How Long Does Wisdom Teeth Removal Take?
Removing your wisdom teeth may sound like a complicated, time-consuming procedure. Fortunately, standard wisdom teeth removal typically takes less than an hour.
Factors Affecting Removal Time
While some people get all four wisdom teeth at once, others may only get some of them, and others may get their wisdom teeth over an extended period. Your procedure may take longer if your dentist needs to remove all four wisdom teeth.
The time needed to remove your wisdom teeth depends on whether they’re impacted at an unusual angle or pushing against other teeth. If one or more of your wisdom teeth are at an odd angle or pushing against another tooth, it may take longer to remove the tooth while avoiding damage to your surrounding teeth.
If you opt for local anesthesia to prevent pain, you’ll be alert and ready to leave at the end of your procedure. However, you may need time to wake up after the procedure if you receive general anesthesia.