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A 39-year-old member asked:

could i be too sedated during wisdom teeth extraction?

3 doctor answers5 doctors weighed in
Dr. Robert Stoner
Orthodontics 38 years experience
Unlikely: If you are seeing a board certified oral and maxillofacial surgeon they are trained in in-office sedation. It is a twilight sleep and the body is not put into full anesthesia. It is quite safe.
Dr. Willis Hardesty
Dentistry 28 years experience
Not really: The level of sedation depends on the amount and the desired effects of the drugs administered to you during your procedure. The surgeon who administers these drugs will take into account your health, weight and how medicine affects you to titrate the desired level of sedation. Once the procedure is completed, he will give you and agent that reverses these effects.
Dr. Gary Sandler
Dentistry 54 years experience
Discuss with surgeon: I'm just wondering if you have a procedure coming up and are concerned about it, or you had it done already? In either case, you should discuss your concerns with the surgeon. Sedation for this procedure is a very safe, routine and predictable aid for patients requiring it when used by trained professionals in healthy individuals. If you prefer not to have it, discuss your options.

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A 43-year-old member asked:

How long after my wisdom teeth extraction before can I brush my teeth with toothpaste again?

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Dr. Kaveh Niknia
Dentistry 22 years experience
Same day: It's important to brush your teeth, because the cleaner your mouth is, the less likely you'll get an infection. However, avoid brushing the socket (holes where the teeth used to be) or area of surgery. You don't want to disrupt the blood clot(scab) or loosen the sutures (stitches). Also, avoid aggressive swishing and gargling, if you need to spit lean over the sink and let it gently drip out.
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A 20-year-old female asked:

Is it okay to smoke weed after wisdom teeth extraction?

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Dr. Thomas Davis
Dentistry 36 years experience
Healing: No. The heat generated will not help with healing of the socket from possible dilation . Another factor is you are introducing a contaminant into a new surgical site that is trying to heal. Please try to lead a more healthy lifestyle and avoid illegal drugs. Accept my apologies if you are under a doctor's care and been prescribed for medical purposes.
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A 18-year-old female asked:

When can you resume drinking out of a straw after wisdom teeth extraction?

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Dr. James Wright
Dentistry 33 years experience
A week or more ... : It is best to avoid sucking out of a straw for a couple of weeks. The first few days are the most concerning, but better to be safe than sorry and experience a painful dry socket.
A 30-year-old member asked:

What can you expect after a wisdom teeth extraction?

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Dr. Daniel Sampson
Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery 26 years experience
Normal things: Might be swelling, difficulty opening your mouth and pain. These are temporary and should last a few days.
A 38-year-old member asked:

How will i be sedated during wisdom teeth extraction?

4 doctor answers12 doctors weighed in
Dr. Michael Bailin
Anesthesiology 37 years experience
It varies: Sometimes general anesthesia, sometimes local anesthesia, sometimes in a hospital or a dental clinic. There are many possibilities. The most common is intravenous sedation for one or two teeth, but more than that, the dental physician usually uses "general" anesthesia.

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