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Why is the dentist requiring that general anesthetic (GA) be used for tooth extraction? Which teeth are being removed? Is there concern that local anesthetic will be insufficient due to the EDS?
I would be leery of any dentist that requires the use of GA for tooth extraction. It’s a risk/benefit issue and you are wise to be concerned about the use of GA. We all know it does not come without risks. The cynical part of me also knows that there is more profit to be made for the dentist when GA is used.
I had my baby eye teeth removed when I was 6 (due to a tooth crowding issue). Both teeth still had roots, and, despite the use of local anesthetic (Novocaine), I could feel a brief sharp pain in my face when each was pulled. I remember crying a little bit, but when all was said and done, it was really no big deal.
It sounds like you need a second opinion here if the dentist will not give you options regarding anesthetic. It would also be interesting to go to a different dentist without discussing what the previous dentist recommended just to see if you will get the same recommendation about the tooth removal.