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Wisdom Teeth, first time using general anesthesia and TERRIFIED



Junior member
Oct 17, 2014
I've been putting off getting my wisdom teeth removed for the past 4 years and I've finally made an appointment for next Friday morning. My regular dentist didn't seem too worried about me waiting but said they did need to come out sooner or later, preferably sooner because I'm young and he said getting your wisdom teeth out in your 20's can be an entirely different situation than you getting them out later in life.

I'm not worried about the pain AT all, but the anethesia is an entirely different story.

I was under the impression I was going to be doing conscious sedation with an IV, but I've just gotten off the phone with my surgeon and he said I'll be doing general and completely out. No breathing tube, but an IV. I'm terrified. I'm 23 and I've never had any sort of surgery or sedation in my entire life. I only have 2 upper wisdom teeth. He said those will be out in no time and he thinks I'll be in surgery for 10 minutes at the most and that I'll be back to normal Saturday afternoon. He's a really recommended surgeon and even though I haven't met him in person, I do trust him. But I'd honestly rather be awake those 10 minutes and uncomfortable than be put to sleep.

Can someone please ease my mind about the general? Is it scary? Will I be scared or confused when I wake up? Will my dose be lower than a major surgery and is it safe? I've heard absolute horror stories about what can go wrong using general anesthesia. I'd honestly rather do this entire thing awake than deal with this.
General anaesthetics are a dawd, I love 'em. You doze off and you wake up with the surgery done - what could be better ? My longest GA was 3.5 hours for an ear operation - I was a bit sleepy for the evening after that one. If you're only out for a short while then you'll probably feel wide awake once you come round.
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Getting two wisdom teeth out by General anesthesia I'm scared as hell
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