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i'd like to google it and start reading about it. do they put you under all the way? what do they use, typically? there are some anesthesia allergies in my family so i want to look into this a little myself before meeting with the oral surgeons on monday.

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I had mine done (years ago) with iv valium (small amount) and novocaine. I'd do that or general perhaps (in hospital) but no way laughing gas because of the risk of the oral surgeon trying to monitor that plus do surgery at same time + risk of bad reaction to it.
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I had mine done (years ago) with iv valium (small amount) and novocaine. I'd do that or general perhaps (in hospital) but no way laughing gas because of the risk of the oral surgeon trying to monitor that plus do surgery at same time + risk of bad reaction to it.
yeah, i think those gases are the worst in terms of risk. i know the last time i had general anesthesia, it was all IV, no mask. actually all the times i've had it, it was. i know there's something called conscious sedation, which i think is through IV??

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I had novocaine for pain and halcion pills for anxiety. Awesome stuff. I was aware but kinda half-slept through the last half of it. I was totally unconcerned with what was happening. "Hmm, I feel a ton of pressue in my mouth, he must be pulling my tooth out now. If I could be bothered I'd tell him. Zzzzz." They took the fear away completely.

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Heya, A. DH had versed. My mother insists I had truth serum (sodium thiopentothal?), but I have no clue. I was 17 and that was a long time ago.

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The only thing I had was a local. I am terrified of going under.I skipped the valium they offered.

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You say you want to research before you meet with the oral surgeon? I would suggest you do it the other way. Talk with who ever you intend to use, a couple if you're not sure. THEN check into what they had to say, and the choices given before you make the appointment and decision.

I thought they all offered choices.
I was given the choice to go under with general, a drug like valum, or just local.
I chose just local. I had it done 3 weeks after the birth of my son, all 4 removed at once. I thought after giving birth I was queen and could handle anything. Honestly, not to scare you, it was worse, and although Im glad I did it that way, it isnt for the squeemish. You may want to have one side done at a time if you think you might have a hard time with it. The recovery would be much easier. I did accept the tylonol3 I was prescribed, and I was glad I did in the long run.

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You say you want to research before you meet with the oral surgeon? I would suggest you do it the other way. Talk with who ever you intend to use, a couple if you're not sure. THEN check into what they had to say, and the choices given before you make the appointment and decision.
yeah, i know once i talk to them more will be clear. but i have a few days to kill before the apptmt so thought i could do some research to be prepared. i'll probably have to get the teeth out next week so i don't have a ton of time.

my mom said her extraction was worth than childbirth! ack! but i'm really not that worried. anesthesia scares me more than pain--percocet works well for me!

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I had mine out ages ago too. They offered me gas but I was afraid to have it. They gave me a sedative through an IV and then used Novocaine.

My extraction was definitely not worse than childbirth. Of course, I had 2 c-sections.
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I had all 4 of mine out at once with IV sedation. I was totally out.

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I had only novacaine- dr usually did iv sedation, but I requested local only. Way less $$$ out of pocket and my teeth were relatively easy to remove.

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Don't be too scared, its different for everybody. Depends on a lot of different factors how uncomfortable or painful it will be. I didn't have any pain at all afterwards. I was really surprised.

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I had all four removed last December, and IV sedation was used. My teeth were impacted and I had no desire to smell burning bone. I don't remember any pain, but I took my meds every 4 to 6 hours for a 4 days after the procedure.

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I have to agree that the extraction of my wisdom tooth was worse than childbirth. I had a local anesthetic and when that wore off, the pain was just crazy!! I was prescribed tylenol with codeine and that did nothing. 800mg Ibuprofen did the trick though. DH went completely under for his and he said the dentist did a hack job. He feels that when you're conscious, the dentist will be more careful.

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I chose to be totally out, but 'm a huge wimp when it comes to the dentist...actually, since mine were so badly impacted, rotting and infected, falling aprt, crumbling, they had to literally dig them out, so general was HIGHLY recommended in my particular case, but I would have chosen it anyway...usually, you get a choice between just a local with or without anxiety meds, or general. I had anxiety meds and general..LOL.

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Mine was impacted, I was not given a choice. However, I chose to ONLY have the one that was bothering me removed, and I am grateful for that choice, recovery was hard.

Insurnace wouldn't pay for IV sedation with only getting one removed, but that was the only way everyone I talked to would do it. :? It was Fentanyl and Versed, iirc?

I went home with Vicoprofin. I only took tiny amounts though, and had enough left over for my recent m/c afterpains and I still have some left over.
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