthesiology
Usually: They numb the area with an injection of local anesthetic. Laughing gas (nitrous oxide) may be used as well. A general is usually not necessary.
Answered on Jul 18, 2014

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Dr. Richard Jaffe
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No it is not painful: Laughing gas is useful to relax you, which can raise your pain threshold, but you will always have local anesthetic, numbing, so there won't be any pa ... Read More
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Dr. Arnold Malerman
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Very safe: To use general anesthesia or analgesia the General Dentist or specialist Oral Surgeon must be trained and licensed. Discuss your concerns with your t ... Read More
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Dr. Daniel Sampson
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Local anesthesia: Nitrous oxide does not numb up a tooth. It is just a mild sedative. Local anesthetic is always used to deaden the pain fibers for an extraction.
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Dr. Gary Sandler
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In addition to: Laughing gas will not numb you up and therefore it cannot be used alone for extraction of teeth. You will be given local anesthesia to completely numb ... Read More

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