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How does anesthesia for wisdom teeth removal usually work?

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Dr. Alfredo Garcia
Pediatrics
2 doctors agree

In brief: Anesthesia

All permanent teeth have nerve supply.
The way local anesthesia works is by injecting novocaine into the nerves thereby numbing the gum, the tooth and parts of the face.

In brief: Anesthesia

All permanent teeth have nerve supply.
The way local anesthesia works is by injecting novocaine into the nerves thereby numbing the gum, the tooth and parts of the face.
Dr. Alfredo Garcia
Dr. Alfredo Garcia
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Dr. Richard Pollard
Anesthesiology
1 doctor agrees

In brief: Light Sedation

Usually this operation can be done with local anesthesia and light sedation.
Some dentists use valium , other might use a combination of medications including nitrous oxide.

In brief: Light Sedation

Usually this operation can be done with local anesthesia and light sedation.
Some dentists use valium , other might use a combination of medications including nitrous oxide.
Dr. Richard Pollard
Dr. Richard Pollard
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Dr. Donald Nimz
Dentistry
1 doctor agrees

In brief: General vs local

Local anesthesia is used for many dental procedures general anesthesia ( asleep) may be used for difficult wisdom teeth extractions most often at an oral surgeons office.

In brief: General vs local

Local anesthesia is used for many dental procedures general anesthesia ( asleep) may be used for difficult wisdom teeth extractions most often at an oral surgeons office.
Dr. Donald Nimz
Dr. Donald Nimz
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