Good Morning: I am in need of a full mouth extraction and the Oral Surgeon wants to put me in the hospital overnight due to chronic pain issues with my knees and back as well as multiple medications I must take. I trust the Oral Surgeon but have a terrible fear of hospitals and ANY procedure that requires me to be anesthetised, obviously...I've needed both knees replaced and a second spinal fusion for 2 years.I am 60 years old and feel terribly foolish. Can you put my mind at ease?
Person's Gender: Female
Person's Age: 60
My teeth have always been a problem. The Oral Surgeon informed me that my teeth are all abcessed and that gum disease is the main culprit
Hi, I am here to help you,Actually, having this procedure done under general anesthesia is the safer course. Not only you will not feel anything, but every possible precaution is takes, your breathing, blood pressure, monitored by someone whose only job is to make sure everything about you is OK…Compared to having it done in an office is much safer!!!I hope this helps ease your fears…Dr Mariana Levy
Dr, Morgan,the Oral Maxiofacial Surgeon doesn't want me uncomfortable post surgery and my Family Physician will not write for any pain meds other than the Percocet 10/325 which I've been on for 2 years. Do I need to consult a pain specialist ?
Percocet should be perfectly appropriate for the procedure. I do not think you will need anything else. Usually, teeth that are affected by gum disease are easy to extract, so there is not much trauma during surgery. Have you talk to your Dr Morgan about your concern? What did he recommend for pain management?
Dr. Morgan wants me to contact my Physician to see if he will handle the pain management so that I have one Dr. writing the meds. I understand this completely.
Dr. Morgan doesn't know if another med will be necessary, but it is a possibility that must be considered. I feel terribly foolish about my fears but I can't seem to help it. I'm sorry
You do not need to apologize… but if Dr Morgan thinks so… and your physician feels that it should be ok…I believe it will be ok. However, if you feel that it will make you feel better, more confident about the procedure, you should do it...
I believe Dr. Morgans concern is the length of time I've been on the Percocet and that it not working as well as it once did on my knees and back
Then, if he is concerned, you should consult a pain management specialist…. It will put your mind at ease..
Orthodontist and Pediatric Dentist since 1990