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Wisdom teeth can be quite complex, especially because they’re not like the other teeth. Because they’re so complex, many people have questions about them as well as the surgery involved in removing them. If you’re one of these people, our dentist, Dr. Hoang Truong, and dental team are happy to give you the answers and information you need so you can better understand this topic. To do so, we would like to give you the answers to frequently asked questions about wisdom teeth.

Question No. 1: How many teeth will be removed?

Answer: Some people have four wisdom teeth while others have more or less. Typically, your dentist will remove all the wisdom teeth you have unless he recommends leaving a tooth because it doesn’t cause any threats to your oral health.

Question No. 2: What type of anesthesia will be used?

Answer: There are two options that are typically used during surgery, which are general anesthesia and local anesthesia. General anesthesia will make you groggy during your treatment—it might even make you fall asleep—so you will need a ride home after your treatment. Local anesthesia will keep you awake and comfortable. It’s best to talk to your dentist about the method recommended.

Question No. 3: How long will the surgery take?

Answer: The surgery can take one or more hours, depending on the number of wisdom teeth needing to be removed.

For more information and details about wisdom teeth in Sacramento, California, please contact Gateway Oaks Dental at 916-649-0249 when you have the chance. Our dental team is here to assist you in any way we can, even if it’s just by answering your questions. We look forward to helping you know more!