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Old 11-03-2019, 03:16 PM
 
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I'm going to have 4 wisdom teeth removed this week, all impacted. The dentist referred me to an oral surgeon because they're really badly impacted.

He wanted to discuss sedation options and I was like "What sedation? Isn't it the regular local anesthesia?". He was surprised I wanted no sedation because apparently all his patients get it, either IV sedation or gas. He asked if I was absolutely sure about it because the procedure for 4 impacted teeth can be pretty aggressive and he wants to take his time, meaning it could last well over 1 hour.

He also said I should at least take a Valium beforehand but I'm not sure I'll do.

Is this really uncommon? To me, when it comes to dental anesthesia, it's always the local anesthesia in the gum (I've already had it for simple dental procedures).

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Old 11-03-2019, 03:22 PM
 
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I had a oral surgeon wanted to do the when he had to cut open my gums and remove my implants. He was shocked I declined and it took a hour. When done he commented how tough I was. People are wimps now days.
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Old 11-03-2019, 03:30 PM
 
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I went for the same thing and got the same speech- the oral surgeon would not do it without sedation. I still have the three impacted wisdom teeth, which have yet to cause me any issues. I had one that was not impacted removed once it started to cause problems, but that was not under sedation.
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Old 11-03-2019, 03:54 PM
 
Location: Southwest Washington State
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I’ve had two extractions, one with local painkiller and one with sedation. I would honestly choose the latter, especially with four extractions.

The surgeon will yank and pull on the teeth. His body will be hovering close over you. Your head will be jerked back and forth. It will be far easier with sedation.
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Old 11-03-2019, 04:58 PM
 
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Mine were impacted and I just had novocaine. I was terrified of being put under. I think they had to be broken up but it didn't hurt.
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Old 11-03-2019, 05:40 PM
 
Location: Brawndo-Thirst-Mutilator-Nation
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I had 4 wisdom-teeth removed with local-anesthetic....but that was a long time ago.
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Old 11-03-2019, 08:24 PM
 
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This will make you feel better:


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nF_C3bO8WZ0
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Old 11-04-2019, 07:49 PM
 
Location: The Bubble, Florida
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I had one wisdom tooth pulled without anything because it was loose and the dentist just yanked it out easy peasy. It bled for maybe a minute.

The other one needed a bunch of novocain because it had a bad cavity and wasn't loose. He had to crack it into a couple of pieces to get it all out.

I only had 2 wisdom teeth, never grew the others. Neither of the ones I had were impacted and neither needed stitches.

To get impacted wisdom teeth out might need cutting deep into the gumline. It's not just pulling a tooth out. Top jaw teeth are near the sinuses. When you're deciding about this, you need to ask "what is involved with taking out 4 impacted wisdom teeth? What's the process, what will I experience?" and decide if you can handle that, or if you would probably handle it better if you had a little something to help you not care what the surgeon was doing with scalpels, a wrench, and pliers in your mouth.
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Old 11-05-2019, 02:32 AM
 
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I went for the same thing and got the same speech- the oral surgeon would not do it without sedation. I still have the three impacted wisdom teeth, which have yet to cause me any issues. I had one that was not impacted removed once it started to cause problems, but that was not under sedation.
In my case he'll do it without sedation but says it can be brutal and that overall it would be easier to me to have it done with sedation.

I think he might be exaggerating, though, and just wants me to be unaware so he can be sloppy.
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Old 11-05-2019, 07:25 AM
 
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In my case he'll do it without sedation but says it can be brutal and that overall it would be easier to me to have it done with sedation.

I think he might be exaggerating, though, and just wants me to be unaware so he can be sloppy.
All 4 at once could be really tough for you. It also makes it a bit tougher on the dentist as you will be 'fighting' him a bit as he works, turning your head away, etc., not on purpose, but it's just what happens.

if it were 1 or 2, nonimpact, I'd go without. But for all 4? Impacted? I'd get the sedation.

And I've had wisdom teeth pulled with and without.

Also: if you are worried your dentist will be 'sloppy' you NEED to get another dentist.
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