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.