When you get your wisdom teeth out, what type of anesthesia do you use?

It depends. You may have local anesthesia, nitrous oxide or IV anesthesia. The doctor performing the surgery would discuss the options and make recommendations prior to the surgery.
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.
Depends. Depends on how nervous/tolerant you are as a patient and the severity of the teeth (are they upright or impacted?). You can use just "novocaine", nitrous oxide, or if very nervous, try twilight sedation...You'll be sort of "out of it" but not completely asleep (as in general anesthesia).

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Can you get your wisdom teeth removed under local anesthesia?

Yes it is. Yes it is very possible. However, all wisdom teeth are not created equally. Some are deep in the bone, tilted and horizontally positioned. If the wisdom teeth are impacted, most patients consider sedation for comfort. Consult with your dentist on an oral surgeon on your options. Read more...
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. Read more...

Getting bottom two wisdom teeth removed. What type of anesthesia should I be using?

Your surgeon will. Use local anesthesia to numb your lower wisdom teeth and adjacent areas. Additionally, you should consult w your surgeon on whether general anesthesia, sedation, or just local anesthesia is best for your situation. I remove wisdom teeth routinely with local and nitrous oxide alone. There are many opinions and options. Choose what's best for you after having your surgeons ideas presented. Read more...
Impacted? If your teeth are impacted, under some bone and/or gum, you should go to the oral surgeon and be sedated. These can be difficult so more noise, pressure, and time to remove. They will provide meds thru an IV to control the levels in blood while monitoring your vitals. Safe and effective. If wisdom teeth erupted, then local anesthesia like xylocaine (lidocaine) will be effective and less costly. Read more...
Depends. If you are having them removed at the same time may be local anesthesia with IV sedation or general anesthetic can be used. It would be much more comfortable and safer to extract one tooth at a time., weather it is impacted or not , healing is faster as you would be able to swallow meds. And eat faster. Read more...
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. 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. A general anesthetic will clear very quickly (within hours). Read more...

Do I need to get anesthesia when I get my wisdom teeth out?

Local or general? If extracted teeth without a local anesthetic on a few patients with quite a high pain tolerance. If you are asking if you need to be put to sleep, that is determined on a case by case basis. Ask your surgeon. Read more...
Usually. Anesthesia can range from a local anesthetic (injections in the mouth) to a combination of local with some form of sedation or a general anesthetic. Local anesthesia is almost always administered. Sedation or general anesthesia are additional options that may or may not be used depending on the patient and the dentist performing the surgery. Very few would have it done without any anesthetic. Read more...
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. 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. Read more...

I'm a little worried. When I get my wisdom teeth out, and am on anesthesia, will I say weird or bad things?

No. Not ususally because you will have a lot going on in your mouth with the surgeons hands and instruments in your mouth oyu will not be able to say a whole lot. Read more...
Probably not. Depending on the anesthetic/sedative agents used and the method of administration (iv vs. Oral) a patient usually doesn't verbalize during a procedure. That being said, some sedative agents do minimize a persons inhibitions and they might say something that wouldn't be mentioned otherwise. Read more...
Dont worry. Sedation in general is inhibitory so although it will depend on the agent and type of sedation. Either way, it is rare for patients i say serious things, in that if anything it just light hearted smiles. Even if anything is said, you can trust your surgeon and team to maintain a level of professionalism as they are likely experienced in sedation. If concerned bring it up with your provider perhaps. Read more...
No. Under general anesthesia you will essentially be deeply asleep. You will not do or say anything inappropriate. Read more...