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Is wisdom tooth surgery major?

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Dr. Daniel Quon
Surgery - Oral & Maxillofacial
2 doctors agree

In brief: Depends on you

Whether or not removal of wisdom teeth is a major or minor procedure may depend upon your expectations, physical status, age, position and development of the teeth, and the type of anesthetic or sedation utilized, as well as the skill level of the person performing your surgery.

In brief: Depends on you

Whether or not removal of wisdom teeth is a major or minor procedure may depend upon your expectations, physical status, age, position and development of the teeth, and the type of anesthetic or sedation utilized, as well as the skill level of the person performing your surgery.
Dr. Daniel Quon
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Dr. Louis Gallia
Surgery - Oral & Maxillofacial
1 doctor agrees

In brief: Minor, but

Minor, compared to heart or brain surgery.
Major, compared to mole removal. Bigger operation for age 48 than 18. In the hands of a board certified oral surgeon, should be a routine procedure.

In brief: Minor, but

Minor, compared to heart or brain surgery.
Major, compared to mole removal. Bigger operation for age 48 than 18. In the hands of a board certified oral surgeon, should be a routine procedure.
Dr. Louis Gallia
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1 doctor agrees

In brief: Minor...

In the overall scheme of surgical procedures, this one is minor.

In brief: Minor...

In the overall scheme of surgical procedures, this one is minor.
Dr. David Hettinger
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