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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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Dr. Mark Pack
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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 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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Had palate pain for 4yrs, had impacted wisdom tooth @cyst removed general anesthetic, now pain has gone? Y did it cause palate pain. Thanks x

Had palate pain for 4yrs, had impacted wisdom tooth @cyst removed general anesthetic, now pain has gone? Y did it cause palate pain. Thanks x

Referred pain: Almost anything that hurts someplace can have some pain in other places show up. Why? We aren't always sure. In your hard palate case, some of the nerves going there may have been pressed on by the inflammation around the lesion that was removed. ...Read more

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I had an impacted wisdom tooth removed 5 days ago via local anesthetic.I have another 3 (no impact) wisdoms to come out,What's better local or general?

I had an impacted wisdom tooth removed 5 days ago via local anesthetic.I have another 3 (no impact) wisdoms to come out,What's better local or general?

Personal Preference: If you had an impacted wisdom tooth removed under local anesthesia and were comfortable during the procedure, you should do well with the removal of the other three under local anesthesia. Whether or not to choose a general anesthetic may depend upon the level of anticipated difficulty and any anxiety you may have now with multiple extractions being performed in one setting or multiple visits. ...Read more

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Hi, could you tell me if its normal to experience palate sorness after impacted wisdom tooth@cyst(upper) removed had general anesthetic thanks x?

Not unusual: At 49 with an accompanying cyst being removed, some soreness is probably to be expected for a few days. If it persists past a week, go back to the surgeon for a followup evaluation to play it safe. ...Read more

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Had impacted wisdom tooth@cyst removed (upper) under general anesthetic now my palate is tight@painful should this pass? Thanks

It should: You had a lot of work completed in a small, confined space. Not unusual for the tissue to be sore and feel tight as the healing process begins. ...Read more

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Had impacted wisdom tooth@cyst removed (upper) under gen anesthetic 5days ago palate so sore how long until its healed?@ had biopsys done thanks x

Enucleation of cyst: Pain, tenderness to palpation, and dysphagia can sometimes linger for several weeks and this is all within normal limits. Warm salt water rinses, analgesics, and sometimes topical anesthetic gargling can temporarily help, but allow time for normal healing. This was surgery, like any other procedure on a leg, arm, abdomen, etc. Post operative pain is normal and narcotics will help but not 100%. ...Read more

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Had impacted wisdom tooth@cyst (upper) 5dys ago gen anesthetic spitin blood think it comin from nostril blowin nose showin blood to can u advice please x?

Had impacted wisdom tooth@cyst (upper) 5dys ago gen anesthetic spitin blood think it comin from nostril blowin nose showin blood to can u advice please x?

Sinus perforation : Apparently while removing the cyst abd the impacted molar the sinus got perforated . That is why you see blood when blowing your nose . Did you check with oral surgeon who had performed the surgery on you for follow up . Please do and he will explain it to you and direct you on how to deal with it .This situation is not uncommon and it happens many times ...Read more

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Dr. James Chapman
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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