Anonymous asked in HealthDental · 9 months ago

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


I also have acid reflux and worry about dying 

5 Answers

  • Anonymous
    9 months ago
    Favourite answer

    It’s not bad. Reactions are extremely rare. You’ll be fine.

  • 9 months 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. 

  • 9 months ago

    Flip a coin or don't get the extractions.

  • 9 months ago

    ive had 5 surgeries and im still here

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  • Mandy
    Lv 6
    9 months ago

    Which are you afraid of more?  Anesthesia or pain?

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