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Should you have a general anaesthetic to have bottom impacted wisdom tooth out?

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Dr. Mandakini Patel
Pediatrics
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In brief: Wisdom tth extract

Not necessarily, your dentist is the best one to answer this as it depends on your situation.

In brief: Wisdom tth extract

Not necessarily, your dentist is the best one to answer this as it depends on your situation.
Dr. Mandakini Patel
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Dr. James Beck
Dentistry

In brief: No

General anesthesia for wisdom tooth extraction is a little excessive.
Depending on the condition of the wisdom tooth, it may be able to be extracted using just local anesthetic. I extract wisdom teeth all the time using just local. If the tooth is partially or completely impacted, the dentist will probably recommend IV sedation. It would have to be a pretty extreme case to need general anesthesia.

In brief: No

General anesthesia for wisdom tooth extraction is a little excessive.
Depending on the condition of the wisdom tooth, it may be able to be extracted using just local anesthetic. I extract wisdom teeth all the time using just local. If the tooth is partially or completely impacted, the dentist will probably recommend IV sedation. It would have to be a pretty extreme case to need general anesthesia.
Dr. James Beck
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