Sedation should certainly help in these circumstances.
It does not put you to sleep, but is similar to an anti-anxiety medication. People have likened it to feeling pleasantly drunk.
You become drowsy and are not aware of having any treatment, but you are still able to co-operate with the dentist.
The effects of sedative medicine take some time to wear off and your dentist will tell you how long the drugs will take to clear from your body. You won't be able to drink alcohol, drive or work machinery during this time. Local anaesthetic is still required but patients are barely aware of this and teamed with the sedation, works well.
Potentially the removal of the tooth may potentially be covered on your policy, but I would ask you to contact your policy team directly to discuss this.
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