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Will they knock me out for wisdom teeth removal or use local anesthesia?
12 doctors weighed in

Dr. Jake Richards
Dentistry
6 doctors agree
In brief: Depends
Likely local will be used but it may be in combination with some IV or oral sedation.
Just talk to your provider to find out what your options are.

In brief: Depends
Likely local will be used but it may be in combination with some IV or oral sedation.
Just talk to your provider to find out what your options are.
Dr. Jake Richards
Dr. Jake Richards
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Dr. Richard Pollard
Anesthesiology
1 doctor agrees
In brief: Talk to Dentist
Most tooth extractions can be done under local anesthesia with a cooperative patient.
If there are especially impacted teeth then some sedation might be indicated. I don't even remember the procedure after a little dose of valium. If you have concerns please contact your dentist and discuss these fears with him. Good luck.

In brief: Talk to Dentist
Most tooth extractions can be done under local anesthesia with a cooperative patient.
If there are especially impacted teeth then some sedation might be indicated. I don't even remember the procedure after a little dose of valium. 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. 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. Cary Blumberg
Dentistry
In brief: Both
They will use both.

In brief: Both
They will use both.
Dr. Cary Blumberg
Dr. Cary Blumberg
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