If you’re having all four teeth removed, you will most likely be put to sleep during the surgery.
To begin the extraction, the medical team will give you anesthesia to make you fall asleep, if that’s being used for your procedure.
The surgeon will apply local anesthesia to numb the surgical areas of your mouth.30 Dec 2012
Can I be put to sleep for tooth extraction?
You should not require sedation for a tooth extraction. Prior to a tooth extraction, your dentist will numb the area with a local anesthetic to lessen any discomfort. You can have a local anesthetic or you can have a conscious sedation. If you have special medical conditions, you may be given general anesthesia.
What type of sedation is used for wisdom teeth removal?
Intravenous Sedation, also known as “Twilight or Conscious Sedation”, will put you in a safe, relaxed, and comfortable state throughout your surgery. It is the most effective means of reducing awareness and anxiety for dental procedures.
How long does wisdom teeth surgery take?
Most procedures take up to an hour and half, and you should expect two to three days of discomfort and swelling. Your post-operative healing time will vary, usually ranging from a couple of days to a week.3 Aug 2012