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Is it ok to get wisdom teeth pulled under local anesthesia?
16 doctors weighed in

Dr. Daniel Quon
Surgery - Oral & Maxillofacial
7 doctors agree
In brief: Yes
Wisdom teeth can be removed under local anesthesia alone.
However, the removal of wisdom teeth, especially impacted wisdom teeth can be more comfortably be performed under some type of sedation in conjunction with local anesthesia.

In brief: Yes
Wisdom teeth can be removed under local anesthesia alone.
However, the removal of wisdom teeth, especially impacted wisdom teeth can be more comfortably be performed under some type of sedation in conjunction with local anesthesia.
Dr. Daniel Quon
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Dr. Paul Grin
Pain Management
3 doctors agree
In brief: Very common
Extraction is a serious surgical procedure and the appropriate anesthesia depends on the complexity of the surgery and your own comfort zone.
With the profound local anesthesia and IV sedation you will have no recall of the events of the surgery or experience any pain. In many cases only local is used. Good luck.

In brief: Very common
Extraction is a serious surgical procedure and the appropriate anesthesia depends on the complexity of the surgery and your own comfort zone.
With the profound local anesthesia and IV sedation you will have no recall of the events of the surgery or experience any pain. In many cases only local is used. Good luck.
Dr. Paul Grin
Dr. Paul Grin
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Dr. Alfredo Garcia
Pediatrics
1 doctor agrees
In brief: Local anesthesia
Local anesthesia (novocaine) is sufficient to prevent pain during any dental procedure including wisdom tooth removal.

In brief: Local anesthesia
Local anesthesia (novocaine) is sufficient to prevent pain during any dental procedure including wisdom tooth removal.
Dr. Alfredo Garcia
Dr. Alfredo Garcia
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Dr. Anthony Pollizzi
Anesthesiology
In brief: Yes
it is possible and safer than under sedation

In brief: Yes
it is possible and safer than under sedation
Dr. Anthony Pollizzi
Dr. Anthony Pollizzi
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Dr. Richard Pollard
Anesthesiology
In brief: Talk to Dentist
Most teeth extractions can be done under local anesthesia with a cooperative patient.
If there are especially impacted teeth then some sedation might be indicated. It is rare that a full general anesthetic would be needed for dental extraction. If you have concerns please contact your dentist and discuss these fears with him. Good luck.

In brief: Talk to Dentist
Most teeth extractions can be done under local anesthesia with a cooperative patient.
If there are especially impacted teeth then some sedation might be indicated. It is rare that a full general anesthetic would be needed for dental extraction. If you have concerns please contact your dentist and discuss these fears with him. Good luck.
Dr. Richard Pollard
Dr. Richard Pollard
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Dr. Cary Blumberg
Dentistry
In brief: Yes
Yes, if they are not impacted.

In brief: Yes
Yes, if they are not impacted.
Dr. Cary Blumberg
Dr. Cary Blumberg
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