i had iv sedation...
first it took the nurse 6 times to start my IV. she was trying an 18g. I looked at her and said... I've been through this before. Use a #24. Ohhh no, she said, we'll go in your feet. I got up and started to walk out. I told her I was an RN and that I WASN'T going to allow her to go at my feet... I didn't even have probs with my teeth. Well, she got it with the number 24. when was was out, however, the IV infiltrated. So, the doc just numbed me up real good and took those impacted suckers anyway.
my life was hell for about two weeks. So much pain I couldn't do ANYTHING. I would be at work crying because I couldn't take narcs before I showed up to work. I hurt so bad. When I flushed out my holes I had the WORST headache ever! Anyway, I had a "dry socket." At first, I refused to allow the dental assistant pack it. She seemed flightly to me. Anyway, I went back the next day due to the pain and another girl packed it for me. I was soooo much happier. It stayed in for about a week. When it came out, it didn't hurt a bit. I was glad that I had that packing done.
I know I was being evil since I was a nurse.
Hopefully the numbness will go away. I had some for about two weeks then it resolved gradually.