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Nitrous oxide or IV sedation for wisdom teeth extraction?

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Posted by: nowomannocry  (9 years ago)
Hello there!

I am having all my wisdom teeth removed. They were all impacted. I get extremely nervous and anxious with any dental work. I easily get terrified by blood and needles. I can't decide whether I'll go for IV sedation or nitrous oxide. I have a very low pain tolerance. What would you guys recommend? Help me decide, please! Thanks a lot!
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Posted by: myashley  (9 years ago)
Hi!

I have already tried both and I prefer the nitrous oxide. It does not involve the needle ( I've got needle phobia). Nitrous
oxide does not hurt at all, you will only feel some pressure and tugging.
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Posted by: tinkerbell  (9 years ago)
I love the IV Sedation. I had it during tooth extractions. After the procedure, you are still under the effects of the sedation so when you reach home, you can go back to sleep. IV sedation does not wear off as quickly as nitrous oxide does and when it wears off, you are already in lesser pain.
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