Wisdom teeth removal with only numbing shots and laughing gas?

posted 3 years ago in Wellness
Post # 17
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: October 2017

wisdomowl :  I felt some pressure, but it wasnt at all extreme. When you have the laughing gas you are very calm, you dont notice things that you may usually notice.

Post # 20
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Bumble bee

When my surgeon gave me the option he said I wouldn’t feel anything, but I’d be able to hear popping and cracking. I opted to get knocked out. 

Post # 21
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Bumble bee

 

able to hear popping and cracking

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Post # 22
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: November 2016

I was IV sedated. I remember being hooked up to the IV and then I was out…came to after they finished and they helped me out to my car (someone else drove me home naturally lol). Overall that part was great. My healing was a different story to no fault of the IV sedation. Hopefully your dentist will give you the dissolvable stitches.

So, I agree with the rest that you should probably go that route if the pressure or noises will bother you.

Post # 23
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: October 2017

wisdomowl :  It was very effective on me, and my Fiance as well when he had oral surgery. Can’t say about everyone!

Post # 24
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Buzzing Beekeeper
  • Wedding: August 2012

Are you in the US? If so go to an oral surgeon and not a dentist…I don’t care how straight they are.

Post # 25
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: September 2016

That’s how mine were taken out. I was so doped up on the gas that I wasn’t “there” for most of the surgery. My teeth weren’t straight, just had another complication that didn’t allow me to use sedation, so the only times I sort of shot to consciousness was when they had to crack the teeth to get them out. It never hurt while I was under, and I was conscious of a bit of pressure at times but never pain….and I was sooooo doped up I zoned right back out again quickly. 

They definitely put you deeper on the gas when you get your wisdom teeth out, it’s not like when you have say a cavity fixed. I don’t like the pressure or the sensation that I can’t swallow well with all that crap in my mouth when I get a filling done, but I was so incredibly out of it during my wisdom teeth that I really don’t remember most of it at all, or the after bit (you absolutely need someone to pick you up afterward too, again it’s not like a cavity, you’ll come out of it very slowly and really goofy). 

Post # 26
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: June 2017

wisdomowl :  I have not had my wisdom teeth removed (though it’s been recommended; I hate dental work embarassed), but I have extracted my fair share of teeth from animals (I’m a vet tech).  Knowing firsthand what happens when you extract a solid tooth (even an easy straight), I would totally want to be anesthetized.

Post # 27
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: June 2016

Just bring headphones and listen to music during it. I haven’t had my wisdom teeth out yet (though I’m sitting here in pain from one right now, so looks like it’ll need to happen soon) but I have had four back molars out. My teeth were so crowded that I had to get them pulled before I could get braces. All they did was numbing shots, which worked perfectly for the first two teeth. By the third, the shots had begun to wear off, and it hurt pretty badly. And by the fourth, it was very painful. But I don’t remember the pain, I remember the noise. The screeching of the metal wrench on my tooth… Ugh. 

I am pretty sure the laughing gas will take over your mind and you won’t care about what is happening. I personally wouldn’t want to be knocked out for anything unless it was absolutely necessary.

Post # 28
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Helper bee

I had mine out with just numbing shots and laughing gas. It was actually kind of fun! The drugs make it so you don’t care that you’re having surgery. Very odd. But I wouldn’t be nervous to do it agian. Just relax – they know what they’re doing.

Post # 29
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: April 2011

I had 2 pulled (at different times so I went though it twice) and was just numbed. Honestly I didn’t even feel them come out. Mine were barely sticking through so they were hard to grab, both times the dentist had to try several times to get a hold of the tooth so I just thought he was still trying but he stopped and was done.  Didn’t hear anything, didn’t feel anything.  Just took tylenol afterards for that day. 

Post # 30
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Honey bee

I had mine out that way.  I told them I wanted to be knocked out because I get very anxious at the dentist.  He looked in my mouth, said there was no need and he literally yanked them out in 90 seconds.  I spent more time filling out paperwork than I did in the actual chair.  Sometimes they really can be that simple.  It will likely be no different than what you might feel for any other dental procedure.

 

Eta – popping and cracking is usually when they are problematic and then they are literally crushing the tooth in the socket and extracting it in pieces because there was no way to pull the tooth straight out.  A straight tooth exctraction is likely not going to be so invasive or noisy.

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