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i am scheduled to have an impacted wisdom tooth extracted and am not wanting the versed and fentanyl. can valium be used as is my choice?

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Dr. Gary Sandler
Dentistry 54 years experience
IV sedation: Discuss your options with the Oral Surgeon. For over 40 years I removed wisdom teeth, even severely impacted one with local anesthesia alone. Often used Nitrous Oxide/Oxygen analgesia (Sweet air or laughing gas) in addition to local injections. However, that's not for everyone as some patients request or require IV sedation (or oral sedation).
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Ask about: conscious sedation or short acting hypnotic advised by anesthesiologist/dentist/oral surgeon.
Dr. Dean Giannone
Internal Medicine 25 years experience
Discuss with dentist: You’d need to have a frank and open discussion with your dentist about your concerns and preferences. Doctors and dentists are often not amenable to discussions of patient preference when it comes to narcotics and tranquilizers.
Dr. Evans Prieston
Pharmacology 44 years experience
Versed / Fentanyl: Versed+fentanyl is a common method of sedation for this type of procedure. Valium and Versed are in the same chemical family. I would not recommend Valium because it has a long duration of action which is a disadvantage for short procedure. You might ask your oral surgeon if propofol could be an option for you. I have also heard of impacted molars being removed using only local anesthesia.

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