Do they put you to sleep or just numb you for wisdom teeth extraction?

Your choice. Unless you are a high risk for sedation, you can choose. Many people like conscious sedation instead of total general anesthesia. Safer, and easier to come out of. Many others, prefer to be awake and are fine with local numbing. Much depends on the complexity of the surgery and your preference.
Your choice. The areas will be numbed regardless if you choose to be sedated or not.

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How can you sleep comfortably after having a wisdom teeth extraction?

Be relaxed. Keep head elevated, ice as much as possible, take your pain medications as close as possible to bedtime as possible. After the first 24 hours warm salt water rinses. After 48 hours i suggest using an irrigating syringe to clean out lower extraction socket. If all this fails call your surgeon. He/she will need to evaluate you. Read more...
Pain Meds can help. So much in dental treatment depends on the patient, their pain tolerance as well as the type of extraction, ie; bony, or ankylosed. A surgeon's skill, touch & the way they do a surgery. Great hands with a patient who follows all of the home care directions can lead to a very positive result with very little pain. Pain could be minimal or could last weeks. Pain meds can help you get some sleep. Read more...
Pain Prescription. You will likely have pain, swelling and bruising following wisdom teeth extractions. You will also typically be prescribed some medications. Be sure to take as prescribed. Read more...

My tongue is numb on one side after wisdom teeth extraction. What do I do?

Call surgeon. Call the surgeon who extracted your tooth. They need to be made aware of your condition to determine the cause and what further treatment should be rendered of if you need to take medication to help the healing process. Read more...
Depends. The numb sensation may be time related to the the type of local anesthetic used as well as to surgical trauma. Many surgeons use a long acting local anesthetic in the lower jaw for removal of wisdom teeth and some patients can be numb for 6 - 8 hours after surgery. If half of your tongue is still numb several days later, you should contact your surgeon for further advice. Read more...

I have burning numbness in tongue after wisdom teeth extraction., what do you recommend?

Keep area clean. At this point, there is nothing to worry but to wait for it to heal. Keep the area clean to prevent bacterial superinfection. Most of the time, the numbness will significantly reduced and go away over time. Just wait patiently. You must trust your doctor since he/she is trying his/her best for you. Time frame may be six month to a year... Read more...

How long until the swelling and numbness goes away after wisdom teeth extraction?

It depends. The swelling usually reaches its peak 36-48 hours after surgery then decreases slowly over a few days. The numbness depends on the type of local anesthesia used. Rarely, the sensory nerve can get damaged and numbness can last longer or be permanent. Read more...
Varies. Swelling can last a day or two to a week. The numbness usually a few hours. Feel better soon. Read more...

How much time does it take for the numbness to go away after wisdom teeth extraction?

Local anesthesia. This varies from 2 to 4 hours but may be as long as 12 hours depending upon the type of local anesthesia used and your body's chemistry. lf longer & in some cases due to temporary or permanent damage to the nerve, one develops a paresthesia which should be immediately brought to the attention of the treating dentist. If there is any question or concern call your own dentist to discuss this issue. Read more...
Transient Numbness. It could last for a few hours, day, or even months. If concerned, call your oral surgeon for instructions. Read more...