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I have spinal biftia, tethered cord and unknown brain

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Hi, I have spinal biftia, tethered cord and unknown brain pressure right side ,because knowone will put out and I hsve teeth that don't numb in the back so I was offered aditivan, I never takin it before and some nervous of side effects ,I have sleep apnea will this lower my oxgen levels,during this and will this even help get through where part of my tooth doesn't numb.
Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Medical
Expert:  Dr. Rick, MD replied 1 year ago.

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The DDS should monitor you oxygen levels during the procedure and will give you extra oxygen. As such, the ativan should be OK.

Of course, the best person to ask about this is your primary care MD who knows you best.

The ativan will help you relax during your tooth surgery although it will, by itself, not make your tooth more numb

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