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Is it safe to use local anesthesia for wisdom teeth extraction?

8 doctors weighed in
Dr. Daniel Quon
Surgery - Oral & Maxillofacial
1 doctor agrees

In brief: Yes

In almost every case, local anesthesia will be administered for the removal of wisdom teeth, unless there is some unusual circumstance that that prevents it from being used.
Local anesthesia is very safe when administered correctly and in the correct dosage limits.

In brief: Yes

In almost every case, local anesthesia will be administered for the removal of wisdom teeth, unless there is some unusual circumstance that that prevents it from being used.
Local anesthesia is very safe when administered correctly and in the correct dosage limits.
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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. 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.
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Dr. Ronald Achong
Surgery - Oral & Maxillofacial
1 doctor agrees

In brief: Yes it is

Local anesthesia is used to remove teeth.
Even with sedation, the teeth will still need to be numbed with local anesthesia.

In brief: Yes it is

Local anesthesia is used to remove teeth.
Even with sedation, the teeth will still need to be numbed with local anesthesia.
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1 doctor agrees

In brief: Ansolutely

Personal preference.
Some patients just insist on not being put under for the extractions, no matter how difficult the procedure might be.

In brief: Ansolutely

Personal preference.
Some patients just insist on not being put under for the extractions, no matter how difficult the procedure might be.
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Dr. Orrin Ailloni-Charas
Anesthesiology
1 doctor agrees

In brief: Yes

It is a very safe choice.

In brief: Yes

It is a very safe choice.
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