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What kind of anethesia do they use to pull wisdom teeth?
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Dr. Richard Ruden
Dentistry
2 doctors agree
In brief: Several
There are basically four ways to have third molars or wisdom teeth removed.
Local anesthetic, nitrous oxide and local anesthetic, office based intravenous anesthesia with local anesthetic, and finally, hospital or surgical center general anesthesia. You can discuss these with your dentist and decide which would be best for you.

In brief: Several
There are basically four ways to have third molars or wisdom teeth removed.
Local anesthetic, nitrous oxide and local anesthetic, office based intravenous anesthesia with local anesthetic, and finally, hospital or surgical center general anesthesia. You can discuss these with your dentist and decide which would be best for you.
Dr. Richard Ruden
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Dr. Ronald Achong
Surgery - Oral & Maxillofacial
1 doctor agrees
In brief: Depends
It depends on many factors: medical issues, cost, insurance coverage, patient compliance, patient apprehension, if the wisdom teeth are impacted, if the wisdom teeth are infected etc.
The best doctor to talk to is an oral surgeon who sedate and removes wisdom teeth everyday. Usually sedation is recommended to patients to have their wisdom teeth removed.

In brief: Depends
It depends on many factors: medical issues, cost, insurance coverage, patient compliance, patient apprehension, if the wisdom teeth are impacted, if the wisdom teeth are infected etc.
The best doctor to talk to is an oral surgeon who sedate and removes wisdom teeth everyday. Usually sedation is recommended to patients to have their wisdom teeth removed.
Dr. Ronald Achong
Dr. Ronald Achong
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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. Earl Sandroff
Dentistry
In brief: All of them.
Dental aesthetics are all basically the same.
It depends on your general health as o what might be chosen. Also some dental aesthetics hang around longer than others so you can hold off any pain that may come a little longer if you and the doctor decide that. Earl.

In brief: All of them.
Dental aesthetics are all basically the same.
It depends on your general health as o what might be chosen. Also some dental aesthetics hang around longer than others so you can hold off any pain that may come a little longer if you and the doctor decide that. Earl.
Dr. Earl Sandroff
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