How long Should Wisdom Teeth Removal Take?

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Patients that come into my practice tend to ask this particular question a lot.  They expect that the removal of 4 wisdom teeth is a procedure that takes a few hours.  They have heard their friends and family talk about the experiences where a patient was in the chair for a minimum of 2 hours getting their wisdom teeth out.

Well, let me tell you, it should take 30 minutes at most to get the 4 wisdom teeth removed.  Even if patient is awake, and getting the procedure done with local anesthesia (just the numbing medicine), it should not take longer than 30 minutes. When I tell my patients that, they are always very pleasantly surprised.

The reason for why so many people are having to sweat through the 2+hour ordeal is because they are not getting the procedure done at an Oral Surgery Office.  General Dentists can take out wisdom teeth, sure, but since it’s not a procedure that they do very often, they are not able to do the procedure efficiently, quickly, and in a way that is comfortable for the patient.  Oral Surgeons on the other hand, do this every day and can provide a patient with a quick, efficient, and pleasant experience.

So, if you need to have your wisdom teeth removed, you should really consider doing the procedure at a specialty Oral Surgery Office.  It will be an overall better experience for you.

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written by  Dmitry Tsvetov DDS MD