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Should you have a general anaesthetic to have bottom impacted wisdom tooth out?

Should you have a general anaesthetic to have bottom impacted wisdom tooth out?

Wisdom tth extract : Not necessarily, your dentist is the best one to answer this as it depends on your situation. ...Read more

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Impacted Tooth (Definition)

An impacted tooth is one that is for one of many reasons unable to erupt into the oral cavity: they may be vertical, horizontal, in bone, impacted in soft tissue (gum/gingiva), it may be due to local pathology i.e. Proximity to an extra tooth or undifferentiated mass of tooth like tissue or an "odontoma", it can be due to crowding, and usually it is a wisdom tooth that lacks ...Read more


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Do you have to have a general to have bottom impacted wisdom tooth extracted?

Do you have to have a general to have bottom impacted wisdom tooth extracted?

No: But it is advisable. You can have a local and it is simply more traumatic. Oral surgeons use short acting anesthetics to have you out while the procedure is done and then easily awakened. It also depends how badly the tooth is impacted. If it is badly impacted you do not want to be awake while the doctor digs it out. ...Read more

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Do you have to have a general anaesthetic to have impacted wisdom teeth taken out?

Do you have to have a general anaesthetic to have impacted wisdom teeth taken out?

No, it's optional: Wisdom teeth removal do not require general anesthesia, however the experience my be more comforttable with a milder IV sedation. Local anesthetic is required in either case. In other words, the dentist will numb your mouth so you won't feel any pain. But, if you don't want to hear the possible sounds of cracking, drilling or feeling strong pressure, it's more comfortable to be lightly sedated. ...Read more

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Is it okay to have an impacted wisdom tooth taken out with just local anesthetic?

Is it okay to have an impacted wisdom tooth taken out with just local anesthetic?

Yes: It's probably the safest and easiest way to have it done. Nitrous oxide or conscious sedation are also alternatives, but local anesthesia is given at the same time as well... ...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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What should I do for a partially impacted wisdom tooth?

What should I do for a partially impacted wisdom tooth?

Oral surgeon: See a board certified oral & maxillofacial surgeon who can examine/xray/make recommendations. ...Read more

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Should i be concerned that i can see the hole after wisdom teeth extraction?

Should i be concerned that i can see the hole after wisdom teeth extraction?

No: It's perfectly normal to see the hole (socket) after a tooth is removed. Sometimes they're stitched closed sometimes they're left open to heal. Depends on the situation and your dentist's decision at the time of surgery. ...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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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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Two erupted wisdom teeth might have to be extracted but I have medicaid. Does it cover general anesthesia for oral surgery? I can't with only local.

Usually have to have: A medical reason to use general anesthesia, . They can give you something to relax you with the local anesthesia, medicaid or any insurance will need a prior auth. ...Read more

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If I'm having a wisdom tooth removed in the dentist office.. That means I prob won't be under general anethesia correct? b/c you need a way to breathe

If I'm having a wisdom tooth removed in the dentist office.. That means I prob won't be under general anethesia correct? b/c you need a way to breathe

General Anesthesia: isn't normally required for extraction of wisdom teeth - but IV conscious sedation may be used. Please ask your oral surgeon/ dentist what form of anesthesia will be used. ...Read more

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Can i go under general anesthesia for a wisdom teeth operation if pregnant?

Can i go under general anesthesia  for a wisdom teeth operation if pregnant?

Not recommended: If possible postpone after delivery. Baby in the utero can experience hypoxia( decrease or lack of oxygen) during the general anesthesia which may have bad consequences on their developing brain. ...Read more

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I have a wisdom tooth extraction tomorrow. Only local anesthetics will be used right?

I have a wisdom tooth extraction tomorrow. Only local anesthetics will be used right?

Ask your dentist: In fact you could get it done with different kind of anesthetics and different levels of sedations. In general you should have gotten that information when you made the appointment, if you are not sure, call the office and get that information. You should not worry too much, wisdom teeth extractions are routine procedures in any office. Stay well (scdentalimplants. Com). ...Read more

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Why would a doc have to do a bone graft while removing wisdom teeth?

Why would a doc have to do a bone graft while removing wisdom teeth?

Large defect: Sometimes its necessary to place a bone graft when removing teeth to protect the nerve in the jaw but usually to preserve bone on the back side of the 2nd molar which could cause more tooth loss. ...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?

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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I'm getting my wisdom teeth out and will be getting local anesthesia, not general. Will i be awake?

Yes: Local anesthesia alone will not provide any type of sedation for your procedure. If you do not want to be awake, talk to your dentist or surgeon for sedation options he or she can provide for you. ...Read more

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I have 4 impacted wisdom teeth i haveto get removed, they're all impacted. Is local or general anesthetics better for this?

Dr. Paul Grin Dr. Grin
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I have 4 impacted wisdom teeth i haveto get removed, they're all impacted. Is local or general anesthetics better for this?

Comfort zone: The appropriate anesthesia depends on the complexity of the dental treatment and your own comfort zone. With the profound local anesthesia and IV sedation you will have no recall of the events of the oral surgery or experience any pain. In your case IV sedation is recommended. Best of luck. ...Read more

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I have to have all four of my wisdom teeth removed. Should i opt for local anesthetic or general anesthesia?

I have to have all four of my wisdom teeth removed. Should i opt for local anesthetic or general anesthesia?

Discuss with surgeon: The use of local anesthesia, either with\ without sweet air, or IV sedation will vary based upon the difficulty of the extraction and your personal preferences.Given the choice, most of my patients request the use of only local anesthesia (and perhaps sweet air). Some patients will only be comfortable with IV sedation and for them, that is the best way. General anesthesia is rarely used anymore. ...Read more

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Could a general surgeon do tooth extractions?

Could a general surgeon do tooth extractions?

Tooth extractions: A general surgeon could technically and legally probably extract teeth, but i doubt any would want or try to as they have not been trained to do so. All professionals do what they have been trained to and feel comfortable and competent in doing. Some extractions are difficult even for trained and competent dentists. ...Read more

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Wisdom tooth resting on gum bed.Will it come out automatically or do I have to opt for a surgery?

Wisdom tooth resting on gum bed.Will it come out automatically or do I have to opt for a surgery?

Need eval: Sometimes the wisdom teeth do not erupt completely because there is not enough space for them. And there can be gum tissue that remains around them. These teeth would need to be extracted. The best thing you can do si the have an evaluation by a dentist and find out what is happening in your mouth with your wisdom teeth. ...Read more

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Dr. Theodore Davantzis
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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