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Could wisdom tooth extraction hurt?

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Dr. Paul Grin
Pain Management
3 doctors agree

In brief: Painless

Having a wisdom tooth pulled is sometimes necessary.
Before extraction, your dentist will use a local anesthetic to numb the area where the tooth will be removed. If you are anxious, your dentist may use IV sedation that will prevent pain completely and make you sleep through the procedure. Anesthesia is the key. Good luck.

In brief: Painless

Having a wisdom tooth pulled is sometimes necessary.
Before extraction, your dentist will use a local anesthetic to numb the area where the tooth will be removed. If you are anxious, your dentist may use IV sedation that will prevent pain completely and make you sleep through the procedure. Anesthesia is the key. Good luck.
Dr. Paul Grin
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Dr. Aalam Samsavar
Dentistry
1 doctor agrees

In brief: No

Generally any pain with extraction is when patient delays the treatment until there is full blown infection.
In these cases local anesthesia fails to achieve complete numbness. Do not wait to have your wisdom teeth extracted if needs to be done.

In brief: No

Generally any pain with extraction is when patient delays the treatment until there is full blown infection.
In these cases local anesthesia fails to achieve complete numbness. Do not wait to have your wisdom teeth extracted if needs to be done.
Dr. Aalam Samsavar
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Dr. Louis Gallia
Surgery - Oral & Maxillofacial
1 doctor agrees

In brief: No

No. With proper local anesthesia, should be painless.
With patient anxiety, IV sedation or general anesthesia is available. Make sure you see the wisdom tooth expert - oral surgeon - for exam/recommendations.

In brief: No

No. With proper local anesthesia, should be painless.
With patient anxiety, IV sedation or general anesthesia is available. Make sure you see the wisdom tooth expert - oral surgeon - for exam/recommendations.
Dr. Louis Gallia
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Dr. Robert Trager
Dentistry
1 doctor agrees

In brief: Why not

Pain or discomfort will always be present so to minimize this have your extractions under general anesthesia.

In brief: Why not

Pain or discomfort will always be present so to minimize this have your extractions under general anesthesia.
Dr. Robert Trager
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