I need a significant amount of dental work done. I was hoping that I could get knocked out to have it done. Is that possible? Like anesthesia?

Bennie B. – Oregon

Bennie,

While it is possible to get anesthesia, you have a much more affordable option. I suggest you look for a sedation dentist who performs IV sedation.

This is a little different from anesthesia. Think of it as conscious sedation. You’ll still feel “knocked out”, but you’ll retain all your reflexes and muscle control.

Most patients who do IV sedation don’t even remember the appointment. The additional benefit is it will be significantly cheaper.

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