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I'm pretty sure that you all know what sedation dentistry is snore
Your dentist gives you a little something to make you go to sleep, then does the required dental surgery on you, and then you wake up with no memory of the procedure and you just wait for the painkillers to wear off, like everyone else does.

In rarer cases, it is for people who are terrified of any dental procedure, like cleaning and polishing, but it is normally considered for things a bit more major than that.

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About sedation dentistry...
It's the only way that I'll do dental surgery from now on
I've done it and it was great. I'd probably do it again if need be
I tried it but it didn't meet my expectation so I wouldn't do it again
I tried it once but I would never do it again
I've tried it but I think I could do without it now
I haven't tried it yet, but I would like to
I haven't tried it yet and I don't think I ever would
I would never try it-- don't trust it
I would never try it-- no need for it in my case
I have no teeth left, so what's the point?
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Are you a prime candidate for it?
Do you need it in order to get anything done, including a routine cleaning?
Or can you overcome your fear of the giant needles going in, and the shrill-sounding whirling pieces of surgical steel, being wielded by a masked man or woman who only got their DDS diploma a year ago?
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I've had so many cavities drilled that it's routine now. I struggle to not doze off while I'm getting dental work done.
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Back before sedation was even an option or concept, I was at a dentist to get my first filling done.
I was a bit nervous, and he gave me Nitrous Oxide ("laughing gas").
A little too much, as it turned out. I was limp and drooling during the whole thing. He finished up and I heard him say, "Nurse-- switch him to straight oxygen for a while; I think we overdid it a bit."

So back when I was a kid, I would have loved a sedation option. I remember one dentist trying to pull a tooth and pressing down on my chest while he pulled up, and then swearing because the tooth cracked off and he had to go back and get the pieces that were left.
I was crying, and he was not sympathetic, at all.

Things improved greatly as I aged. I only ever had one other cavity to be filled, and I didn't need any Nitrous for that.
I like my current dentist and my hygenist, so I'm never worried about what they tell me now.
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I don't even get Novocaine for most of my fillings.

(I'm not tough, just insensitive.)
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I'm needing some oral surgery. Sedation is relatively cheap compared to the rest of the cost.
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It made for a great Seinfeld episode...

For myself, I share a common mindset/experience/superstition when it comes to dentists, doctors, and auto mechanics: I only go in if something is drastically wrong, as I find things tend to break after they poke around. Fortunately, I have no cavities, and haven't had serious mouth work done since my teenage braces.
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I wanna be awake, so I can enjoy the nitrous.
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Sedation!?

I was awake for freakin 8 hours of facial and jaw reconstruction as the roof of my mouth was bolted back together.

Sedation...

Get off my lawn...
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Who needs sedation?

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I usually lie there and play chess in my head. cool

So I need an option between "I haven't tried it yet, but I would like to" and "I haven't tried it yet and I don't think I ever would". If I ever need major dental work, then sure, but it seems unlikely to come up.

(I had teeth disintegrate during a judo bout 25 years ago: I only needed a local while the surgeon removed fragments and reconstructed. Two sessions, a couple of hours each - I got an incredibly stiff neck but that's all.)
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Had it done just at the end of last month. Still recovering before a new full upper denture.

"I've done it and it was great. I'd probably do it again if need be" was the poll choice that came closest. It wasn't anywhere near great Though. And the recovery has had a few bumps in the road. I'd do it again for extensive work. I'm not a dentist phobic person, though, so I don't need it for every visit. The Visit was satisfactory. The experience and recovery wasn't.

"I've done it and it was a satisfactory alternative. I'd probably do it again if The work needed is more than a simple filling."
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Rusty McFisticuffs
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When I was a kid, our family dentist was himself afraid of being put under; things have probably improved since then, but his apprehension rubbed off on me.

And, my mom's dad pulled his own wisdom teeth. Years ago, when I was having my wisdom teeth pulled, my mom basically said that if I didn't demand local anesthetic and a mirror, I was a pussy. (But I sort of blacked out for a bit while watching my ex-wife have her wisdom teeth pulled, so I think that question is pretty well resolved.)
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A doctor once told my wife that whenever possible, they try to avoid putting patients under because that greatly increases the chances of death, the ultimate side effect.

So I vote 'no thanks'.
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