Post # 61
I don’t do well with medical procedures: I told my dentist you’re either gonna have to knock me out or it’s not happening. I fell asleep in seconds, and woke up (what felt like 5 minutes later) with gauze in my mouth and I was loopy as hell. Giggling my head off and dancing.
Post # 62
My body doesn’t deal well with pressure or physical trauma, it doesn’t matter if I’m conscious or not. For example, pressure changes due to the weather or flying cause medical issues for me.
I was put under because the anesthesiologist felt it was safer in case I needed quick emergency treatment. I was using quite a bit of medication, both before and after and I had issues for weeks after.
Post # 63
I had my two lower impacted ones removed (that were completely horizontal) with only local anesthetic shots. It wasn’t too bad.
Post # 64
I had wisdom teeth removal with just novacaine and laughing gas…and it was great.
You feel no pain, you’re relaxed. Additionally, there is a quicker recovery time and less complication with these sorts of removals.
Post # 65
My daughter was supposed to be sedated but they could not find a vein for the IV. They tried for about 20 minutes then asked if she wanted to go ahead without it or try again another day. She opted to proceed with shots and gas and she did fine. If your dentist offers sedation and you can afford it, I recommend it. But if for some reason you can’t get it, it will probably be fine.
Post # 66
Um get the full sedation. I interned and shadowed oral surgeons in college and watched them do many routine wisdom teeth removals. It’s very brutal. I can’t imagine being awake for that.