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Extraction of the wisdom teeth. Anxiety and fear of surgery. What can ease stress?

Tomorrow i will have oral surgery to extract all 4 wisdom teeth that are also infected. General anesthesia is my only option b/c 1. my anxiety and fear towards the surgery is very high so local anesthesia is out and 2. my oral surgeon is not certified for conscious anesthesia. This has me worried b/c i m not in the best health ( overweight ), i smoke (since i was 16, i m now 25 y/o. at about a pack a day for last 9 months, though recently i have cut back to 5-10 cigs per day), and i have used marijuana since i was 16 on and off but chronic (everyday) use for the past 3 years. I m concerned that my marijuana and tobacco consumption will add to the risk of general anesthesia but i am finding it difficult to gather information on the matter. It is an emergency surgery so i have not had a lot of time to prepare but i have tried to limit my tobacco intake and will not be smoking marijuana day of surgery. I will have a consultation before my surgery (day of) and will tell the oral surgeon everything but i am worried he wont have enough knowledge on the interactions between marijuana and general anesthesia b/c it seem like there has not been very much research. I m also worried b/c although the surgeon is certified for general anesthesia, the surgery will take place in an office and there wont be an actual anesthesiologist present. I am just hoping to gather any information that can ease my stress about the surgery, what the surgery setting should be like, what medical personnel should be present, and/or help me decide if this is the right time at all to have the surgery . i just don t trust the doctor who will receive thousands of dollars for performing the surgery to tell me the truth. i have had bad experiences in the past. thanks for any and all help.
Asked On : Fri, 31 Aug 2012
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Ayurveda Specialist 's  Response
THANK YOU FOR YOUR QUESTION YOU HAVE TAKE ANAESTHESIA ACCORDING TO SURGEON BECAUSE WHAT THEY SAY ABOUT GENERAL OR LOCAL ANAESTHESIA THAT IS 100% BETTER FOR YOU,YOUR DR. IS VERY MUCH CONCERNED ABOUT YOU SO JUST RELAX BECAUSE BEFORE GIVING ANAESTHESI YOU HAVE TO PASS SOME HEALTH ROUTINE CHECKUP FOR FITNESS OF SURGERY,SO ALL THING HAPPEN THAT IS DOCTOR HEADACHE NOT YOURS SO JUST CHILL & FAITH IN YOUR DOCTOR.
Answered: Sat, 1 Sep 2012
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