I am a 30 ish lady who lives in Kent
I would like to ask some questions if I may. Firstly I must say I have an excellent dentist but I am a little embarressed at asking him so many questions even though he knows I have problems when it comes to 'deep treatment'
I am having root canal treatment this coming Saturday - 7th Jan'06. I have asked for IV sedation and he has said it'l be there for me if I need it.
I would like to know what it really feels like as I have never been sedated before and am fearful of having it and then panicking inside and not being able to do anything about it; will it be like when you are nearly asleep, feeling drunk - not a feeling I like - sorry to all those who like a tipple lol
My main fear of dental treatment is not being numb enough and the dentist doing what has to be done and suddenly feeling something. I tend to put my hand up to stop him because I think I can feel what he's doing. Dont I sound hopeless *
On a seperate note, the antibiotics he gave me run out on the Wednesday, leaving two clear days before the root canal is done. Will the infection return in that time or shall I play safe and continue with them as I have enough in the pot?
The pain I have in the tooth has died down considerably but is still there. Is this to do with the nerve being over sensitive or a sign the infection is still there?
I would like to get through without the IV as it would help bury some demons for me as my fear relates to root canal treatment I had about ten years ago in a local hospital dental unit. Now I face it again and I know I must have it done. I do trust my dentist honest, I just feel too embarressed to ask him what I have on here.
Maybe a dentist could answer the antibiotic questions but I would love to hear from anyone who can tell me what to expect with the IV.