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    Thanks Di

    I will let you know how it goes!!

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    I had 3 wisdom teeth out, a number of years ago now in the UK. They wouldn't do it under a general anesthetic but they did give me a sedative and TBH I have absolutely no memory of it at all. As far as I was concerned I was asleep but I wasn't, if you know what I mean.

    Maybe find out if any dentists do that over here.
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    When I had the four teeth out - at one point I mistook the dentist's finger for the swab and bit it. Next thing I know, he was hopping round the room holding his finger, and swearing about kids have sharp teeth.

    I try to remind dentists who don't tell me what they're doing in advance or as they go, and expect me to be a mind reader that their fingers could be in danger.

    Most people are fine with general anaesthetics, and techniques, hopefully, are better now than they used to be. But you don't want an anaethestist who is doing it for their first time. You may also want to get a specific health check up to make sure you don't have any reason not to use the anaesthetic. I recommend getting a dive medical through the local hyperbaric chamber people at your public hospital - I forget which one in Melbourne but there will be one. They do heart test, and hearing test, and balance test and all sorts to make sure everything works. If your heart is a bit weird that would find it out. The one I had in Adelaide was completely free / on medicare too.

    But if you can get the teeth out under local anaesthetic - that's much safer. I just shut my eyes and try not to think about the strange noises. You can't feel anything. And in my experience the slightly younger dentists - say around 40 yo, are better than the older ones. Avoid the 25 - 30 yo - they've barely completed training. Again - ask around your friends and parents friends for recommendations.

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    Things are heaps better these days than when I had mine out. I'm "Generation Jurassic." Had 'em out via GA & in those days, you didn't question authority. I woke up, my face was like the elephant man & I noticed that they'd wired my jaw together for some obscure reason which they never explained. I sucked soup & very watery mashed potatoe through a straw for 2 weeks & when I finally had my jaws released, my "system" was so congested I totally screwed my "poofer valve" trying to get back to "normal" & have been obsessed with fibre ever since.

    You'll be right H4P. If they have to come out, they have to come out. You might as well just get on with it.

    I had my eyes lasered well over 10 years ago now. I was scared sh!tless right up until I got into the chair & even then I was hyper ventilating like you wouldn't believe. The best thing I ever did as it turns out.

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    Quote Originally Posted by GSDs4Ever View Post
    Things are heaps better these days than when I had mine out. I'm "Generation Jurassic." Had 'em out via GA & in those days, you didn't question authority. I woke up, my face was like the elephant man & I noticed that they'd wired my jaw together for some obscure reason which they never explained. I sucked soup & very watery mashed potatoe through a straw for 2 weeks & when I finally had my jaws released, my "system" was so congested I totally screwed my "poofer valve" trying to get back to "normal" & have been obsessed with fibre ever since.

    You'll be right H4P. If they have to come out, they have to come out. You might as well just get on with it.

    I had my eyes lasered well over 10 years ago now. I was scared sh!tless right up until I got into the chair & even then I was hyper ventilating like you wouldn't believe. The best thing I ever did as it turns out.
    say WHAT???? Why in heavens name would they do that???

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    In those days I think standard practice. Promote healing, minimise things the patient could do to themselves. I vaguely remember knowing about it.

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    I have no frigging idea Clea. As I said, they never told me why. Di has put a more reasonable spin on things, although ....... "minimise things the patient could do to themselves" has me having visions of them saying "Hmm, let's stop her from constantly poking something in the holes left by removing her teeth by wiring her jaws together."

    Also, in "those days", a woman's child bearing ability could be abruptly halted without her permission by a surgeon performing a C-Section under GA who decided "Right, you've had enough children. One Hysterectomy coming up." The consent form for surgery had been signed & after the op had been performed, what was the poor thing going to do.

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    MMMMM and all archaic, GSD.

    Any posts made under the name of Di_dee1 one can be used by anyone as I do not give a rats.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Di_dee1 View Post
    MMMMM and all archaic, GSD.
    I know .... I'm now the "old fart" I used to think should just shuffle off to "God's little waiting room" & not bother me with stories about "the good old days".

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    I had to have all 4 wisdom teeth out (ooh 25 years go gasp!), it was done in the dental surgery under sedation, I don't remember a thing except mum piling me into a taxi. My face swelled up for a few days and I felt lousy but I think I was okay after about a week or so. I had known for years they would have to come out, I had a seriously bad set of choppers and had been through braces, etc, so I wasn't concerned.

    Tho I was very embarrassed when a mate from uni came to visit me the day after, I looked and felt awful, I was recovering in bed,I had to ask him to leave as I was falling asleep! Lol I think my Nan took pity on him and made sure he had a good feed before he left!

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