The thought of having wisdom teeth extracted often evokes uncertainty and worry in people. We want our patients to feel relaxed and not to worry during their extractions. Dr. Clemente has years of experience removing wisdom teeth from people of all ages with all different symptoms and conditions.
To eliminate the pain and worry felt as your wisdom teeth are being extracted, you will have your choice of anesthesia. Those who wish not to be alert during their extraction may choose either general or sedation anesthesia to limit their consciousness. For those who would rather be awake during their removal, they may choose to have only a local anesthetic.
General anesthesia is either inhaled or distributed into your body through an IV. Once you have inhaled or received enough anesthetics intravenously, you will become unconscious and will feel no pain or have any recollection of the procedure. Throughout the surgery, your vitals will be closely monitored by an anesthesiologist, who specializes in perioperative medicine.
Sedation anesthesia is also distributed intravenously but is a much lighter sleep than a general anesthetic. Patients who choose to be sedated will have a suppressed consciousness but may have some memory of the procedure. Local anesthesia will also be administered to you so that you do not feel any pain during the extraction.
If you decide to have only local anesthesia, you will be completely awake and aware, but will not feel any pain. This anesthetic is administered into your gums by injection. The injection contains Novocain which will completely numb the area around each extraction.
If you are unsure of which form of anesthesia you think would be best for you, Dr. Clemente will answer any questions you may have at your consultation. Give us a call today
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