Is it possible to just have conscious sedation when having 8
teeth pulled very loose, and then 4 implants inserted (2 at an angle),
or have IV sedation? Will it last long enough to have the above done?
Dr. Rechter: Yes, you can have the extractions and
immediate placed implants under either conscious sedation or IV
sedation. Both methods can be planned to last the appropriate amount
I have had so many bad dental experiences that I am terrified of
the dentist. Now I have 5 root canals to be done and 2 cavities and he
has suggested sedation and assures me I will feel no pain. Is this too
good to be true and I am a easy gagger, what if I gag and wake up????I
keep asking for dentures but they won't listen to me either.
Dr. Rechter: Sedation is a terrific tool for the
highly anxious dental patient. Oral sedation will allow you to be very
relaxed. In addition local anesthesia will be administered to get you
numb and comfortable. Most likely after the procedure you won't
remember too much of the experience even though you will be awake and
alert. For those who dont want to know anything then IV sedation may
be the preferred route. Either way you can have a considerable amount
of dentistry completed in fewer sessions.
Okay, right now I have no money and no dental insurance and am
100% terrified at the thought of setting foot within a mile of a
dentist office and I have 30+ cavities that need filling. I also need
my wisdom teeth out and need to have two or more root canals as well as
a lot of tooth decay. So my question is... what would be the
best plan of action to take? Or what are some payment methods that
don't involve running me into the ground credit wise? I just
got a job.. but it doesn't have insurance.
I have a lot of pain from my
wisdom teeth and a lot of sensitivity in some of my back teeth. Its not
that I haven't taken care of my teeth over the years, I have really
weak enamel and when I was a kid my parents couldn't afford to take me
and even now, as a young adult, I can't even afford to go (not that I
would willingly go to any dentist where I would be conscious). What
should I do?
Dr. Rechter: You need to address pain and potential
infection issues first. Even though there may be considerable amounts
of dentistry to be done these will always be your priorities. You may
want to check out any of the Dental School or Dental Residency programs
if finances are an issue. After you locate the facility that will work
within your means then a comprehensive evaluation and radiographs are
indicated. A diagnosis needs to be made first and then a treatment
plan for proper triage and sequencing. Anesthesia and sedation issues
can be adressed at that time.