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Is wisdom teeth extraction painful?

6 doctors weighed in
Dr. Daniel Sampson
Surgery - Oral & Maxillofacial
3 doctors agree

In brief: It depends

On how difficult they are to remove and each patient is different in terms of pain tolerance.
The pain is usually handles with prescription medications.

In brief: It depends

On how difficult they are to remove and each patient is different in terms of pain tolerance.
The pain is usually handles with prescription medications.
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Dr. Kevin Nail
Dentistry

In brief: Wisdom teeth

No, your dentist will give you local anesthetic to numb the teeth, gums, and jaws.
You may choose to do sedation of some sort anywhere form nitrous oxide (laughing gas) to IV conscious/general anesthesia. Most people have some post operative pain last from a few days to weeks. Your dentist will give you pain meds to manage this. Make sure to follow all post operative instructions!!!

In brief: Wisdom teeth

No, your dentist will give you local anesthetic to numb the teeth, gums, and jaws.
You may choose to do sedation of some sort anywhere form nitrous oxide (laughing gas) to IV conscious/general anesthesia. Most people have some post operative pain last from a few days to weeks. Your dentist will give you pain meds to manage this. Make sure to follow all post operative instructions!!!
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Dr. Rod Zimmerman
Dentistry

In brief: No

Wisdom teeth removed is done with local anesthetic, and the patient can be sedated so that you are relaxed having your wisdom teeth removed.
However, the post-op recovery can experience pain, which usually lasts for a few days, and is controlled with pain medications.

In brief: No

Wisdom teeth removed is done with local anesthetic, and the patient can be sedated so that you are relaxed having your wisdom teeth removed.
However, the post-op recovery can experience pain, which usually lasts for a few days, and is controlled with pain medications.
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Dr. Gary Sandler
Dentistry

In brief: It Varies

For the actual removal of a wisdom tooth you will be given local anesthesia to completely numb the area so that you will not feel anything.
You may also be given nitrous oxide analgesia (sweet air) or IV sedation. Afterwards, depending upon the difficulty of the extraction and your own pain threshold, you will have mild to moderate swelling and discomfort, alleviated with pain meds.

In brief: It Varies

For the actual removal of a wisdom tooth you will be given local anesthesia to completely numb the area so that you will not feel anything.
You may also be given nitrous oxide analgesia (sweet air) or IV sedation. Afterwards, depending upon the difficulty of the extraction and your own pain threshold, you will have mild to moderate swelling and discomfort, alleviated with pain meds.
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