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Should You Have A General Anaesthetic To Have Bottom Impacted Wisdom Tooth Out
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
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 moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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 moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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
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 moreSee 5 more doctor answers
Was wondering if it was possible to go under full general anesthesia just to get your wisdom teeth pulled?
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.
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
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 moreSee 3 more doctor answers
I was wondering if it was possible to go under full general anesthesia just to get your wisdom teeth pulled?
I'm getting my wisdom teeth out and will be getting local anesthesia, not general. Will i be awake?
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 moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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 moreSee 4 more doctor answers
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 moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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 moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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