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How long would removal of a fully erupted lower wisdom tooth take under local anesthesia only? Are the lower or upper ones easier/harder to remove?

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Dr. Sandra Eleczko
Dentistry
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In brief: Wisdom tooth extract

A completely erupted wisdom tooth with short straight roots is usually an easy extraction and can be done quickly.
However each tooth is different depending on the orientation, length and shape of the roots. The dentist or oral surgeon who will be doing the extracting has seen the X-ray and your tooth and can best answer your question

In brief: Wisdom tooth extract

A completely erupted wisdom tooth with short straight roots is usually an easy extraction and can be done quickly.
However each tooth is different depending on the orientation, length and shape of the roots. The dentist or oral surgeon who will be doing the extracting has seen the X-ray and your tooth and can best answer your question
Dr. Sandra Eleczko
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Dr. Paul Grin
Pain Management
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In brief: 15-25 minutes

If your wisdom tooth is erupted, it can be removed relatively easily as if it were any other tooth.
The actual procedure is about 15-25 minutes with sutures and with no complications. Upper 15 min, lower 25 min. Add the local dental anesthesia time 15-20 min.

In brief: 15-25 minutes

If your wisdom tooth is erupted, it can be removed relatively easily as if it were any other tooth.
The actual procedure is about 15-25 minutes with sutures and with no complications. Upper 15 min, lower 25 min. Add the local dental anesthesia time 15-20 min.
Dr. Paul Grin
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