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Hi, I don't know if you are still checking this for responses... but why are you having the gum flap surgery for? Do you have abscessed root tips? Are they doing an apicoectomy (ie: removing the root tip)? Also, what made you opt for having the surgery vs. removing those teeth and having complete dentures?

Any, instead of asking questions I should be answering yours. See my response in capital letter below.

#1) Is it unusual for a periodontist to ONLY use novacaine? MY APICO WAS DONE WITH NOVACAINE AND HAVING TAKEN A VALIUM BEFOREHAND. IF YOU ARE REALLY NERVOUS YOU COULD ASK FOR GAS OR A VALIUM, BUT IT IS NOT NECESSARY TO BE ASLEEP TO HAVE THIS PROCEDURE DONE. YOU WILL NOT FEEL A THING WITH THE NOVOCAINE.

#2) For those of you who HAVE had ONLY novacaine, could you let me know what YOUR experience was like? IT WAS NOT A BAD EXPERIENCE AT ALL. IN FACT, THE HEALING IS MORE OF A PAIN IN THE BUTT THAN THE SURGURY ITSELF. I DON'T REALLY REMEMBER MUCH ABOUT THE PROCEDURE, SO IT DIDN'T TRAUMATIZE ME AT ALL. HEALING COMPLETELY DOES TAKE TIME (I THINK IT TOOK ME A MONTH) AND YOU WILL BE ESPECIALLY MISERABLE UNTIL THE STITCHES COME OUT.

#3) This is almost the same as my 2nd question. Was the experience SO BAD that you didn't want to go back to have another quad done? I ONLY HAD TO HAVE ONE MOLAR DONE, BUT IF I HAD TO DO IT AGAIN I WOULD BE OK WITH IT.

#4) The periodontist gave me a price of $800 per quad. At the price he gave me, I will end up paying $1,600 to have this surgery for 7 teeth. THAT ISN'T TOO BAD CONSIDERING I PAID 1000 FOR ONE TOOTH. CUTTING THE FLAP IS THE BIG PART OF THE SURGURY, WHETHER THEY DO ONE ROOT TIP OR 4. YOU MIGHT WANT TO ASK WHAT THE INDIVIDUAL CHARGE IS PER ROOT TIP SINCE THERE MIGHT BE ONE. NO MATTER WHAT, THE ONLY THING CHEAPER THAN HAVING THIS SURGURY DONE IS HAVING THE TEETH PULLED AND LIVING WITH DENTURES.

I hope those answers help a little bit, but if you want more details I'll see what I can do. You could also search for my posts from 2 years ago when I had my surgery. Good luck!