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A 41-year-old member asked:

is general anesthetic usually used for wisdom tooth extraction?

3 doctor answers7 doctors weighed in
Dr. James Vito
Prosthodontics 37 years experience
Sometimes: General anesthesia is done when a medical or physical sitaution warrants. Usually if someone is healthy, IV sedation is used.
Dr. Peter Eng
Dentistry 33 years experience
Possible: General anesthesia is only one of the many ways to be anesthetize for dental surgery.
Dr. Benjamin Dancygier
Pediatric Dentistry 25 years experience
It's dependent upon the tolerance of the individual patient And the difficulty of the procedure.
Feb 10, 2013
Dr. Richard Pollard
Anesthesiology 30 years experience
No: This is usually done under sedation and local anesthetic.

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Is it safe to bleach my teeth while i'm pregnant?

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Yes: Yes but you should follow the instructions on the box if you are using an over the counter.
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Yes is not correct. as no studies have been done. so its impossible to say for sure.
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Dr Shvartsman is correct. Also note that OTC products are no where near as effective as Rx by your Dentist...you get what you pay for.
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Are there special dental care recommendations for pregnant women?

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Yes: There are some things to avoid in pregnancy like nitrous oxide (laughing gas) and certain antibiotics. Short of that, dental care is encouraged. Poor dental care has been related to early delivery and infections. It is safe to get dental xrays and dental work during pregnancy. Your doctor can write a note for the dentist detailing what to avoid.
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Does fluoride produce fluorapatite crystals to help prevent dental caries?

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Enamel: Fluoride binds to the enamel to make it harder and more resistant to decay.

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