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Wisdom teeth removal: local anesthetic, sedation, or general anesthesia? Which one is better?

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Dr. Glenn MacFarlane
35 years experience in Cosmetic Dentistry
DEPENDS: Having no IV sedation is always best because you eliminate a procedure you may not need. You will always have local anesthesia even under IV sedation. Iv sedation is a choice. Discuss it with your surgeon.
Answered on Jun 10, 2014
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