The Dental Care Center

Can I Request to Be Put to Sleep for Wisdom Teeth Removal?

October 22, 2022
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Posted By: Dr Peter Suh

If you’re having wisdom teeth removal in Van Nuys, CA, you can talk t your dentist about sedation dentistry. Our sedation dentistry options include everything from local anesthetic to strong oral sedation.

However, we take a health history before approving you for sedation, especially if you’re a new patient and we’re unfamiliar with your wellness profile.

About Wisdom Teeth Removal in Van Nuys, CA

Wisdom teeth, typically four or fewer, come in years after your final adult teeth erupt, usually in the late teens or early adulthood. They may erupt without incident. But too often, they create problems.

Wisdom teeth can put pressure on your other teeth and partially erupt, leaving you prone to infection due to food and bacteria collecting under the gum.

Because you don’t need wisdom teeth to chew and smile, your Van Nuys dentist recommends extraction when problems arise.

When we extract wisdom teeth, we rely on image-guided technology to carefully plan your treatment. Some extractions are straightforward, but others are more complex and require surgical extraction. In either case, we use powerful anesthesia, so you’ll not feel the pulling of these teeth. We also provide aftercare instructions for your prompt recovery.

Sedation Dentistry in Van Nuys

Though we use a gentle touch and local anesthesia, some patients request additional support through sedation. Through dental sedation, even patients with dental phobia can get the treatments they need.

Our sedation dentistry options include the following:

  • Nitrous Oxide—A safe gas with no lingering side effects. You can drive yourself home from treatment.
  • Oral Sedation—A pill is taken before treatment. You’ll need transportation and are unlikely to recall your surgery.

Contact Your Van Nuys Dentist Near Me

If you notice wisdom teeth erupting at the back of the mouth or have any questions for our dental team, we look forward to speaking with you today.

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