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Is general anesthesia a good idea for the removal of wisdom teeth?
9 doctors weighed in

Dr. SCOTT HARWOOD
Surgery - Oral & Maxillofacial
5 doctors agree
In brief: Several Choices
The decision of what type of anesthesia to use is based on the difficulty of the surgery and the type of patient involved.
There are several choices such as local anesthesia, nitrous oxide along with local, IV sedation (twilight sleep) and general anesthesia. The best method for you should be discussed with your oral surgeon after he has examined you and evaluated your case.

In brief: Several Choices
The decision of what type of anesthesia to use is based on the difficulty of the surgery and the type of patient involved.
There are several choices such as local anesthesia, nitrous oxide along with local, IV sedation (twilight sleep) and general anesthesia. The best method for you should be discussed with your oral surgeon after he has examined you and evaluated your case.
Dr. SCOTT HARWOOD
Dr. SCOTT HARWOOD
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Dr. Richard Pollard
Anesthesiology
In brief: Not usually needed
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: Not usually needed
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. Romanth Waghmarae
Pain Management
In brief: Wisdom teeth
Its never a idea to have general anesthesia especially for wisdom teeth as this is done in an office setting.
There is really no problem with having the wisdom teeth out with the usually nerve block local done for extraction of teeth.

In brief: Wisdom teeth
Its never a idea to have general anesthesia especially for wisdom teeth as this is done in an office setting.
There is really no problem with having the wisdom teeth out with the usually nerve block local done for extraction of teeth.
Dr. Romanth Waghmarae
Dr. Romanth Waghmarae
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Dr. Earl Sandroff
Dentistry
In brief: 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.

In brief: 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.
Dr. Earl Sandroff
Dr. Earl Sandroff
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