Why do wisdom teeth hurt sometimes when you sleep?

3rd molar pain? 3rd molar Tooth erupts between 17 to 23 yrs of age. This pain can be from the growth pains. If the the 3rd molars are out and pain arise in your sleep, you could be grinding due to your bite feeling off . Really the best thing is going to your dentist and he/she will check it bite 3rd molars are difficult to clean also and cavities are very way to get on 3rd molars which is another possibility. .
Bruxism. Wisdom teeth should not hurt any more asleep vs awake. You are likely clenching/grinding in your sleep. I see this often in patients referred for "wisdom tooth pain". For best results, make sure you are evaluated and treated by a board certified oral & maxillofacial surgeon.

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Do they always put you to sleep for wisdom teeth or do they just give u local anethtic?

Not always. Depends on the tooth position and how difficult it would be to extract it. Many times a local would work just fine. Read more...
Wisdom tooth removal. About 90% of my patients opt for just a local anesthetic (and sweet air much of the time). That's all that is necessary for the majority of individuals. Few if any patients ever told be they were sorry for not being "put to sleep"- IV sedation for the procedure. However, for some patients and some cases, it would be the best option. Discuss this with your own oral surgeon. Read more...

Its been a week since I had my wisdom teeth out. Is it okay to sleep laying down completely or do I need to stay elevated still?

Back to normal. The recommendation is to sleep with your head elevated at a 30 degree angle for the first 2-3 days following surgery. If you do not feel that you are beginning to improve after 1 week, please call your dental office. Read more...
Should be OK but... You should be able to start practicing normal activities, but a lot depends upon your dentist/oral surgeon's specific post-op instructions and how severe/difficult the extractions were. If in doubt, call their office asap. Read more...
Oral surgery. After a week you can return to normal activities. Read more...

I'm scared to be put out completely when I get my wisdom teeth out! Has anyone else not be put completely to sleep during their own removal?

IV Sedation. One does not have to be 'put to sleep' for the removal of their wisdom teeth. Personally, I use local anesthesia, sometimes in combination with 'sweet air'. It's a personal decision by the patient in consultation with the treating dentist. Having said that, some patients require IV sedation when then would not be either comfortable enough or cooperative enough for the procedure. Read more...
Talk to your doc. The removal of wisdom teeth can be performed with a number of different anesthetic and/or sedation options, depending upon what the dentist or surgeon offers. There are a number of patients who undergo the removal with local anesthesia (injections in the mouth) only, while others may choose nitrous oxide, IV conscious sedation or a general anesthetic. Talk to your doc about your concerns. Read more...
Not uncommon. Plenty of people have wisdom teeth extracted with laughing gas and/or local anesthetic (lidocaine) alone. Read more...

Can dental schools put you to sleep when they remove wisdom teeth?

Some do. Call the dental school near you and ask if they have the ability to do total sedation. Some do, but not all do. Read more...
Possibly. Each institution is different, so you need to call the one that will be treating you to see if they will use this type of anesthesia. Read more...
Depends. It really depends on the school. Most schools will remove wisdom teeth in an oral surgery clinic. These clinics often are equiped for general anesthesia. Call the school before you decide to find out if it's an option for you. Read more...
Wisdom tooth. If the dental school has a graduate program in Oral Surgery, I dont see a reason why they couldn't, as that is part of their training... Read more...