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Do you have to have a general anaesthetic to have impacted wisdom teeth taken out?
17 doctors weighed in

Dr. Kaveh Niknia
Dentistry
10 doctors agree
In brief: 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.

In brief: 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.
Dr. Kaveh Niknia
Dr. Kaveh Niknia
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Dr. SCOTT HARWOOD
Surgery - Oral & Maxillofacial
2 doctors agree
In brief: No
There are several options for the removal of any tooth including local anesthesia, nitrous oxide analgesia with local, IV sedation and general anesthesia.
Your best option should be discussed with your oral surgeon.

In brief: No
There are several options for the removal of any tooth including local anesthesia, nitrous oxide analgesia with local, IV sedation and general anesthesia.
Your best option should be discussed with your oral surgeon.
Dr. SCOTT HARWOOD
Dr. SCOTT HARWOOD
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Dr. Pavel Conovalciuc
Family Medicine
2 doctors agree
In brief: Probably not
Most of those are still amenable for extraction under local anesthesia, although, a dentist would be the one to decide on that.

In brief: Probably not
Most of those are still amenable for extraction under local anesthesia, although, a dentist would be the one to decide on that.
Dr. Pavel Conovalciuc
Dr. Pavel Conovalciuc
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