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Can oral surgeons put people under for wisdom teeth extractions?

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Dr. Daniel Quon
Surgery - Oral & Maxillofacial
1 doctor agrees

In brief: Yes

Being "put under" can mean different types of sedation.
Many surgeons remove wisdom teeth for their patients with IV sedation and their patients have little or no recall and think they were asleep. Some surgeons may utilize crna's in their offices and perform procedures under general anesthesia where you are asleep.

In brief: Yes

Being "put under" can mean different types of sedation.
Many surgeons remove wisdom teeth for their patients with IV sedation and their patients have little or no recall and think they were asleep. Some surgeons may utilize crna's in their offices and perform procedures under general anesthesia where you are asleep.
Dr. Daniel Quon
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Dr. Kevin Owoc
Dentistry - Prosthodontics
1 doctor agrees

In brief: Yes

Most of the time, the oral surgeon will give you IV sedation.
You will not receive general anesthesia unless there is some very complicated reason. This means that you will be heavily sedated, won't remember anything, and not feel any pain at all. With general anesthesia, a tube is put down your throat, and breathing is done for you. This is not needed in most every case. Keep smiling!

In brief: Yes

Most of the time, the oral surgeon will give you IV sedation.
You will not receive general anesthesia unless there is some very complicated reason. This means that you will be heavily sedated, won't remember anything, and not feel any pain at all. With general anesthesia, a tube is put down your throat, and breathing is done for you. This is not needed in most every case. Keep smiling!
Dr. Kevin Owoc
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Dr. Ronald Smith
Dentistry
1 doctor agrees

In brief: Yes

There are several options for pain and anxiety control during dental surgery.
It can range from just local anesthetic to full general anesthesia. Often a person can be sedated without full general anesthesia and be totally comfortable and unaware of the surgery. Oral surgeons can generally provide most levels of anesthesia to include hospitalization and general anesthesia.

In brief: Yes

There are several options for pain and anxiety control during dental surgery.
It can range from just local anesthetic to full general anesthesia. Often a person can be sedated without full general anesthesia and be totally comfortable and unaware of the surgery. Oral surgeons can generally provide most levels of anesthesia to include hospitalization and general anesthesia.
Dr. Ronald Smith
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Dr. Phillip Frist
Dentistry

In brief: Yes

But expect to pay for the anestheologist and surgical room out of your pocket.
Talk to your oral surgeon, they can fix you up and you won't need to be put out like you are probably asking.

In brief: Yes

But expect to pay for the anestheologist and surgical room out of your pocket.
Talk to your oral surgeon, they can fix you up and you won't need to be put out like you are probably asking.
Dr. Phillip Frist
Dr. Phillip Frist
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