- Apr 5, 2015
Both my mom and I have "the redhead gene" without being red haired. She's had a couple root canals where they were unable to provide any numbness until they injected her pulp directly. When I've had cavities on my bottom teeth I was also unable to get even slightly numb. I mean absolutely no numbness whatsoever even after 7 shots. I've also had some minor surgeries under local where the doctor has remarked she's never needed to use so much lidocaine. So I'm pretty petrified of having my wisdom teeth out. I'm getting all 4 wisdom teeth out in a few days under IV sedation. I've told my fears to multiple oral surgeons and they all in varying amounts of bluntness said "well you won't remember it anyways." I'm fine with that answer if we're talking about some pain and discomfort, but not having no pain control whatsoever for pulling out teeth. When I pointed that out 1 oral surgeon got annoyed and snapped angrily that I can have general anesthesia but I'd need to go to the hospital. I'm also a bit confused about how conscious I will be, will I be just coping with what's happening in the moment but not remembering it later? Can anyone provide some reassurance here?