Anonymous
Anonymous asked in HealthDental · 3 weeks ago

I’m scared of anesthesia for wisdom teeth removal but I’m also scared of being awake. Advice ? ?

Update:

I also have acid reflux and worry about dying 

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  • Gary
    Lv 4
    3 weeks ago
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    It’s not bad. Reactions are extremely rare. You’ll be fine.

  • 3 weeks ago

    Awake and under local anaesthesia possibly with some sedation is always the better choice for the vast majority of people.

    Recovery time is much faster, and if there is any unexpected pain or other reactions which general anaesthetic would totally hide  then it usually tells the dental surgeons that they have got too close to an important nerve. 

    General anaesthesia always carries a significant even if low risk of death. Local anaesthesia (with or without sedation) carries a negligible risk of death.

    Your choice after discussion with your dental surgeon. But another factor is that general anaesthesia usually adds a huge bill to the surgery as more equipment is needed and in most civilised countries a fully-qualified anaesthetist (= anaesthesiologist) is required. They usually charge even more for their time than the dental surgeon does. 

  • 3 weeks ago

    Flip a coin or don't get the extractions.

  • 3 weeks ago

    ive had 5 surgeries and im still here

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  • Mandy
    Lv 4
    3 weeks ago

    Which are you afraid of more?  Anesthesia or pain?

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