I recently had my wisdom teeth out and I was supposed to be put under general anesthesia but instead I was only given whatever they give you to put you in what the doctor called conscience sedation. So I'm going in for my post-op tomorrow and I want to address the issue with him and I just want to be a little informed incase he tries to pawn me off or just throw doctor terms at me. So I was wondering what drugs they normally give to induce both the sedation and general anesthesia? thanks, -doug To clarify my question, I wasnt asking if they use a general anesthesia. I wanted to know what chemicals are used to administer it. I had the teeth out, and it is standard practice to use either general anesthesia or conscience sedation. Esspecially since 3 of the teeth were bony impacted. Novicaine is given along with the anesthesia but it is mainly used to reduced bleeding. So does anyone know what drugs are actually used to enduce the sedation or anesthesia?