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Procedure Wisdom Teeth Removal
Ask oral surgeon: Depends on the tooth. Sometimes simple extraction. Sometimes raising a flap to remove bone. Sometimes local anesthesia, sometimes general anesthesia. Get a consultation from the wisdom tooth expert - oral & maxillofacial surgeon for exam/recommendations. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Varies: Any tooth may be a simple or more involved to extract. Wisdom teeth in general are more involved in nature simply because they are commonly erupting in an abnormal direction and partially encased in bone. So as your doctor how involved the extraction will be. Some doctors offer various sedation techniques to help make the process easier. Be sure to adhere to your post op instructions afterward. ...Read more
How long does lidocane last after wisdom teeth removal and can I get dehydrated cause of not eating or drinking 24hours before procedure.?
Is the local anesthetic for wisdom teeth removal the same kind as for fillings and root canals? Does the amt administered vary according to procedure?
Tips for pain relief: Any tooth extraction can be uncomfortable. The key is good home care. As soon as possible place an ice pack on your face...Even if you have to store your own ice bag in a cooler in the car. Keep ice on your face 20min on then 20 min off for the first 24 hours. Take pain meds as prescribed and limit activity. Dont suck through a straw, spit alot, slurp soup or smoke. Eat soft foods for 24 hrs. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Comfortable: Usually comfortable during procedure. Either with local anesthesia (often augmented with oral sedation or nitrous oxide) or local anesthesia and IV sedation. Only doc to offer all options - oral surgeon. Make sure you are evaluated and treated by oral surgeon. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
It depends: There is no one experience that all patients share. Some wisdom teeth are completely or nearly erupted into the mouth and removal should be less complicated. Sometimes they are "impacted" or covered by gums and bone and are more involved. Ultimately, you should feel little or nothing during removal thanks to local anesthetic (and sedation if desired). Pain meds keep you comfortable afterward. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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