Any one had IV Sedation for Root Canal Treatment?
Hi all. Posted a few times on this site.
The closer my appointment gets, the more I am trying to figure out how IV sedation can stop you feeling any actual pain. I mean, I know it calms you down, and makes you woozy so you are not lying there terrified, and I also know I am having local injections to numb me up.
I have had root canals before, without IV sedation, where I didn't get properly numb and felt everything. This is one of the reasons why why I am now phobic.
I don't really understand sedation. I would prefer to be completely knocked out, but they don't do that anymore do they. So, if I am just sedated, and the injections don't numb me again like last time will I still be aware of the pain...? Or will it not bother me even if I feel it? Or will I be so sleepy I won't feel it at all? I have read some people have said the last thing they remembered was the scratch in the hand then they woke up and it was all over. I thought IV sedation just made you woozy and calm?
I keep thinking if I feel that pain again I will shoot out of the chair again and be half way down the street before anyone can catch me
Thanks for any help
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