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  Reply # 1217081 18-Jan-2015 19:51
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nathan: I hate pain and I'm not worried about the money so I want to be given the good drugs and knocked out

I'm 37 and apparently that is quite old? to have them removed. I should have had them out 10 years ago my dentist said.


I got mine whilst under IV conscious sedation, was well worth it.

Partner wouldn't allow me to get pizza after the whole thing so I phoned my parents to complain - was a shame that she didn't record it as the dentist said it was really funny.


Lol that is hilarious

Can you describe more. So you're not asleep but awake? Better than a local and not knocked out like a general? No anaesthetist required so cheaper?

Didn't feel anything?

I've been told they're going to have to hack into my jawbone etc to get these bastards out.


Look up the many YouTube videos - really really funny.

I was conscious through the whole thing but don't remember it making the whole process much much cheaper. Injection in arm and bam don't remember.

I would recommend going down this route vs getting fully knocked out - just make sure that you've got somebody trustworthy afterwards to look after you as you are wacky for around 4-6hrs after the teeth extraction.




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  Reply # 1217083 18-Jan-2015 19:54
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If you dont mind costs, get it done under general anesthetic, bit it will be about $4000 for all 4.


Wow, I knew it was cheaper through the dental school ($700 I was fully KO'd) but that's nuts. 


I was told that just the anesthetist plug the gas, room, etc, is around $2000, so basically doubles the cost. 


I had mine out 10 years or so ago. Mine were really impacted, so it was the oral surgeon rather than the dentist (they had to come out the side of my gums). I was a bit leery about the whole thing so wanted general, but same as the previous post, it was going to be at least twice the price because of anaesthetist, hospital room etc. As someone else commented, I had the IV conscious sedation - valium I think. And I was as high as a kite. The surgery itself was about 45 minutes and it passed in an eyeblink. I wandered out feeling great. About 2 hours later came the total crash. I can see why the stuff is totally addictive. You should totally go with that option.

Despite the opiates, I do still remember the saw going in to split the teeth in half. Nasty.

This was in Wellington though so can't be of much help with a recommendation.

I was going to say I was surprised that they knocked you out at the dental school, but then I remembered what dental schools were like. They probably drilled a few practice fillings while you were under.


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  Reply # 1217104 18-Jan-2015 20:14
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timbosan:
lxsw20:
If you dont mind costs, get it done under general anesthetic, bit it will be about $4000 for all 4.


Wow, I knew it was cheaper through the dental school ($700 I was fully KO'd) but that's nuts. 


I was told that just the anesthetist plug the gas, room, etc, is around $2000, so basically doubles the cost. 


I have a feeling it's an entire different venue and staffing. I think no general = some less sophisticated location with a million dollar chair. General = some special OR / location with associated "rent". correct me if I'm wrong.

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  Reply # 1217106 18-Jan-2015 20:19
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nathan: I've been told they're going to have to hack into my jawbone etc to get these bastards out.


Then may you need general anaesthetic. Some of them will do it under local but you will needs maybe 2 done at a time etc. If all 4 is fused, you better off with GA but again the general anaesthetic has its own risk.

My bottom wisdom teeth were taken out in pieces as they were fused in awkward angle.

6 years ago, it costs upward of $6k. I had it done under GA but PONV is so bad that I wish I had it done under local.

You maybe looking a tad more than that nowadays.





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  Reply # 1217107 18-Jan-2015 20:22
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nathan: I've been told they're going to have to hack into my jawbone etc to get these bastards out.


Then may you need general anaesthetic. Some of them will do it under local but you will needs maybe 2 done at a time etc. If all 4 is fused, you better off with GA but again the general anaesthetic has its own risk.

My bottom wisdom teeth were taken out in pieces as they were fused in awkward angle.

6 years ago, it costs upward of $6k. I had it done under GA but PONV is so bad that I wish I had it done under local.

You maybe looking a tad more than that nowadays.


Heck based on that my procedure was very very cheap at $2100




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  Reply # 1217197 18-Jan-2015 22:48
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Dr John Edwards (in Auckland) did mine about 10 years ago. He was (and apparently still is) regarded as one of the best around.

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  Reply # 1217209 18-Jan-2015 23:09
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tbh, any oral surgeon in NZ is good.

the only difference is just the price, how soon can they do it etc.





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  Reply # 1217211 18-Jan-2015 23:15
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Best of luck Nathan. I had mine out in two sittings. First in my late teens and the second early twenties so both well over 20 years ago. Wasn't knocked right out for either so was a weird experience. Especially after the event, before the drugs wore off.




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  Reply # 1217240 19-Jan-2015 00:11
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http://www.oralsurgery.co.nz/index.html

I just had two wisdom teeth out 10 days ago by Neil Luyk. He is in Greenlane. Impacted, done under IV sedation. I don't remember a thing about it. Quote was $1850 for two and $2500 for 4 teeth.



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  Reply # 1217242 19-Jan-2015 00:54
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Thx! I'll be calling to get a booking for a consultation tomorrow

How much time did you need to take off work?

If I get it done on a Thurs or Fri will I be OK to work on monday or will I still look like a chipmunk?

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  Reply # 1217265 19-Jan-2015 07:30
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3-4 days are fine.

The big question is when can they fit your appointment?





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  Reply # 1217328 19-Jan-2015 09:35
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Proudmouth in CBD were great (sorry I can't remember the surgeon's name).

As has been said if OP is asking for an oral surgeon it is likely for insurance or because they aren't a routine yank them out with pliers.

I had two out by dentist that way and 2 out under anesthetic by a surgeon as they were impacted. Time off depends on how badly they were impacted and how much cutting they need to do. I was back at work the day after I think as mine weren't too bad.

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  Reply # 1217467 19-Jan-2015 11:23
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nakedmolerat:
nathan: I've been told they're going to have to hack into my jawbone etc to get these bastards out.


Then may you need general anaesthetic. Some of them will do it under local but you will needs maybe 2 done at a time etc. If all 4 is fused, you better off with GA but again the general anaesthetic has its own risk..


The risk to a well 35 year old man of an elective general anaesthetic is minimal. ( Less than 1in 50,000)

Giving the iv antibiotics for the surgeon is probably the most dangerous aspect.

What about the risk of sedation... Distracted dentist, shared airway, patient disinhibited.


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  Reply # 1217480 19-Jan-2015 11:36
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I have had extractions under both GA and IV sedation.

Ten years ago I had six wisdom teeth removed under GA for a total cost of about $4500. The teeth were buried so it was pretty significant as far as oral surgery goes and involved a trip to hospital, however once I was taken off the anaesthetic I felt pretty good apart from the pain from the breathing tube having been down my throat.

A year ago I had two impacted canines removed under IV sedation at a cost of around $1500. I have no memory of anything that happened during surgery, and only brief flashes of anything that happened during the 2 - 3 hours after surgery. According to my friend who looked after me I was functioning reasonably normally afterwards, but was repeating myself over and over because I couldn't remember anything I'd said a few minutes earlier. I took the next day off work but was actually feeling reasonably good anyway.

Which is the better option depends on your particular situation and your surgeon will obviously give you comprehensive advice.

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  Reply # 1222159 26-Jan-2015 00:09
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If you haven't had it done yet:

I had all 4 of mine taken out under GA at Ormiston Hospital in Howick/Botany area by Dr Chris Sealey. He's operated on me twice in the past too when I had trouble with saliva glands/ducts but done though public system. This is why we chose him. 

Cost between 6 and 7K for everything, no complications and was back at uni 3 days post-op. 

I have no trouble at all recommending him, definitely a great surgeon. Best of luck! It'll be worth it once they're out knowing you never have to worry about them popping up on a long weekend.




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