Can i get my teeth taken out under general anesthesia at the hospital?

Q. Hello, back in october last year i had 8 teeth removed,2 months later i had a dental absess that ingulfed my face. i had to have surgery and more teeth removed as they plugged the absess. in that time i had the inside of my mouth cut open in 2 places with a scalpul and an epidural needle plunged into my face. as a result of this i have had a nervous breakdown and think about my mouth 24 hours a day. i have only 7 teeth on the top set left, 2 have extreme long tooth and 2 are crowns,the bottom i have 9 teeth all my fronts mainly and one side which i use to eat. they need a very deep clean.now since all this has happened i have tried to go to the dentist but i have huge panick attacks and vomit my nerves are shot, i even tried to go via sedation but even the though of needles etc coming near me sends me into tears and i cant breath. as i cant seem to deal with this would i be able to have my teeth taken out under general at the hospital,and if so how would i go about doing this. would be grateful for any advice.

A. You need to try and get your dentist to refer you to hospital where they should be able to manage your extreme dental and needle phobia

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April 16th, 2010 at 08:47 PM
mrs j johnston Says :

can you please tel me if there is a dentist that will put me to sleep for my treatment im very nervous and i had a bad time at the dentist the last time i went thank you very j johnston

May 3rd, 2011 at 08:47 PM
Maureen Says :

i have a four year old who has an abcus on a back tooth and needs 2 have tooth removed!he also needs 3 fillings on his back teeth! is a general anasthetic the best option?,

May 3rd, 2011 at 08:47 PM
Michael Says :

in this situation a general anaesthetic may be the only answer

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