Why I am not doing sedation.
Good on you Stephanie! I had three root canals, numerous fillings and two wisdom teeth extracted with absolutely nothing, not even anaesthetic needle except for that second one, new dentist would not do it without local anaesthetic.
I prefer it that way I think of it as a personal challenge lol. I still have two left. I'm sixty eight, will see how long they'll last. In any case Stephanie
I'm sending you my best wishes for (relatively) painless experience.
Don’t get a dry socket. You’re not out of the woods for about 4 days afterward. Healing could seem just fine, no bleeding and then the jaw is on fire, needing curettage to clean out fake healing tissue and allow a new blood clot. That first clot of blood is your friend, dear patient, and it is very delicate. Leave it in there: no spitting, sucking pressures, etc.
knowedge is power. So you will do just fine.
You may also want to consider taking a combination of monolaurin and Andrographis paniculata at regular intervals during the day as these are both very powerful, all-natural antibiotics. Andrographis has been shown to be even more effective at keeping streptococcus at bay with no associated dangers of drug resistance in the bacterial strains.
I had my wisdom teeth taken out, bottom ones on my 20s and top ones about 15 years ago. In UK the inject something on the gum and I think under the tongue but can't remember. You feel like you can't speak afterwords until few hours later when it wears off. First time it was really painful, they said sometime they can't num the nerve, but I survived! My teeth were growing sideways and they had to cut and dig them out. The top one were streight forward (downwards should say), quick, no pain no problems at all. I don't think I had antibiotics to take, but I can't remember.
In your case it should be quite easy, depending on the roots. Hopefully they have taken an xray, check where roots are and told you what to expect. My grand father all his taken off the old way, pulling them out with no anaesthetic, a glass of Cognac may help! Look into alternative to antibiotics, including Cloves oil, olive leaves (natural antibiotic) and tea tree oil in coconut oil (oil pulling).
Uk is considering banning Gas and Air (name given in UK for nitrous oxide). https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-64408790
I had general anesthesia and woke up with all four gone.
Take what they give you, although I would wait on any currently unnecessary extractions. Hensbane and datura aren’t really the way forward here.
When I have radiofrequency ablations done for my wonky right lumbar facet joints and SI joint I am told that I am among the 1% or so who declines sedation (which is done with midazolam AKA Versed, of COVID fame). I do so simply because they will only give it to patients who get rides home; I don't have that luxury. If they were to offer it to me I would certainly accept it; there is some pain involved in the process and a benzodiazepine buzz would make it somewhat easier to tolerate.
Red Light therapy is being used in dental care. And I’ve heard that it’s effective in minimizing dental pain.
If you are healthy, maybe you can avoid taking antibiotics up front, and only take them if you get an infection? Don’t want to screw up your micro biome unless absolutely necessary.
I had a dead molar that turned out to have a n abscess. I have trigeminal neuralgia and for 2 months I couldn't open my jaw far enough. So finally a very wholistic dentist extracted it last week and the abscess was the worst ever. He gave me body mend to help the healing. Unfortunately the abscess caused problems in my sinuses which has given me new TN pain. I take cannabis and a new one called crepe Jazmine for my pain. I wouldn't wish TN on anyone. You will be fine as you are in good health 😁💜💟
Miswak is a twig from a tree that grows in the Middle East. It's been used as a natural combination toothbrush/toothpaste for over 7,000 years. If you've ever traveled to the Muslim regions of the world, you can see people selling it in bundles on street corners, and everyone uses it from the time they're children. This explains why they have so few cavities and almost always perfect teeth. Miswak has an enzyme that has potent antibacterial properties, so it's able to destroy the bad bacterial that would otherwise eat away at the enamel. It's readily available on Amazon in its natural twig form, and you can even buy miswak toothpaste, though I'd stick to its natural twig form just to be on the safe side.
all i remember them doing, and they were my regular dentist was numbing by rubbing something on the area and then a shot(s?) of novacaine...
i've gone through a few dentist since then and now i'm told they would send me to an oral surgeon.... i've had 3 extracted.
Had all four removed with just novocaine. 2 cracked while trying to remove, resulting in him drilling out the roots. It was more uncomfortable than painful . took ibuprofen for pain instead of Percocet though I bled profusely after. Try to avoid any blood thinning supplements prior to and a few days after removal, especially if you plan to take ibuprofen.
In Japan they do one tooth at a time, local anesthetic only, and they think our way is risky and strange.
My husband had to do this recently. We were bummed about the antibiotics but couldn't see any way around it. :(