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What does it feel like to remove my impacted wisdom tooth under local anesthesia?

What does it feel like to remove my impacted wisdom tooth under local anesthesia?

Some people do ok: You have to be ready to feel something though. You will feel the "local" because it is an injection (needle). Motivated adults and "patient" dentists make this technique work well. Then you will feel tugging, pulling, and possibly some discomfort. The advantages have to do with not getting more complex anesthesia. ...Read more

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Dr. Karen Sibert
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Anesthesia (Definition)

Anesthesia is a field of study that involves methods of removing sensation, pain, and consciousness from a person in order to perform surgeries, do other uncomfortable procedures, or relieve his pain/suffering. A doctor specializing in ...Read more


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How long would removal of a fully erupted lower wisdom tooth take under local anesthesia only? Are the lower or upper ones easier/harder to remove?

How long would removal of a fully erupted lower wisdom tooth take under local anesthesia only? Are the lower or upper ones easier/harder to remove?

Wisdom tooth extract: A completely erupted wisdom tooth with short straight roots is usually an easy extraction and can be done quickly. However each tooth is different depending on the orientation, length and shape of the roots. The dentist or oral surgeon who will be doing the extracting has seen the X-ray and your tooth and can best answer your question ...Read more

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How painful is a wisdom tooth extraction with anesthesia injected in your mouth?

How painful is a wisdom tooth extraction with anesthesia injected in your mouth?

Uncomfortable: Uncomfortable as opposed to painful. The more complex the extraction, the longer and more intrusive the procedure. Please schedule time with an oral and maxillofacial surgeon to discuss your concerns and the degree of complexity of your surgical need, then follow pre and post operative instructions to the letter. ...Read more

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What can it feel like to go through wisdom tooth extraction under twilight anesthesia?

Not much: Normally twilight anesthesia or IV sedation should create a deep enough level of anesthesia in combination with local anesthesia that you should feel almost nothing except maybe some pressure and vibration if a drill is used to remove your teeth. It should not be painful at all and you should not even feel the administration of the local anesthesia. ...Read more

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My boyfriend has one wisdom tooth being removed and it hasn't broke through the skin yet.. Will they put him under general anesthesia for this ?

My boyfriend has one wisdom tooth being removed and it hasn't broke through the skin yet.. Will they put him under general anesthesia for this ?

Good question: The surgeon who will be performing the procedure should be the one you are asking. Teeth can be extracted with and without sedation. Your boyfriend should discuss his treatment, associated risks and benefits, fees, and pre/post op instructions with the surgeon actually treating him. ...Read more

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Is normally necessary to be given general anesthesia during wisdom tooth removal?

Neccessary: Not absolutely and more commonly it is conscious (IV) sedation more than general. You can have it done completely awake and just with local anesthesia (i do a lot of them) or you can sleep through it and remember little to nothing. Most would prefer to sleep but may not want the cost. Ask your dental provider for more details. ...Read more

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Is it advisable to pluck all 4 wisdom tooth all at once under local anesthesia! is there any side effect after that? Please advice. Thanks

Is it advisable to pluck all 4 wisdom tooth all at once under local anesthesia! is there any side effect after that? Please advice. Thanks

Depends: Under local only, many people have one side worked on at a time to preserve an unaffected side of their mouth for chewing. Others only want to go through the experience one time and opt to get it all done at once. The latter strategy makes more sense if IV sedation or general anesthesia is used but it is really up to you unless your particular medical or surgical considerations dictate otherwise. ...Read more

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Surgical wisdom tooth removal with only local anesthesia. Is that safe?

Surgical wisdom tooth removal with only local anesthesia. Is that safe?

Yes: Having wisdom teeth removed under local anesthesia is a very safe procedure. However, depending on the position of the teeth, your age, level of apprehension, expectations, and skill level and surgical technique of your dentist, it may not be the most comfortable option. ...Read more

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Whats it like being put to sleep with anesthesia for wisdom tooth pulled?

Sedation: Most likely, the anesthesia will be a combination of versed, fentanyl and propofol. The medicines make you sleepy, give you some amnesia, and usually it's over before you even think its started. It's very comfortable way to have the teth removed. ...Read more

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