Ways to be put under for oral surgery?

Is there a way to put someone completely under without a needle before an oral surgery? Last time I went to have my wisdom teeth out they used gas but before I was completely out they stuck a needle in my arm which caused my anxiety to cause a seizure.

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Answer: Relaxing before surgery

By Sarah h
Dental Professional

Unfortunately there is no way to put you completely under without an IV.  However, the surgeon may be able to give you an oral medication to help relax you such as Valium or Halcion to take prior to your appointment.  You will take a dose the day before at bedtime and in the morning before your appointment.  All your medications and vital signs will need to be checked and monitored prior to any prescriptions being written.  It is a good idea to discuss this option with your surgeon as well as the post surgery risks associated with the medications and the risks of your seizures.  Remember that oral surgeons are fully trained and prepared to handle these medical hiccups and are able to safely treat you. 

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