PinkInTheBlue Posted September 10, 2012 Share Posted September 10, 2012 So this Wednesday I'll be going in for almost the last stage of finishing up a 22 year dental nightmare. :) I HATE anything with going to the dentist. I'm nervous and dreading it but not to an extent of panic attacks or anything like that. I just fear it so much. Anyway, my question is about using any kind of relaxant or whatever. 3 years ago I had a tooth cut out, a permanent retainer removed, and a deep cleaning. They recommended an IV to cause a twilight type sedation. They said I'd be awake but not remember it. Well, I don't remember it but, apparently, I really fought against them doing the procedure (how embarrassing) and ended up having an enormous cut along the base of my tongue. Horrible recovery but proof that this sedation is not a good idea for me. Also, I didn't realize it would make me throw up for about 12 hours after like anesthesia does. Lovely. Wednesday they are going to prepare my two front teeth for porcelain veneers to replace the wretched, ugly cap I have there from when I turned 18. They've offered a prescription I can pick up before the procedure that will most likely just make me go to sleep (not anesthesia) but it might not. Most people sleep, she said. No IV, just a blood ox doo-dad on my finger. Ok, huge rambling post to say, "Is this going to be a big deal? Should I take something because it's going to be rough or should I be able to deal with it?". Again, I'm not freaked out but I do hate it and dread it. I'm thinking I'd rather know I can handle it than fear nausea or a bad reaction. Anybody had any veneers (or whatever they are called :) )? How was the prep appointment? I'll leave with the temporaries. Thank you! Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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