As I will be awake during sedation will I be able to feel my tooth being pulled?
16th June 2011
A. Hello This is a common question . To answer your last question first , Yes it's possible to ask to be referred for a Ga .at the hospital it's likely they will offer you sedation first , but if you don't feel able to do that then they will probably arrange a Ga . Because most people's ideal is to be 'completely knocked out 'we have to make sure patients are aware that they will not be unconscious .That is not permitted in general dental practice . With sedation you will not be aware of what is going on , and the majority of people remember nothing at all . You will have an effective local anesthetic exactly as good as if you were fully conscious .When you are fully aware after the procedure you will still be numb . Being awake is not the same as being in a sedated state . Jenny