Soon I will have to undergo dental surgery which involves the extraction of 4 teeth. Two of the teeth are not erupted yet so are still under the gums. This involves cutting the gums to remove those teeth. When my dentist first told me the procedure he said it would be done under local anesthetic so nothing out of the ordinary. He then asked if I wanted to go under IV sedation as it would calm me down because I'm a very anxious person. However, the IV is making me more scared than the actual procedure. Ive heard stories of people dying from it and something is just telling me dont choose IV sedation as an option to calm me down.
What should I do?
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- Thread Starter
- 04-11-2015 22:31
- 04-11-2015 22:42
I got IV sedation to take out my 4 wisdom teeth as I have hemophilia. It went fine, no problems at all. You're in a semi-conscious kind of state; conscious enough to reply to the dentist's commands at the time but not enough to remember anything that happened. I think the chance of dying is incredibly small - you should bear in mind that the kind of stories you hear are always worse case scenario, people don't bother to report that everything went fine.
If you do think it's too much of a risk you could try asking your dentist or doctor for diazepam or similar; that should chill you out.
- 06-11-2015 00:42
Sedation is over rated in my opinion. I had it when I had an endoscopy, I still remember everything from it, and didn't really feel any noticeable difference, perhaps slightly relaxed. They put the needle in through your hand (it's similar to a blood test), so you don't really feel it at all
Any chance of death is incredibly small as above said, and you're only getting a very small dose in sedation, and remember people die all the time from normal daily activities, like falling down the stairs etc.
If you have local anaesthetic it will numb the area so you won't feel it anyway.
- 07-11-2015 18:05
Id go for the IV sedation,,it works well..