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Hello. I need to have one wisdom tooth removed that is impacted, it's partially erupted. I would like to have sedation for the procedure but I am concerned because after my spinal cord injury I have lower blood pressure.  My blood pressure is usually around the mid to low 90's over low 80's.

Will I be able to have sedation for my procedure? Is any one kind of IV sedation better/worse for lowering my BP? Is nitrous oxide a better option?

My oral surgeon said we would discuss this in the consultation minutes prior to the surgery but I wanted to be mentally prepared in case sedation is not recommended.

Thank you

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All sedation will lower your blood pressure.  Having sedation is not completely necessary to have an extraction. You should follow up with a board certified oral and Maxillofacial surgeon in your area to address your concerns.  Your blood pressure is continuously monitored while you are under anesthesia if needed.

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Steven A Saxe D.M.D. Board Certified ABOMS

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The Dental specialty of Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery

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Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery practice for 22 years

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Washington University School of Dental Medicine D.M.D. Sinai Hospital of Detroit Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery

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