Is Local Anesthesia a Good Option for Wisdom Teeth Removal?

For anyone with an upcoming dental appointment, it is an immense relief to know that they are in good hands and that effort is made to make the procedure as efficient, convenient and comfortable as possible, in addition to being entirely safe. Patients are always pleased to have a range of anesthesia options at their disposal. Possible options include general anesthesia, twilight anesthesia and local anesthesia. Doing comprehensive panoramic imaging and choosing the anaesthetic modality is a necessary step in the process of assessment, diagnosis and planning of a third molar or wisdom tooth surgery.  So is local anesthesia a good choice for wisdom teeth removal?

Can you get wisdom teeth out with local anesthesia?

Why does my heart beat really hard with local anestheticsIf you are intimidated by the pain and discomfort of your upcoming wisdom tooth extraction, make sure you discuss your anesthesia options at length with your oral surgeon. They may be able to offer you local anesthesia and other options to make the procedure as comfortable as possible. What’s more, anesthesia can even be used for dental extractions on patients in pain. No longer do patients have to put up with pain and discomfort and wait for the infection to go away before they can have the problematic tooth pulled out.

How long does it take to remove wisdom teeth under local anesthetic?

An experienced oral surgeon should not take longer than 30 minutes to extract all four wisdom teeth, and whether the patient is under the effect of local or other forms of anesthesia plays no difference. Experienced oral surgeons can complete an extraction even in complex scenarios involving a high degree of impaction, which is among the most common reasons why wisdom teeth extractions are recommended in the first place. 

It is therefore important to seek attention from an experienced specialist in the wisdom teeth extractions and complications department who can make the process more efficient and more comfortable for you. They also have the knowledge and experience to prevent any complications from arising and overcome them if they do. 

Why does my heart beat really hard with local anesthetic?

First to fall, we need to remember that the circumstances involving local anesthesia are specific: the anesthetic is administered for the purpose of carrying out a medical procedure which is enough to make the average patient nervous. Most people do not exactly look forward to a tooth extraction, whether planned or emergency one. This, in turn, is enough to cause the person’s heart to start racing. 

So why does this happen? The nervousness causes the person’s epinephrine levels in the bloodstream to rise. Epinephrine is a substance already present in the human body, and one responsible for what is known as the fight-or-flight response, a perfectly normal, natural reaction.

But here’s the catch: local anesthesia contains epinephrine, too. Its purpose is to keep the numbing effect of the anesthetic localized in the injection area. Some of the substance can leak into the bloodstream. So a person who’s already nervous and has epinephrine in their system is injected with more epinephrine. The accumulated effect translates directly into a dramatically higher heart rate and blood pressure, which causes the heart to start racing. 

While this is a common complaint among patients, especially among those having work done on their lower jaw, there is absolutely no cause for alarm since the reaction is completely normal.

Safe same day emergency tooth extraction in Temecula and the area

When it comes to tooth extractions, and wisdom tooth extraction in particular, you should see a general dentist or oral surgeon for an evaluation of your case. When it comes to wisdom teeth which can be particularly tricky, you deserve the best care and safe solutions which only an experienced oral surgery specialist can provide. Dr. Tsvetov more than fits the bill.

Dr. Tsvetov will make your wisdom tooth extraction as simple and straightforward as possible to make you feel safe and comfortable. Dr. Tsvetov puts effort into planning your procedure at length to ensure efficiency and patient comfort while eliminating the risk of complications.

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