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IV sedation , Can injections be done After I'm off to la la land ?

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I have developed a bad phobia after a couple of very unpleasant times of being injected with the local anesthesia. Soon will be the first time trying IV sedation to pull a #1 molar and the oral surgeon said she can make it so that i will be out the entire time, but didn't ask her if I could get the local after I'm out also. Can it be done this way ?
 
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assertives

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I have developed a bad phobia after a couple of very unpleasant times of being injected with the local anesthesia. Soon will be the first time trying IV sedation to pull a #1 molar and the oral surgeon said she can make it so that i will be out the entire time, but didn't ask her if I could get the local after I'm out also. Can it be done this way ?
I think it is possible. I went under general anaesthesia to get my impacted wisdom teeth extracted. The doctor told me afterwards that they topped up local anaesthesia for me during the procedure as my extractions turned out to be more involved than they had originally anticipated. You could ask your surgeon about it.
 
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From personal experience, yes you certainly can; I had a deep cleaning carried out along with a filling at a specialist centre in Frimley Surrey some years ago. The lady dentist explained that I might need some local and if I needed it would proceed as necessary. I was under IV sedation and had no awareness whatsoever of any local being given, but after waking at home I noticed and felt the two spots on my lower gum where the local had been given. So no discomfort at all. Hope this is of help and comfort to you. Simon XX :)
 
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Yes, helps a lot ! I've had 8 teeth removed over the years, including my wisdom teeth and all done under just local with no problems. When I went in last week to have my 1st molar looked at, (got an infection in it twice in the last year and now is infected again ) , oral surgeon said it should come out, so I said ok . And this is when it all started, the local shots were excruciating, the worst pain I ever felt getting a local, and after 4 shots, the tooth would not get numb. She said that the infection was the culprit , causing interference with the local anesthesia, something about the infection causing acid and messing up the PH balance, rendering the local useless , at least for the tooth because everything around it was numb. And to top it off, she punctured a blood vessel causing a hematoma in my mouth. I went home , face swelled up, dealing with hematoma, infection and in worst pain then when I showed up at oral surgeon. Those local shots have now gave me a bad phobia, thats how painful they were. She said I can re schedule and have it pulled under IV sedation, thats why I asked if I can get the shots after they put me under. Just freaking out if they hurt that bad again, even if I'm under deep sedation, will the pain of the shots wake me up.
 
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Anxious76

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I just had full mouth extractions done under IV Sedation. The dentist does not do any work in your mouth at all until you are sedated. No worries!
 
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