Are You Awake During Wisdom Teeth Removal?

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Hey there! Thinking about getting your wisdom teeth removed? It’s a common procedure, and while it might sound scary, it’s a safe and routine process.

One of the biggest questions you might have is: “Are you awake during wisdom teeth removal?”

In this article, we’ll answer that question and explore the different anesthesia options available to make your experience as comfortable as possible.

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Do They Put You to Sleep for Wisdom Teeth Removal?

There are actually two main types of anesthesia used for wisdom teeth removal:

  • Local Anesthesia: This numbs only the area around your wisdom teeth. You’ll be awake and aware during the procedure, but you won’t feel any pain. You might also receive some sedation medication to help you relax.
  • General Anesthesia: This puts you into a complete sleep during the entire procedure. You won’t feel any pain or remember anything about the surgery.

Which option is right for you? It depends on several factors, including:

  • The complexity of your wisdom teeth removal.
  • Your personal preference for being awake or asleep.
  • Your medical history.

In our clinic in Mesa, Arizona, we always advise our patients to discuss their options with their dentist. They can help you determine the best type of anesthesia based on your individual needs.

Local vs. General Anesthesia for Wisdom Teeth Removal

Here’s a quick breakdown of the pros and cons of each type of anesthesia:

Local Anesthesia

  • Pros: Less expensive, shorter recovery time, you’re awake and aware of what’s happening.
  • Cons: You might feel some pressure or discomfort during the procedure.

General Anesthesia

  • Pros: You won’t feel any pain or remember anything about the surgery.
  • Cons: More expensive, longer recovery time, there are some potential risks associated with general anesthesia.

Smiling Bright After Wisdom Teeth Removal

Here at Somos Dental, we understand that cost can be a major concern for young adults. That’s why we offer affordable wisdom teeth removal starting at $999 for all four wisdom teeth*.

We also offer flexible payment options to help make this procedure accessible to everyone.

Visit us! We have convenient locations in Phoenix and Dallas.



Contact us at 623-869-1091 or complete our online form to schedule your FREE CONSULTATION.

Remember, the most important thing is to choose the option that makes you feel most comfortable and confident about your wisdom teeth removal. Don’t hesitate to ask your dentist any questions you may have!

*Displayed Prices are Cash Only, They don’t apply with insurance.

**The price may be subject to change.

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