Hello, so 23 yrs old not in best of shape but tomorrow I go in to have all of my teeth removed and immediate dentures put in. It looks like I'm just getting nitrous oxide and novocaine, wanted to be put to sleep but that requries a medical / physical check and would push back the date of getting this done. I have poor oral hygiene, all of my teeth are broken and chipped and most are broken down to the gumline. I'm being told the procedure will roughly be 5+ hours and I'm just curious about this nitrous oxide, how aware will I be of everything going on? Will I feel any pain or will it pretty much just put me out more or less. The thought of sitting there for 5 or so hours and being aware of whats going on and hearing the drilling and whatever else noises is driving me crazy. Anyone else have full teeth extraction with just being under the laughing gas?
My dad has just had his teeth pulled and permanent ones put in. He is 88 and has a high pain tolerance. They are only using Novacaine. But they have split the procedure into several different visits over the course of a month. I myself would take the time to get whatever medical check you need so that you can have general anesthesia. Nitrous oxide is not used to knock someone out. It's used to make you relax and take away the anxiety. You might check and see there is an added cost for the nitrous. There used to be, but I'm a bit older than you :-) I had it when I was younger, and it makes you feel really really good. Despite that lovely fact, I would still get the general anesthesia. My dad shopped around this time before he had this work done. We are in the Chicago area, so they were saying it would be rather expensive. He asked around to all of his friends and got the name of the place one town over. The work is going to now cost $10,000 less!
Whatever you end up doing, I hope it goes smoothly and I hope you end up with a big beautiful smile and a huge boost to your confidence!
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