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Doctor insights on: Getting Wisdom Teeth Pulled Without Anesthesia

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Is it ok to get wisdom teeth pulled under local anesthesia?

Is it ok to get wisdom teeth pulled  under local anesthesia?

Yes: Wisdom teeth can be removed under local anesthesia alone. However, the removal of wisdom teeth, especially impacted wisdom teeth can be more comfortably be performed under some type of sedation in conjunction with local anesthesia. ...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


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Is it better to get general anesthesia when i get my wisdom teeth pulled?

Is it better to get general anesthesia when i get my wisdom teeth pulled?

Varies: The use of general anesthesia will depend on your surgeon. Many times conscious sedation will cross over into general anesthesia for brief periods due to varied reactions from each patient. However, most oral surgeons can accomplish successful removal without needing full general anesthesia. Make sure to ask your surgeon about what he will use on you and how it will affect you. ...Read more

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Is it possible to go under full general anesthesia just to get your wisdom teeth pulled?

Is it possible to go under full general anesthesia just to get your wisdom teeth pulled?

Can but not required: You can, but usually this is done in a hospital setting, which greatly increases the fee for this procedure. Usually only high risk extractions are performed in the or. ...Read more

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Was wondering if it was possible to go under full general anesthesia just to get your wisdom teeth pulled?

Was wondering if it was possible to go under full general anesthesia just to get your wisdom teeth pulled?

Possible: Yes it is possible , but in most cases not necessary . Your dentist or oral surgeon would be able to advise you if it's needed or under local anesthesia is just fine. ...Read more

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I was wondering if it was possible to go under full general anesthesia just to get your wisdom teeth pulled?

Of course!: The levels of sedation and anesthesia is something that can be discussed between you and your oral and maxillofacial surgeon. Different areas of the country have different regulations regarding levels of sedation that can be performed in an office vs hospital setting. ...Read more

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Is it better to be sedated or have local anesthesia when you get your wisdom teeth pulled?

Is it better to be sedated or have local anesthesia when you get your wisdom teeth pulled?

Personal preference: For most people, being sedated for wisdom tooth removal is the best way to get the teeth out due to not knowing what is going on during the procedure. Obviously, a lot of patients do not want to be sedated and do just fine. Personal preference rules here. ...Read more

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Is it painful to get your wisdom teeth pulled without laughing gas?

Is it painful to get your wisdom teeth pulled without laughing gas?

No: Laughing gas only helps relax you. It will not deaden the pain during an extraction. A local anesthetic is best to deaden the pain of wisdom tooth extraction. ...Read more

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Dr. Andrew Seibert
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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


Dr. Neigatha Graney
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Tooth Extraction (Definition)

Tooth extraction means removing an entire tooth or teeth from the jawbone. ...Read more