Is it safe to have wisdom teeth pulled under sedation, if I have sleep apnea? I have had issues with heavy sedation after operations.

Special care! IV sedation requires an increased vigilance in any patient with obstructive sleep apnea. The use of CO2 monitoring during moderate or deep sedation is recommended.
Should be. I.V. sedation can be very carefully administered to keep you in the lightest possible level of sedation for comfort. We sometimes hold the tongue forward to help keep maximum opening of the airway. Discuss with your Oral Surgeon. Good Luck.

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Car accident last night and now I feel foggy with mild nausea. I'm sch to get wisdom teeth pulled tomorrow with iv sedation, will that still be ok?

Probably not. Did you get examined by a physician yet? You may have injuries that are not outwardly apparent. I would suggest that you be seen by a physician and call your oral surgeon to explain your symptoms and situation. All the best... Read more...

Getting wisdom teeth pulled out with no sedation. Will I feel a lot of pain?

Yes. Sedation is not always a necessity with wisdom teeth extractions. Depending on the situation you can and should have them removed using local anesthesia. The degree of post operative pain depends more on the severity of the extractions than the use of sedation. Read more...
You shouldn't. As long as you are proper local anesthesia, you shouldn't feel a thing during the procedure. Sedation is optional and helps many deal with the mental aspect of removing teeth but is not necessary for the numbing part. Afterwards, it's normal to have some discomfort or pain (varies with difficulty of extraction) which is easily handled with pain medication. Discuss these issues with the surgeon. Read more...

Need expert opinion on when getting your wisdom teeth pulled out do you go under some kind of sleep?

Maybe. That is one option if you need it request it, and your dentist is trained to do it safely. Read more...
Depends. If you want that, talk to your dentist. Often, the wisdom teeth are above the gumline and can be quickly and easily removed, using regular local anesthetic. If difficult removal (if impacted, under the gumline) then you may be more comfortable being asleep. Read more...

I've got to get my wisdom teeth pulled, then have jaw allignment surgery! I'm terrified, any advice?

Talk to your surgeon. Any surgical procedure can be scary. Talk to your surgeon and his staff who will be working with you on your surgeries. They should be able to address any concerns and provide you with information about your concerns to help you feel more comfortable about your upcoming surgeries. You can also go to myoms.Org, a website with information on your procedures. Read more...