sedation dentristy anyone?

Discussion in 'Fibromyalgia Main Forum' started by TraderTif, Mar 26, 2006.

  1. TraderTif

    TraderTif New Member

    Has anyone here used sedation dentistry? What works best for someone with CFIDS?

    I have developed agoraphobia, and it seems to be especially strong around doctors/dentists. I need to get to the dentist, and I think sedation would be really helpful.

    Are there certain sedatives to avoid? Certain ones that work well? How about side effects?

    Tif =:cool:
  2. Bunchy

    Bunchy New Member

    and I was given Valium (Diazepam) before. It helped me be less anxious and more relaxed through the procedure. I felt sleepy too and it went fine.

    I use Valium sometimes anyway and get no bad effects only good ones, like reduced pain and less tense muscles.

    Good luck,

    Love Bunchy x
  3. libra55

    libra55 New Member

    I have used Ativan, but it's my own prescription from my doctor, my dentist said ok to use as long as I have someone drive me.

    Years ago they use to use laughing gas. I dont know if they use that now.

    Ativan works for me.

    Michelle
  4. Shannonsparkles

    Shannonsparkles New Member

    I take a few l-theanine an hour before dentist visits. Enough to feel a bit sleepy and not as anxious. Haven't tried ativan, but the dental place I used did offer it. :)
  5. krayon

    krayon New Member

    Yes, that worked GREAT for me. Just had 28 teeth pulled and was not looking forward to it. The dentist prescribed Ativan(SP?) and it worked. Even dosed off and on during the process.

    I told the dentist the I suffered from anxiety(SP) and FM and had a phobia of dentist.

    So happy because now I have a beautiful smile... had this done on the 21st. of this month. And been waiting for years for this.

    {{{{Hugs}}}}

    ~ *Karen* ~
  6. JLH

    JLH New Member

    I went to a specialist for root canals done in one sitting.

    Since I am extremely hard to numb, I had an IV sedation done by yet another specialist! However, when I woke up, both root canals were finished and I didn't remember a thing! It was great!

    My insurance did not pay for the second specialist to administer the IV sedation, but it was worth it for the 2 root canals! I would not pay for this for normal dentistry, though.

    When I have a lot of dental work done at once, I will sometimes get the nitrous oxide from the dentist. It is great, too!


    P.S. Forgot ... I had NO side effects from either and neither had any affect one way or another on my fms/cfs.

    Janet

    [This Message was Edited on 03/26/2006]
  7. 69mach1

    69mach1 New Member

    45 minutes prior to appts...it will usually make you drowsy and it doesn't harm you or the personal in the office...you need someone to drive you....

    we would do this w/phobic patients in our dental office and we didn't have to worry about any nitrous floating around in the office...

    i have found frequently we would have drug abusers really wanting the nitrious not because of fear for the high...it is dangerous or can be...for both patient and dental personal...

    less is best...but if you need anything benedryl i wonderful and it helps w/allergies...

    jodie
  8. sunnywey

    sunnywey New Member

    I'm having an implant done next month, and I'll try it ahead to see how I feel. Maybe at bedtime. My old crown keeps coming out, and it seems my only answer.
  9. Crispangel66

    Crispangel66 New Member

    I have to use sedation or I cannot handle going through that. I can't handle someone getting so close to me for one thing but the sound of that drill and everything else is hard for me to handle. I think all of this is due to fibro/cfs b/c when I was a kid it didn't bother me and my Granny took me to the dentist all the time.

    Pamela
  10. jen_miester27

    jen_miester27 New Member

    i too am very scared of dentists, i found a dentist recently who gave me a pill 1 hour in the office before the procedure, the name of the pill is halcion. it works wonders....i did not feel a thing...i was so relaxed, almost slept, but didnt. you do need a driver afterwards...but it is so worth taking..i highly recommend it! hope everything goes well for you!!
    jennn