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Posted by Jen on June 14, 2000 at 21:20:24:

In Reply to: Re: Wisdom teeth (4) extraction question posted by Allie on June 12, 2000 at 19:29:35:

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: : One thing though, try to relax! The more nervous and upset you are before hand, the less likely the drugs will work to 'knock' you out:

: The thing is, I'm not upset or that nervous. I just ask a lot of questions because I want to know what's going on. I've not screamed into the phone or written hysterical things like "Is it safe for me to wear my tinfoil hat during the procedure?"

: I read on a dental site somewhere that people who are not knocked out during the procedure have less bruising and less recovery time, and that the reason for that is because the dentist or oral surgeon has to be more careful because you are awake and can see what's going on. (: They don't want to wrench your neck when you're awake because you'll protest. (:

: Thanks for writing. I feel better everytime I hear a good experience... not too many out there. The first dentist I was going to go to -- my best friend went there and had a hideous experience. So I cancelled my appointment and found a different place to go. This one also happens to be on the ground floor of a building with parking right outside the door instead of 15 floors up and across the street from it's parking -- definitely a plus, there!

: -Allie

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