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A 49-year-old member asked:

Do you think i should choose to be put to sleep for oral surgery?

4 doctor answers9 doctors weighed in
Dr. Steven Koos
Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery 22 years experience
Safe Sedation: For your comfort and so your procedure runs more smoothly, eliminating any possible negative experience for you, i would recommend it. A good video to watch produced by the aaoms on safe anesthesia can be found here: http://youtu.Be/8tg040oyxpq.
Dr. Gary Sandler
Dentistry 55 years experience
Personal choice: That is a very personal decision and should be made after a discussion between you and the dentist who will be performing the surgery. Each case\person is different. The vast majority of my patients are completely comfortable with local anesthesia (and 'sweet air') and are not sorry for their decision afterward. Some prefer to have IV sedation and for them that is the best and right decision.
Dr. Reed Day
Dr. Reed Dayanswered
Specializes in Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
Yes: Depending on your health status IV sedation is always easier on you and your doctor.
Dr. Scott Harwood
Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery 46 years experience
Depends: This is a personal choice that should be made after consultation with your oral surgeon. It depends on many factors such as the type and length of procedure being done, medical history, anxiety level, presence of infection etc.

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A 48-year-old member asked:

Do you know if they will put me to sleep for oral surgery?

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Dr. Peter Karsant
Dentistry 40 years experience
You should: Talk to your surgeon about your case. I find that most people do not need to be sedated once they understand the procedure.

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