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Doctor insights on: Getting Wisdom Teeth Pulled Without Anesthesia

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Dr. Daniel Quon Dr. Quon
Surgery - Oral & Maxillofacial
38 years in practice
University of Mississippi Medical Center School of Dentistry
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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.

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Dr. Willis Hardesty Dr. Hardesty
Dentistry
24 years in practice
University of North Carolina School of Medicine
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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.

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Dr. Donald Cohen Dr. Cohen
Surgery - Oral & Maxillofacial
38 years in practice
University of Texas Medical School at Houston
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I will be under intravenous anesthesia to get my wisdom teeth pulled, what to expect?

I will be under intravenous anesthesia to get my wisdom teeth pulled, what to expect?

Comfort: You should have minimal or no recollection of your surgery.

Dr. Joel Doyon Dr. Doyon
Dentistry - Cosmetic
32 years in practice
Georgetown University School of Medicine
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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.

Dr. Tarek Hamid Dr. Hamid
Dentistry
5 years in practice
New York University College of Dentistry
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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.

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Dr. Wayne Roccia Dr. Roccia
Surgery - Oral & Maxillofacial
13 years in practice
University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine
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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.

Dr. Jeffrey Bassman Dr. Bassman
Dentistry
41 years in practice
University of London, United Medical and Dental Schools of Guy's and St. Thomas's Hospitals
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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.

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Dr. Paul Grin Dr. Grin
Pain Management
32 years in practice
UCLA School of Dentistry
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Dr. Arnold Malerman Dr. Malerman
Dentistry - Orthodontics
49 years in practice
Maurice H. Kornberg School of Dentistry (Temple University)
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Bruh I just smoked weed today like a few hits today from two spliffs and im getting my 4 wisdom teeth pulled out under general anesthesia. I'm worried?

Very inportant: VERY IMPORTANT that you fully inform your Dentist about any and all Meds you take, including marijuana, well before you are given any anesthetic.

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Dr. K Bigelow Dr. Bigelow
Dentistry
32 years in practice
Meharry Medical College School of Dentistry
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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.

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Dr. Louis Gallia Dr. Gallia
Surgery - Oral & Maxillofacial
41 years in practice
University of Washington School of Medicine
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When should you get wisdom teeth pulled out?

When should you get wisdom teeth pulled out?

Early: The safest time is mid teens. The roots have not fully formed and the risks are lower. Some wisdom teeth do not require removal. The best bet is to seek an evaluation by a board certified oral surgeon who can examine and give the options.

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Dr. Nathaniel Chan Dr. Chan
Dentistry
16 years in practice
Tufts University School of Dental Medicine
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Could it hurt to get your wisdom teeth pulled out?

Could it hurt to get your wisdom teeth pulled out?

Not during.: When performed by an experienced dentist, the discomfort and post operative pain will be minimal, even with difficult wisdom teeth extractions. Your best bet is to see an oral surgeon, but there are many general dentists who are more than capable of performing wisdom teeth extractions.

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Dr. Peter Eng Dr. Eng
Dentistry
29 years in practice
Boston University School of Medicine
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What can I expect after I get my wisdom teeth pulled?

A little sore: You may feel sore with a possibility of slight swelling, but this would be temporary and be controlled by medication.

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Dr. Randolph Todd Dr. Todd
Dentistry - Endodontics
40 years in practice
Tufts University School of Medicine
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How bad willit really hurt to get your wisdom teeth pulled?

Varies: Post operative pain is generally related to the trauma incurred during the procedure. The trauma is related to the preoperative condition of the surgical site. If a wisdom tooth is impacted by soft tissue less trauma occurs than if it is impacted in bone. If the tooth is erupted there is even less trauma. The best information can be gained by discussing your case with your oral surgeon.

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Dr. Daniel Quon Dr. Quon
Surgery - Oral & Maxillofacial
38 years in practice
University of Mississippi Medical Center School of Dentistry
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Please help! Does everyone have to get their wisdom teeth pulled?

Please help! Does everyone have to get their wisdom teeth pulled?

No: If you have space for your wisdom teeth to erupt into a functional position and they are not causing or contributing to a periodontal problem or problems with adjacent structures, you do not have to have them removed. Your age and position of any impacted wisdom teeth may also be a factor in deciding if you should or should not have wisdom teeth removed. Your dentist can advise you.

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Dr. Donald Cohen Dr. Cohen
Surgery - Oral & Maxillofacial
38 years in practice
University of Texas Medical School at Houston
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I am going to get 3 wisdom teeth pulled out soon. What to expect?

I am going to get 3 wisdom teeth pulled out soon. What to expect?

It depends: It mainly depends on the difficulty of your teeth and who is removing them for you. An oral ; maxillofacial surgeon or experienced general dentist should handle things for you easily. You will have some pain afterwards but this should be managed easily with a prescription. You will have some bleeding for a few hours, some swelling for a few days, so take it easy for the first couple of days.

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Dr. Thomas Riney Dr. Riney
Pediatrics
33 years in practice
Loma Linda University School of Medicine
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Is it ok to take a drugs perscribed to me for me to get my wisdom teeth pulled?

Is it ok to take a drugs perscribed to me for me to get my wisdom teeth pulled?

Taking meds: Only use drugs prescribed by the doctor exactly as told, their have been teen overdoses with death after misuse or misprescribing pain meds with wisdom tooth extraction.

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Dr. Ronald Achong Dr. Achong
Surgery - Oral & Maxillofacial
14 years in practice
Louisiana State University School of Medicine in New Orleans
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Do I need to get a catheter when I get my wisdom teeth pulled?

Do I need to get a catheter when I get my wisdom teeth pulled?

Never: A wisdom teeth procedure with sedation by an oral surgeon should not take more 30-45 min on average (includes prep time, procedure time and recovery time). The procedure is very short and a catheter is not needed, unless the patient has a bladder issue.

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Dr. Gary Sandler Dr. Sandler
Dentistry
50 years in practice
New York University College of Dentistry
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Is it ideal to be sedated when you get your wisdom teeth pulled?

Is it ideal to be sedated when you get your wisdom teeth pulled?

For some, yes.....: Each case is different. It depends upon the difficulty of the extraction, how cooperative you are as a patient & both you and your surgeon’s preferences. I have been removing impacted teeth for over 40 years & most patients are fine with local anesthesia (with or without "sweet air") alone. A few feel that they need IV sedation with an oral surgeon & for them, it is best. Discuss it with os.

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Dr. Kenneth Rotskoff Dr. Rotskoff
Surgery - Oral & Maxillofacial
42 years in practice
Washington University School of Medicine
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How do I know when will the bleeding stop after you get your wisdom teeth pulled out?

Usually in 24 hour: Most patients will have some oozing of several hours after a widom tooth extraction. Remember a little blood ad alot of saliva looks like a lot of blood. Post-operative bleeding is controlled by biting on gauze for several hours after the extraction.

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