Getting 19 teeth plus 2 wisdom teeth extracted, 2 implants, and full upper and lower temps in one week. Anesthesia?

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I'm excited for the extractions and the dentures. I can't wait for a new smile and no more toothache pain. I'm also very happy that I won't be asleep. But I'm very nervous about the "sedation". I have never taken valium before and never had a procedure like this. I was told it would take approximately 4 to 5 hours. I would love to get some idea of how the medications make you feel during and after the surgery. Will I feel drunk? Will it make me nauseous? How long after will I be able to feel my face and tongue? This is the only part of the whole procedure making me nervous. Any and all information, advice or tips is greatly appreciated. Thank you.
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Is this IV sedation? I had IV sedation for 28 extractions and 5 implants and bone grafting and I had no side effects at all. But I was totally asleep so I’m sure it was a different drug. I’ve never had Valium. Is that all they are giving you?
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Thank you for your reply. I don't know exactly what meds will be used during the procedure, but I was given an rx for valium to take before my appointment. He said I wont be fully asleep, just "out of it". I requested to be awake, and preferably fully aware. I don't like the idea of my mental state being altered. I asked if i could just be gassed and numbed... No sedative. But he told me that unless I had a health condition preventing me from being sedated that it is standard procedure, it and makes things easier for everybody.
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Leah, If you don't want to take the valium, don't. They may prefer you to take it but it's totally up to you, it's your body. Don't let him bully you into taking something you're not comfortable taking. Valium is a sedative and makes you feel relaxed and sleepy. They can give you injections to keep you numbed up so you won't feel pain. Hope you read this before you go. Take care and keeping you in my prayers.
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Good luck Leah! When I had 16 extractions including ine wisdom tooth that was sideways, they just used the normal numbing stuff. I have never takin valium but I would think that the side effects would be minimal. If you were being out to sleep, you might feel weird afterwards. For me it took about 4-5 hours before I was able to feel my tongue and actually know that I still had lips left. :). I think it depends on how much numbing juice is used. I had to have an extra jab towards the end because I started to feel some pain when they were working on the wisdom tooth since that took the longest. I think that probably extended out how long I was numb for overall. Be glad for the numbness as you work on stopping the bleeding because oncenit wears off you won’t really want to clench your teeth to put pressure on the extraction sites. I know I was grateful for the long lasting numbness! Enjoy your new smile!
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Thank you so much for your reply. I won't be fully asleep which I'm thankful for. Do the immediate dentures cover where the wisdom teeth were, or will there be holes behind the denture?
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I was in what they call "conscious sedation" but I have absolutely no memory of the procedure.  My dentist is a sedation dentist so they would knock you out for a cleaning if you wanted it.  I like that because I don't like to remember unpleasant procedures.  The only time I had gas was for an after childbirth thing and it altered my mental state to the point I was babbling like an idiot and I remember every minute of it and it was kind of embarrassing.  LOL.  I've never understood not wanting to be knocked out.  My sister is like that.
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That's great! I don't care if I don't remember it afterwards as long as I kinda know what's going on during. I never had gas either so thank you for letting me know about that. No, I don't want to babble.... Lol I don't want to be completely knocked out because I had my tonsils out when I was 6 and woke up literally freaking out. I tore out my iv, was trying to escape and screamimg. I don't remember this of course. I was told later when I was in a lot more pain than I should have been. All I remember is waking up with restraints on my wrists and blood all over my gown and bed. I don't know why exactly that happened but I don't want to risk it happening again. Every time you respond my anxiety level drops a little. So thank you. I got the rxs filled yesterday, so it got more real but I'm more excited now. I feel like Monday is my Christmas. Hehe
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Thank you.
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I'm less than 24 hours since the surgery. I can't believe how much the drugs did their job. I really didn't care about anything. I dosed the whole time. I remember parts of it and have no memory of other parts. You all eased my anxiety from the start. Thank so much. At first I thought I would die. I couldn't close my mouth, blood was just pouring out. I couldn't swallow at all. I was uncontrollably shaking and crying for no reason at all. I can't explain that. The kids were terrified. Now I'm laughing at myself while bleaching all the towels I drooled blood all over yesterday. I have minimal pain. I can only feel around my chin the two places where they put the implants. Its just sore, not painful. I took them out to clean them and my mouth this morning and they went right back in. I showed my husband my sunk in lips and was laughing histarically. Lol So far no horror stories. Im sipping a pear banana almond milk smoothie and a coffee at this moment and I cannot explain how happy I am with my new teeth. My only complaint is that my bottoms are loose. Whenever I drink they lift. I know its not a huge problem espevially since my perms will be on implants. So now... Can I expect things to go this smoothly during the entire healing process? Are there any bumps in the road I should anticipate? Can I remove my bottom completly to drink without worries? Or when I can I use the adhesive that came in my new denture wearer box. The dentist never said. Ill call, but so far I found more useful info from actual denture wearers here. Thanks all.