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How long until numbness goes away after wisdom teeth removal anesthesia?

How long until numbness goes away after wisdom teeth removal anesthesia?

Depends: The answer depends on the type and amount of anesthesia used and the proximity of the nerve to the extracted tooth. If you feel your numbness is lasting longer than normal, beyond 12 hours, contact your dental provider for further examination. ...Read more

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How long does the numbness last after wisdom teeth removal?

How long does the numbness last after wisdom teeth removal?

Two to 8 hours: Most common local anesthetic used is Lidocaine with Epinephrine lasting 2 to 4 hours. If a longer acting anesthetic was used it could last 6- 8 yours. ...Read more

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How much time will numbness and bleeding last after wisdom teeth removal?

How much time will numbness and bleeding last after wisdom teeth removal?

Wisdom teeth: After wisdom teeth extractions the numbness and bleeding my last for a couple of hours. In case it lasts longer than you need to call your dentist right away. ...Read more

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What to do if I have numbness after wisdom teeth removal?

What to do if I have numbness after wisdom teeth removal?

Numbness: If the numbness last longer than 3 hours post op (id does not go away) you need to return to the oral surgeon ASAP. Paresthesia may last 6 wks to 6 mos or be permanent. The sooner it is diagnosed the better the outcome and sometimes micro surgery is needed to reattach the two ends of the nerve if the nerve was severed. Pinched/crushed nerves recover w/o surgery. ...Read more

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I have numbness after wisdom teeth removal. Is this normal?

I have numbness after wisdom teeth removal. Is this normal?

Numbness: Numbness after a wisdom tooth should be reported to the extracting dentist ASAP. This may be a sign of nerve trauma or damage and needs to be checked out. ...Read more

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What to do for pain and numbness after wisdom teeth removal?

What to do for pain and numbness after wisdom teeth removal?

Call your dentist: You failed to mention how long ago were the wisdom teeth removed? Please call the dentist who removed your wisdom teeth. He\she will know best how to advise you regarding appropriate pain medication and follow up visits to monitor healing. ...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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General or local anesthesia for wisdom teeth removal?

General or local anesthesia for wisdom teeth removal?

Depends: Depends on patient, location of teeth, insurance.
For best results, see an oral surgeon for exam/options. The oral surgeon has the widest array of anesthetic and surgical options. ...Read more

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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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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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Will they knock me out for wisdom teeth removal or use local anesthesia?

Will they knock me out for wisdom teeth removal or use local anesthesia?

Depends: Likely local will be used but it may be in combination with some IV or oral sedation. Just talk to your provider to find out what your options are. ...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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What anesthesia is used for wisdom teeth removal?

General or local --: Depending on your medical status and your dentist's practice. ...Read more

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What is safest anesthesia for wisdom teeth removal?

What is safest anesthesia for wisdom teeth removal?

Varies: Your oral surgeon will discuss with you. It varies with the complexity of the surgery and your apprehension. ...Read more

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What are the anesthesia costs for wisdom teeth removal?

What are the anesthesia costs for wisdom teeth removal?

Depends on area: It depends on length of time of anesthesia ~ general or IV could be anywhere from $ 300-1000.00. ...Read more

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What anesthesia is normally used for wisdom teeth removal?

What anesthesia is normally used for wisdom teeth removal?

Varies: Depends on the severity of the wisdom tooth impaction. I often remove wisdom teeth in my clinic with nitrous oxide and the local anesthetic articaine. If they are partially or completely impacted, an oral surgeon may use IV sedation and local anesthetic. This is a good option because you are not conscious of the procedure but not all the way under like general anesthesia. ...Read more

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How does anesthesia for wisdom teeth removal usually work?

How does anesthesia for wisdom teeth removal usually work?

Anesthesia: All permanent teeth have nerve supply. The way local anesthesia works is by injecting novocaine into the nerves thereby numbing the gum, the tooth and parts of the face. ...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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Can I take my regular 150mg dose of Quetiapine XR the night before wisdom teeth removal or will this complicate things with the anesthesia? I'm afraid

Don't stop: Assuming you have presented a full list of all your medications to the Oral Surgeon for pre-surgical review, do not change any meds unless told to do so. It is important that you take all meds exactly as directed. ...Read more

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Does cephalexin have any interference with anesthesia from wisdom teeth removal?

No: Please let your dentist know you are on an antibiotic, as it might alter their plans for post-operative care. ...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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Does smoking pot before wisdom teeth removal safely reduce the effects of anethesia?

Does smoking pot before wisdom teeth removal safely reduce the effects of anethesia?

NO: You definitely do not want to smoke pot before getting wisdom teeth removed. The smoke actually irritates your lungs and airways (that's why you cough when smoking) and can make anesthesia more dangerous. In addition, it is a depressant, so it makes it hard to guess drug interactions. The only medicine used for anesthesia is what the doctor gives. ...Read more

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How long are headaches going to stay around after wisdom teeth removal?

How long are headaches going to stay around after wisdom teeth removal?

A few days: Headaches usually disappear after a few days. However, the side effects of some pain medications can be headaches. So try to wean off these medications. ...Read more

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How long would it take before the swelling goes down after wisdom teeth removal?

How long would it take before the swelling goes down after wisdom teeth removal?

Depends: Some of the factors that can affect the degree and duration of swelling following removal of wisdom teeth may include whether or not they were impacted, the experience and technique of the surgeon, whether or not anti-inflammatory meds were administered, your physical status, and how well you follow postop instructions. Generally by the third day postop the swelling will be at its peak. ...Read more

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How long after wisdom teeth removal do I have to wait to smoke? I got 2 out on friday. They told me a week, but I'm going crazy.

How long after wisdom teeth removal do I have to wait to smoke? I got 2 out on friday. They told me a week, but I'm going crazy.

Smoking is: Never ok. However, 4 days after the surgery if no complications or pain you can go back to your daily routine. Take this opportunity to quit smoking. Save your health and money. Take care. ...Read more

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How long is the recovery time after wisdom teeth removal?

How long is the recovery time after wisdom teeth removal?

That depends: For most people the majority of the healing is completed in the first 5-6 days if you smoke or drink alcohol this will take longer. In rare cases dry socket can develop. This condition can take 2-3 weeks to heal. Following the care instructions of your oral surgeon greatly reduces the chance of developing dry socket. ...Read more

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How long will the swelling last after wisdom teeth removal surgey?

Within a week: The swelling should gradually decrease over a one week period. If this is not occurring I would contact your surgeon immediately. ...Read more

Dr. Karen Sibert
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