So, my bottom right molar at the back needs to be pulled. *Not the wisdom tooth, the one before it (or the one that USED to be before it.. no more wisdom teeth for me *...) *It's been infected for about a month and a half on and off (with antibiotics) and has been causing me pain for a bit longer than that. *A piece of it has broken off and it's in pretty gruesome shape. *I really don't want to keep it, I want it pulled.
I was at the dentist on Saturday, they were gonna pull it when they did my root canal, but I couldn't force myself to handle it after she said that I'd feel alot of pressure on my jaw. . .
So, she referred me to a specialist that I went to, to get my wisdom teeth out.
They are going to check to see if any of my other teeth need pulled too, because my dentist only x-rayed my bottom teeth. *(When I say to see if they need pulled, I mean if they need root canals - cause I can't afford root canals, they're so expensive here! Errr - and painful! but that could have been because of the infection and the freezing didn't take right.)
But, anyway, my question I suppose is, is it silly of me to ask for deep IV sedation or GA for something that's only going to take 10 seconds or so? *Either way it will depend on what the specialist says, but I'm way too scared * to do it fully awake! * *
I really don't think I can handle it with just a local anesthetic.