- Aug 13, 2014
The oral surgeon that my dentist suggested for wisdom teeth extraction requires a physical exam and bloodwork prior to any procedure involving IV sedation, but his website says nothing about any such requirements for oral sedation such as a Valium or Ativan pill. I'm assuming that IV sedation is a bit more potent and carries more risk than just taking an anti-anxiety pill before an extraction. Is that true? I've made it quite clear that I am not comfortable undergoing GA or IV sedation, as I don't want to deal with the side effects/grogginess or the risks, however small they may be.