(Closed) Anyone use laughing gas for wisdom teeth removal?

posted 6 years ago in Wellness
Post # 3
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Newbee
  • Wedding: May 2013

i had laughing gas when my 4 wisdom teeth were removed. you just start to dream. you’re aware of what’s going on but you don’t care about it one bit, and you don’t feel anything. it was pretty pleasant actually!

Post # 4
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Newbee
  • Wedding: May 2013

also – all four of mine were impacted and it was fine

Post # 5
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: June 2014

I had both general anesthsia and laughing gas (and I guess I had a local, too). I was incredibly nervous/anxious going into my surgery (mouth stuff freaks me out), so they had to give me laughing gas to calm me down so they could knock me out. THAT was awesome and I highly recommend it.

Have you ever had a tooth pulled? I had a couple baby teeth pulled in jr. high, and it was THE WORST sound ever – and they were just baby teeth. I can’t imagine the sounds you’d hear with wisdown teeth removal, so I’d definitely recommend going under.

FWIW, I’ve been under twice (once for wisdom teeth, another time for a different, unrelated oral surgery), and it’s no big deal. They IV you, you feel woozy for half a second, and then you wake up – it’s the strangest feeling because you don’t feel rested afterwards, but it’s like you wake up from a nap. From what I’ve read, they don’t put you as under for oral surgery as they do for other, more complicated things (like heart surgery or knee replacement) – you’re just barely out.

Post # 7
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: July 2012

I’ve had laughing gas for caveties and it’s great, but I wouldn’t have done it for my wisdom teeth. The fact that you can see them pulling out little pieces and such– uh uh. I was put under and it was the best decision I ever made.

Post # 8
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Bumble bee

I got all four of my wisdom teeth removed exactly 3 weeks ago.  I chose nitrous oxide, since I didn’t feel that going under (IV sedation) was right for me. 

Can I just say – it was amazing.  You are conscious, but….you don’t care.  I’m not sure how else to explain it.  You feel like you’re watching yourself, almost.  Sure, I heard everything that my oral surgeon was doing.  Did I care?  Heck no!  And I didn’t see anything, either.  I think I actually started laughing during the procedure LOL (hence “laughing gas.”)  There should be no pain if you were numbed correctly.  Just a lot of pressure – you can feel when he/she is pulling them – if there is any pain, tell them to stop!! 

Good luck!!  And if you need any info on recovery, etc., feel free to message me, since I literally just went through this!

Post # 9
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: February 2013

i had an iv and was put out.  i just remember yelling at my dentist because i dont like needles, and then i remember walking out to my car with my  mom .. lol.. 

Post # 10
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Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: June 2009

I had all of mine impacted and I was under general anesthesia.  You don’t remember anything so I don’t see the downside with it.  Laughing gas you will be awake but groggy and probably not care what’s going on.  But I’ve heard from some people that heard them breaking up the teeth in their head that way.

Post # 11
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Bumble bee

@MrsSaltWaterTaffy:  Yup I heard them cracking my teeth.  It’s as you say, you don’t care.  I was like, “oh, he cracked my tooth?  That’s cool…”  Hehe

Post # 13
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Worker bee
  • Wedding: September 2012

I used laughing gas on both of my procedures. It basically makes you feel like you can touch the sealing and it makes the whole going to sleep thing a lot easier! 🙂 I had all for impacted get plenty of rest! Also…. IF you have a lot of bleeding after the surgery chew on a tea bag.. GROSS i know but it completey stopped the bleeding for me and my brother! Good luck! Def go for the laughing gaS!!!

Post # 14
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Bumble bee

@MrsBot:  No problem!  I was super nervous that the nitrous “wouldn’t work,” or that I would be able to feel everything the surgeon was doing.  It wasn’t the case.  And this coming from someone who cries when she gets a paper cut!!  lol!!

Post # 16
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: December 1969

I had laughing gas when I had a gum graft surgery! They cut off some gums from the roof of my mouth and stiched them elsewhere.. it didn’t hurt (well.. recovery was horrible) but the actual procedure was fine. 

I kind of remember thinking “this is going to hurt later…” and thinking it was hilarious! haha

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