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So I’ve got my wisdom teeth ‘surgery’ coming up soon, because I’m getting jaw surgery so they’re taking them out. Since my wisdom teeth haven’t actually come out yet, I just want to know if this will be done with a local or general anaesthetic? So will I be awake or asleep? I’ve also got work about 2 days after the removal itself so I’m wondering if I’ll need to take a day off? Thanks
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So I’ve got my wisdom teeth ‘surgery’ coming up soon, because I’m getting jaw surgery so they’re taking them out. Since my wisdom teeth haven’t actually come out yet, I just want to know if this will be done with a local or general anaesthetic? So will I be awake or asleep? I’ve also got work about 2 days after the removal itself so I’m wondering if I’ll need to take a day off? Thanks
Just want to mention, the appt is at the hospital in a few weeks.
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No one can answer this question because this is part of your treatment plan and should have been discussed with you by your dentist. If they haven’t already, then your next appointment will most likely be a consultation rather than the actual surgery.
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So I’ve got my wisdom teeth ‘surgery’ coming up soon, because I’m getting jaw surgery so they’re taking them out. Since my wisdom teeth haven’t actually come out yet, I just want to know if this will be done with a local or general anaesthetic? So will I be awake or asleep? I’ve also got work about 2 days after the removal itself so I’m wondering if I’ll need to take a day off? Thanks
Your dentist will have told you if you're getting knocked out for the procedure, if he hasnt mentioned it (and you havent been told to pay for it) it's unlikely you'll get it and you'll simply get the local, which works but itll still be rather uncomfortable.
Personally i'd take another day off work as your face is going to be rather sore after having the teeth surgically removed. It also depends if they get infected which will make it last another week or so - at least that was the case when i had it done. Suffice it to say demand a bottle of codeine from them when its done because when the local wears off its going to really hurt :lol:
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(Original post by Mesopotamian.)
No one can answer this question because this is part of your treatment plan and should have been discussed with you by your dentist. If they haven’t already, then your next appointment will most likely be a consultation rather than the actual surgery.
Ohh right thank you
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Your dentist will have told you if you're getting knocked out for the procedure, if he hasnt mentioned it (and you havent been told to pay for it) it's unlikely you'll get it and you'll simply get the local, which works but itll still be rather uncomfortable.
Personally i'd take another day off work as your face is going to be rather sore after having the teeth surgically removed. It also depends if they get infected which will make it last another week or so - at least that was the case when i had it done. Suffice it to say demand a bottle of codeine from them when its done because when the local wears off its going to really hurt :lol:
Haven’t been to my dentist as I’ve registered for a new one. It was mt orthodontist who told me to get them out as it was a part of my surgical treatment, but I guess I’ll find out at the appointment. And I’ll make sure to ask for medicines 😭 Thanks!
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Haven’t been to my dentist as I’ve registered for a new one. It was mt orthodontist who told me to get them out as it was a part of my surgical treatment, but I guess I’ll find out at the appointment. And I’ll make sure to ask for medicines 😭 Thanks!
Ah fair, yeah if they havent arranged for you to get twilight sedation (i dont believe anyone actually does full general anesthetic these days) then its unlikely youll get it on the day since they need to get a specialist in to monitor it.
It's not too bad without it though, just uncomfortable when you feel them sawing the bone aha
Best of luck for it though!
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I had mine removed in august under a general anaesthetic. But it was done by a surgeon in hospital.
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Ah fair, yeah if they havent arranged for you to get twilight sedation (i dont believe anyone actually does full general anesthetic these days) then its unlikely youll get it on the day since they need to get a specialist in to monitor it.
It's not too bad without it though, just uncomfortable when you feel them sawing the bone aha
Best of luck for it though!
It is done but only if very specific criteria is met. It’s not given if a patient just asks for it or for low level anxiety and there are conditions which contraindicate GA entirely so it’s all a case by case basis.
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It is done but only if very specific criteria is met. It’s not given if a patient just asks for it or for low level anxiety and there are conditions which contraindicate GA entirely so it’s all a case by case basis.
Out of interest do you know what the requirements would be for that? I imagine only seriously heavy duty surgery would usually merit it right? But im no dentist so i could be way off
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Out of interest do you know what the requirements would be for that? I imagine only seriously heavy duty surgery would usually merit it right? But im no dentist so i could be way off
I do yes, we need to know the indications so that we can refer appropriately - yes you’re right it’s usually very complex procedures that are done under GA such as jaw surgeries or multiple treatments required. It’s also indicated for some paediatric patients and special needs patients (there are others but this is just some of the general criteria).
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I do yes, we need to know the indications so that we can refer appropriately - yes you’re right it’s usually very complex procedures that are done under GA such as jaw surgeries or multiple treatments required. It’s also indicated for some paediatric patients and special needs patients (there are others but this is just some of the general criteria).
Ah interesting, thanks for the info! ))
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I had mine removed in august under a general anaesthetic. But it was done by a surgeon in hospital.
Yeah I’m going to the hospital to get mine out too, I guess I’ll call and try to find out!
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