Re: What to do when bad experience is with IV Sedation?
It's horrible isn't it, when everyone else spouts on about something being 'wonderful', or a 'cure'....and it doesn't work for you. The first time I had sedation, it didn't work at all and I kept telling the dentist I was still awake, and asking her to 'top me up' LOL. I was aware of everything going on, and still had my 'nerves' about what was coming next... (which usually would have had me bolting from the chair) and I did make a bit of a fuss. I am not sure why it didn't work.. I didn't actually feel anything and it was not a bad appointment (extraction and two fillings) but it made me very nervous for my next appointment - two immediate implants - as I just wanted to be completely 'out of it'. Well, next appointment was completely different. I remember absolutely nothing from the moment the IV went in, until I was walking back to the car. I don't think I was 'out' ..I just don't remember a thing, as midazolam acts on the short term memory as much as sedating you. Anyway..whether it was the fact it was a different dentist, (the implant specialist in the same practice) who used a different method (into the arm instead of back of the hand) or was more confident with the amount he gave me - I am not sure. But I know I changed dentists from
Not sure what to say - except all sedation experiences can be completely different - even in the same person. Were you on any other drugs at the time that may have interacted? Maybe you are allergic to Midazolam? They can use Diazepam, but apparently it is slightly sore as it goes into the vein - this is why they usually use Midazolam.
Incidentally - I hope you are looking for a new dentist - one who is competent, and a bit more sympathetic and does not call you a liar!!
All the best
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