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Is it better to get general anesthesia when i get my wisdom teeth pulled?

15 doctors weighed in
4 doctors agree

In brief: Varies

The use of general anesthesia will depend on your surgeon.
Many times conscious sedation will cross over into general anesthesia for brief periods due to varied reactions from each patient. However, most oral surgeons can accomplish successful removal without needing full general anesthesia. Make sure to ask your surgeon about what he will use on you and how it will affect you.

In brief: Varies

The use of general anesthesia will depend on your surgeon.
Many times conscious sedation will cross over into general anesthesia for brief periods due to varied reactions from each patient. However, most oral surgeons can accomplish successful removal without needing full general anesthesia. Make sure to ask your surgeon about what he will use on you and how it will affect you.
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Dr. Daniel Quon
Surgery - Oral & Maxillofacial
3 doctors agree

In brief: Depends

The best type of sedation and/or anesthesia, whether IV or a general is the one that is the safest, providing a comfortable procedure for you, and one that you and your surgeon feel comfortable with.
General anesthesia is an option offered by many oral surgeons for their patients. With some patients who have some significant management problems, a general anesthetic may be the safest option.

In brief: Depends

The best type of sedation and/or anesthesia, whether IV or a general is the one that is the safest, providing a comfortable procedure for you, and one that you and your surgeon feel comfortable with.
General anesthesia is an option offered by many oral surgeons for their patients. With some patients who have some significant management problems, a general anesthetic may be the safest option.
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Dr. Sal Aragona
Dentistry
3 doctors agree

In brief: It depends on you

Better if you don't want to remember anything from the treatment.
Not better if you are not so much concerned about remembering and concerned about the additional fees for sedation.

In brief: It depends on you

Better if you don't want to remember anything from the treatment.
Not better if you are not so much concerned about remembering and concerned about the additional fees for sedation.
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Dr. Dale Rottman
Dentistry
2 doctors agree

In brief: Depends

If is more of a question of what is more comfortable for you.
If you are very anxious and do not want to be aware of what is going on, then a general anesthesia would be preferable. Generally a IV sedation is used, so you are not totally out but enough to not be aware of the procedure.

In brief: Depends

If is more of a question of what is more comfortable for you.
If you are very anxious and do not want to be aware of what is going on, then a general anesthesia would be preferable. Generally a IV sedation is used, so you are not totally out but enough to not be aware of the procedure.
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Dr. Richard Pollard
Anesthesiology
1 doctor agrees

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. 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 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.
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