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Anesthetic for wisdom teeth removal? Is it necessary?

Absolutely, Yes! You absolutely cannot tolerate wisdom tooth extractions without local anesthetic. However, what i think you are referring to is "general" anesthesia or sedation...Putting you to sleep or into a "twilight" state so you're not aware of what's happening. That part is often optional, depending on the specifics of the case. So, anesthetic is mandatory, but anesthesia is something you need to discuss. Read more...
Yes . Anesthesia is normal and most needed for an extraction. You have a choice- either with local anesthesia- novacaine injection, or general anesthesia- being knocked out. Either way you need to have some anesthesia to block the pain receptors. Read more...
Local anesthetic. Local anesthetic is always necessary. Even if you are completely sedated, local anesthetic must be used or else your body (even though you are not conscious) will respond negatively to the pain with increased heart rate and blood pressure. This could cause significant problems if you have underlying health issues such as heart problems. Local anesthetic is a must and its safe, so use it. Read more...
Always necessary. Three options: 1. Local anesthesia. 2. Sedation anesthesia. 3. General anesthesia. Read more...

What is the risk of death from anesthetics for wisdom teeth?

Very minimal risk. As with any surgical procedure there is some risk, but everyday many people are put to sleep (and awakened) to get there wisdom teeth extracted. Read more...
Minimal. Every anesthetic procedure has some degree of risks with general anesthesia having the greatest risk. The risk is minimized by having the anesthesia provided by someone who has the proper training in evaluating patients and their risks when undergoing anesthesia, as well as being trained in administering anesthesia and treating complications that may arise. Oral surgeons have an excellent record. Read more...

How long should it take for wisdom teeth anesthetic to wear off?

Anesthetic. Generally a few hours to twelve hours depending on the one used. Read more...
A few hours. Assuming that a local anesthetic is used you can expect the feeling to return in just a few hours. If there is a sensation of numbness that lingers for a few days you should return to the surgeon who performed the surgery and discuss your concern with him/her. Read more...
Few hours. Few hours unless oral surgeon used long acting (6-8 hours) agent. If numbness present, next day, nerve injury may be present. In that case, contact oral surgeon. Read more...

I have 4 impacted wisdom teeth I haveto get removed, they're all impacted. Is local or general anesthetics better for this?

Sedation. Typically you can accomplish their removal most efficiently and comfortably with conscious sedation. The Surgeon can work most effectively if you are "asleep" and you feel nothing and remember virtually nothing about the surgery.Do all at the same time, as you will then be finished.Follow all the instructions for the least complicated recovery-if you choose not to, you will have problems.Good luck. Read more...
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 more...
Depends. Whether you have your surgery with local anesthesia alone or under general anesthesia may depend upon your level of anxiety, the anticipated level of difficulty (position and development of the teeth), as well as who is performing your surgery as not all general dentists can provide IV sedation and/or general anesthesia. Read more...

I'm scared I have to have my wisdom teeth taken out because of the a general anesthetic. How risky is it?

Not to worry. Being put to sleep will keep all anxieties to a minimum. It makes it easier for the oral surgeon and time will fly by while you sleep. Could be a little expensive but, if you are that worried, then it is money well spent. Earl. Read more...
There are risks. There are risks with any anesthetic, and more risks with general anesthesia. Oral surgeons typically have significant training in intravenous sedation and general anesthesia and were performing outpatient surgery in the office before outpatient became known as it is today. As a group, oral surgeons have a very good track record with regard to administration of anesthesia. Read more...

Is it possible for wisdom teeth to be removed using just a local anesthetic?

Yep. Local anesthetic, if used by a skilled person (and we dentists like to think we're skilled) you can dismantle someone entire face. The best reasons for being asleep is that you won't be worried, it makes it easier for the surgeon to take out your teeth or do other work needed. But, yes you can have your wisdom teeth removed with only local anesthetic. Read more...
YES. I do this routinely as it is better for the patients. They can better take care of themselves post surgery. You will hear noise and feel some pressure but that is all. Ice on and off for 72hrs post extraction and use Motrin 800 mg 3x/day for three days, sleep at a 45 degree angle and follow all other PO instructions. Read more...
Yes. . A lot of dentists use local anesthesia without any sedation. The benefit of the local is that it also gives you post op pain relief. Read more...
Sure. But it may not be completely comfortable for you. Most people choose to go to sleep. If you use just local anesthesia, you can expect to feel a lot of pressure and vibrations from the drill, if they have to use it. Read more...

Is it normal to have all four wisdom teeth taken out with just local anesthetics?

Yes. This is done fairly routinely. However depending on the situation (whether the person is anxious, the teeth are impacted, difficulty, health conditions, etc) your dentist may prefer with or without sedation. Read more...
Yes very common. Yes it is very common to have all four removed with just local anesthetic. Sedation makes it easier for the patient but does not affect the dentist's abilities and skills. Read more...