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Is it safe to have hospital anesthetic to remove a tooth?

I am terrified of needles. Well not so scared with having needles in my arms etc but terrified of them in my mouth.

I went to the dentist the other day and they said i needed my tooth out cause it was dead due to me having a filling and it fell out and it just died. Anyways.... He was going to do it then and there but i told him my fear of needles on my mouth.

He said he would refer me to the hospital and then added that he wouldnt recommend having hospital anesthetic for an extraction (Dental terms for a tooth being removed compleatly) jut because some people dont wake up after it.

Hes now scared the living day lights out of me for saying that. I 110% cant have the needle in my mouth so im stuck on what to do.

Should i hope and pray the hospital anesthetic goes well and i wake up?
I deffinatly cant have a needle in my mouth tho =(

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According to my dentist, it's about how far into the nerve the tooth is, but that is generally for fillings. With tooth pulling, they generally always do the anastetic. What I do is close my eyes, since I hate needles too. I actually asked my dentist to not tell me when they were going to administer the anastetic because of that fear I have.

Instead, they shone the light in my eyes and then did the anastetic. I didn't see a thing because I was momentarily blinded. That also meant that I did not see the needle.

I never had hospital anastetics so can't answer you there.

Hope that helps.

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well Tiddly has said everythng i wanted congratulations my biggest phobia is from dentist LOL congratulations xD .... i hate them and trying to don't go to dentist LOL but i must SadSad ahahahah When i enter dentist room i just start shaking and I'm begin to be very nervous ... then i just sit and close my eyes and try to not open hem before dentist tell me that everything is finished Sad I have started crying a lot of times because I'm was sooo scared..... and that things are more worst i have very weak tooths and I am only 17 years old and already don't have 5 real tooths.... I needed to pull them out cause I got some similar problems and has been going to dentist 3 times a week for 2 months Sad It was worst 2 months in my life congratulationsLaughing and well behind this big Phobia I'm trying to be strong and keep all this things Smile

hope this my sotry will help you a little congratulations Don't be scared and just close your eyes and don't think about this... think about music or what you will do on PS when you come home congratulations xD

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Awww Sarah, I feel for you. I was actually at the dentist yesterday for a really bad route canal. I'm on some pretty strong pain medicine and strong antibiotics and when they are done I have to go back to have my wisdom tooth extracted... Not fun! I have to have about 5 needles each time because for some reason I have a high tolerance for the anesthetic that they give.

I close my eyes and just try to calm myself like I'm trying to fall asleep. I think more about the few moments I can just lay back and close my eyes instead of focusing on the pain of the needles themselves. I think going under general anesthetic would be a very severe decision for just an extraction. I'm not trying to sound mean by saying it, but just meaning that the risk is a little great for something quicker than a filling. Extractions really don't take that long to do.

What about your boyfriend hun, could he be there to help you through the rough parts?

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He is there for me ad he dont want me to get hospital anesthetic but im just to scared to have needles in my mouth.

just the thought of it sends me all shakey and wierd. I ddi try but i just jumped out of the seat. i tried closing my eyes and thinking i was somewhere else and it didnt work.

iv tried everything to have a needle in my mouth and i fail!.

Im scared just incase i dont wake up from the hospital anesthetic but should i take that risk?

I feel so prethetic tbh

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Sarah, I can understand your fear of needles - I am the same way, and even more so with them in my mouth. I have had a root canal and a couple of fillings the last few months, and it hasn't actually been as bad as I was fearing.

I don't know if all dentists do it this way, but mine deadened the area with something he swabbed on before using the needle. I could still sort of feel it, but it wasn't too bad.

Also, what I did was take my MP3 player and put on some music so I could concentrate on that instead of what was happening in my mouth. I think that really helped, too.

I would really hesitate to have them use the hospital anesthetic for an extraction. It would be unlikely that you wouldn't wake up, but why take the chance if there's an easier way? I've had a couple of surgeries where they put me under, and it isn't pleasant to wake up either. It's very disorienting. Maybe your boyfriend could go in with you and even hold your hand and talk to you?

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I understand your fear of needles, I HATE the dentist. I am supposed to go every six months but I haven't been in a year or two, I'm so bad. But the last time I needed fillings, my dentist was like Suzanne's. She actually squirted some of the anaesthetic from the needle where she was going to put it. It didn't feel quite so bad that way.

I've also had a general anaesthetic when I had a laparoscopy and that scared the pants off me. The thought of being totally put under was really frightening, especially because you know that a very small number of people don't wake up. My heart was racing and the doctor noticed it when he took my pulse. When I woke up I felt tired and just sitting up made me want to vomit, it wasn't very nice, so I would definitely avoid this unless absolutely necessary.

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There is another factor that no one has mentioned. That is the factor of cost. Would an insurance company actually pay to have hospital anastesia for something that is considered a minor procedure? I had a tooth pulled about a year and a half ago because the tooth was extremely sensitive to hot and cold and there was no talk of putting me under for it. They numbed the area and then pulled. I was told to take pain medicine for pain as needed, and was sent home. I couldn't eat for about three hours afterwards, and when I did the dentist advised soup.

The reason I bring this up is that in most hospital procedures (at least in both countries where I lived) are costly. My husband was in the hospital for one day with mono some 15 years ago, and that racked up a cost of 5,000 dollars (US). He didn't have much done, a little blood taken and a looking over by a doctor and the sum was that much. His insurence paid the bill. For something like this, I am not so sure, but it would be wise to ask.

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Ive had needles in my mouth hun to have teeth pulled and its not as bad as what you might think and I HATE needles too. I had to have 4 adult teeth pulled due to it be overcrowded in my mouth and I demanded to be put to sleep and they tried to talk me out of it but in the end they did and I woke up feeling really groggy afterwards. But when I saw the look on my mums face when I woke up i wish I had been awake, she looked petrified. They must have told her the risks too. But it all went well for me.
What im trying to say hun is that I understand how you feel. And I think in a way it was a bit nastly of the dentist to tell you that some people dont wake up from it, they are not supposed to scare people Sad

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Im on the sidelines right now. Half of me just wants to walk to the dentist and have it taken out but half of me still wants to go to hospital.

I think to be quite honist im going to try my very hardest to have it done at the dentist just because im really terrified of not waking up and i can see in my boyfriends eyes that he is petrified aswell.

Iv read all your comments and there are good points in both sides (Hospital and dentist) but im not quite sure if i want to take the risk of being totally put to sleep and a rick of me never waking up. Iv never heard of anyone dying when having a tooth pulled out but it does happen behind closed doors. I dont think i could put my boyfriend and family through something like that unless it was totally necessary

Im going to take Suzanne's advice tho and take an mp3 and also ask them to numb me with that numbing cream first just so i dont feel it as much.

I think i may make some kind of deal with myself....If i get this done then i can buy myself a nice gift or something...That should motivate me alittle =)

Yvette in the UK you don't have to pay for treatment under some circumstances so i would have to pay for any treatment i have.

I may go to the dentist today and ask them to make me an appointment....Ill see if i can push myself through the door.

Its not that im scared of the dentist or anything...Its because if i see the needle or feel it then ill either faint which will be better for me cause i wont feel it or just get up and run for dear life!
I dont mind the noises either.

Iv had 2 root canals and both times i was IV sedated but im told there was a risk then but i totally didnt know. They never told me that to be quite honist.

Im guessing with Hospital anesthetic its more of a risk tho =/



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I wasn't sure about the insurence thing, I know only about how it is in the US and Germany. I have had fillings redone without the anastetics, and it's a very strange feeling indeed. I just think the risks do outweigh the benefits.

It's your call, though. and I know about the whole facing fears. If you want to get it behind you, go in and tell them that it's annoying you and ask them if they can do it now. Then you won't be worried and scared as the appointment date approaches. I got mine pulled the day I went in. I don't get why it is you have to get an appointment to get it done if it's causing you pain and needing to be done.

Doctors never cease to baffle me though.

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Im getting my bf to come with me so i wont be so scared. I told him i want him there all the way throught it. Hes good like that.

He seemed really please when i told him just that i was going to make an appointment with the dentist to have it removed. Hopefully they let me have it done there and then.

I just want it over with now because im all psyced up and want it done but come tomrrow the nerves will kick in again =(.

Oh well. I have to face my fears and no doubt like everyone is saying it wont be as bad as i think it will be.

I have to have another needle tomrrow anyways but thats not in my mouth...Its for a different thing and my goodness does that one hurt haha.

Anyways ill let you all know what goes on and thanks for all the help and support. I really appreciate it so much

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i hope everything went well for you and your tooth

question:
what is considered a hospital anesthetic in the UK? just wondering cuz here in the US that can mean many things. there is general anesthesia, local anesthesia, monitored anesthesia care or MAC, also conscious sedation or the list goes on....so what exactly was that dentist referring to???? cuz if he was referring to maybe conscious sedation then i would have totally done it in the hospital if i was as scared as you and insurance covered it....


(conscious sedation is where they don't knock you out but they put you into a twilight state where you are kind of awake but you won't remember a thing afterwards)

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Umm...I think there's something like oral pre-medication that you can use instead half an hour or so prior to the appointment? As a substitute for needles... but you'd need an escort both to and from the office.

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Good luck with the whole thing, though...going to the dentist is one of my biggest fears!! Hope you feel better soon.

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smorkle wrote:
i hope everything went well for you and your tooth

question:
what is considered a hospital anesthetic in the UK? just wondering cuz here in the US that can mean many things. there is general anesthesia, local anesthesia, monitored anesthesia care or MAC, also conscious sedation or the list goes on....so what exactly was that dentist referring to???? cuz if he was referring to maybe conscious sedation then i would have totally done it in the hospital if i was as scared as you and insurance covered it....


(conscious sedation is where they don't knock you out but they put you into a twilight state where you are kind of awake but you won't remember a thing afterwards)


Hospital aesthetic is when you go to the hospital and they give you a needle which sends you to sleep. They give it to you when your having surgery so your don't feel a thing. Then there is local which is just given to numb the pain and then sedation which is to relax you. There are others but i dont want to give you the wrong information because i dont know much about it.

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