You'll get both. You can also ask for a script for anti-anxiety/relaxant such as Ativan or Valium. They'll prescribe 1-2 to take prior to the extractions. I had extensive dental work done not long ago and was given all of it. Best of luck Julie. Let me know how you're doing. how's your husband doing?
Depending on how many you have extracted. I've had one or two removed with just novacaine, it didnt hurt but it was an odd sensation and yea the needle hurts a little initially. But I know of people who've had multiple removed and they were gassed and felt no pain.
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If nitrous is offered, my experience of late is that you have to pay for it, and it's probably not covered by dental insurance. While it's true that nitrous does not entirely get rid of pain like Novocain does, it dulls the pain down so far that you literally don't care what is going on inside your mouth. For me it's not necessarily the pain I hate, but the ever-present possibility of pain happening unexpectedly. Nitrous eliminates that anxiety. They will give you Novocain whether you get nitrous or not. My recommendation: Take the nitrous if it's offered and you can afford it.