- Aug 22, 2019
This is probably going to be a long post, and I apologize in advance. In June I went to get my upper right molar extracted, my BP was so high! 199 over something.. after it calmed down, the dentist came in and gave me a novacaine shot, within 30 seconds he was ready to try to pull my tooth. I told him it still hurt, so he repeated this process 3 or 4 times in the matter of 5 minutes. He then refused to wait longer and sent me on my way with a new appointment. I called the office today (I will be seeing a different dentist in the office.) To express my concerns of anxiety, and to see if there was anything they could have me take prior to my appointment. They said they couldn't help me with that, and to ask my general doctor. I called him and was advised to tale 1 benadryl an hour before, and then 1 when I got to the appointment. Has anyone heard of this? Or had patients do it and be successful? I go in at 8 tomorrow morning and am absolutely terrified. I'm scared even getting cleanings done, so I'm massively scared to get an extraction. Thank you in advance.