I hope this helps and good luck!
Sorry to hear about your situation.
Anesthesia comes in different forms (local anesthesia and general anesthesia). General anesthesia has different levels to it (sedation and conscious sedation). There is also nitrous oxide (which is for anxiety). Nitrous oxide can lower your anxiety but occasionally someone with anxiety can get anxious about the relaxing feeling. If this is what you are referring to as anesthesia, it depends on your level of anxiety. Perhaps you would prefer sedation or conscious sedation. This is something you can work out with your dentist. If not, you can try another dentist.
Best of luck.
William F. Scott IV, DMD
There was only one anesthesia and that was novocaine. There was nothing wrong with the anesthesia it was the preservative in it.
Dental anesthesia is only for your teeth and mouth. It is not habit forming. And has no effect on your entire body.
Many patients are anxious about having dental work done
The newer anesthetics lidocaine, mepivicaine etc are made to block nerve conduction. Some people in the legal, paralegal arena, have a hard time understanding: Non of the newer local anesthetics are habit forming. And none of the local anesthetics effect your whole body!
Many patients are nervous when it comes to having dental work done. What you might need is some medication to calm you down. Talk to your dentist or the staff and tell them how you feel. You are not alone. Some mild medications can be prescribed. If you are going to be put to sleep, make sure you follow your doctor's DIRECTIONS. If you are going to be put to sleep, you CAN'T have any liquids, not even water before you have your procedure done.
If you are going to sleep, you must bring some one with you, or you will be sent home in a cab, LYFT or an Uber.
Even if you are given an oral sedative, the facility
wants someone to drive you to and back home.
I had a relative who was going to have a dental procedure done. The plan was the patient was going to be put to sleep. The instructions were no food or drink after midnight. I watched the patient like a hawk. No water glasses or cups in the bathroom. Reminding the patient before using the facilities no water.
Right before the procedure, this relative asked to use the facilities. We go into the OPERATORY and the patient was asked about food and drink.
The patient says he had some water before entering the OPERATORY. Thepatient's daughter told him to take TWO OTC pain tablets
before the procedure. I left this patient for two minutes to get ready to assist and putting the patient to sleep was canceled!
Local anesthesia was used instead. If you need
something talk to your dentist. You should be fine