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Do they use general anesthesia for wisdom teeth removal?

Do they use general anesthesia for wisdom teeth removal?

Yes: Yes. General anesthesia is routine used by board certified oral & maxillofacial surgeons. Make sure your doc is an oral surgeon. ...Read more

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Dr. Abraham Jaskiel
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General Anesthesia (Definition)

General anesthesia is a medically induced coma and loss of protective reflexes resulting from the administration of one or more general anesthetic agents. It is a treatment that renders you unconscious during medical procedures, so you don't feel or ...Read more


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Is general anesthesia ok for wisdom teeth removal?

Is general anesthesia ok for wisdom teeth removal?

Ok: Ok, but in most cases it is not nessasary. Talk to your dentist for the best solution. ...Read more

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How often is general anesthesia needed for wisdom teeth removal?

How often  is general anesthesia needed for wisdom teeth removal?

Not often: It is more common to use conscious sedation and local anesthesia, or in many cases just local anesthesia. There are usually many factors that would be involved to warrant general for that procedure. ...Read more

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Can they put me under general anesthesia for impacted wisdom teeth removal?

Conscious sedation: You will be under conscious sedation which means you will be given medication to make you drowsy and relaxed then medication for pain control. You will be awake but will not remember much. ...Read more

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Hi docs, would they put me under general anesthesia for impacted wisdom teeth removal?

It is your choise : Wisdom teeth surgery routinely done in the dentist's or oral surgeon's office. The appropriate anesthesia for your surgery is the key for success. It depends on the complexity of the wisdom tooth extraction(s) and your own comfort level. After the surgery you will receive instruction and medication for speedy recovery and healing. Rec.: choose an experience dentist or an oral surgeon. ...Read more

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General or local anesthesia for wisdom teeth removal?

General or local anesthesia for wisdom teeth removal?

Everyone's different: Some wisdom teeth roll right out. Some require significant surgical manipulation. Discuss your individual problem set with your Oral Surgeon and request his/her recommendation. ...Read more

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For wisdom teeth removal, is it safer to go under general anesthesia or get an IV sedation?

I.v. sedation: The best course of action is to discuss the anesthesia plan with your anesthesia doctor prior to surgery. Wisdom tooth extraction can be done safely and pain free with I.V. Sedation, without the need for a breathing tube. General anesthesia for wisdom tooth extraction will require a breathing tube and because of this can be associated with additional risks. ...Read more

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

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

Depends: Local anesthetic is always the safest. However, for healthy people, anesthesia procedures in an oral surgeon's office is statistically very safe. Most surgeons use a deep sedation or general anesthetic technique. In my office, general anesthesia is preferred because i can use medications that are short acting and make you feel good and alert instead of nauseated and sleepy afterwards. ...Read more

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Is general anesthesia a good idea for the removal of wisdom teeth?

Several Choices: The decision of what type of anesthesia to use is based on the difficulty of the surgery and the type of patient involved. There are several choices such as local anesthesia, nitrous oxide along with local, IV sedation (twilight sleep) and general anesthesia. The best method for you should be discussed with your oral surgeon after he has examined you and evaluated your case. ...Read more

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Will I get general anesthesia for wisdom teeth?

Talk to dentist,: unless procedure is expected to be complicated and/or you are extremely anxious general anesthesia is not required. I had a wisdom tooth removed and it was no big deal once local anesthetic was applied ...Read more

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Dr. Karen Sibert
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Anesthesia (Definition)

Anesthesia is a field of study that involves methods of removing sensation, pain, and consciousness from a person in order to perform surgeries, do other uncomfortable procedures, or relieve his pain/suffering. A doctor specializing in ...Read more


Dr. Corey Clay
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Wisdom Teeth (Definition)

Wisdom teeth are the last molars to "come in" to a person's mouth. They usually emerge when someone is 17 to 21 years old. Many wisdom teeth become impacted for lack of room in the mouth, and ...Read more