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    Has anyone got a tooth extracted before (non wisdom)

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    I've never had a tooth extracted besides my wisdom teeth when I was young (and put under). The dentist I go to only uses local and gas combo when performing this procedure.

    Anything I should worry about?

    ....I have Dentist Syndrome (aka white knuckle syndrome) when at the dentist.

    Its the last tooth on the top right. My biggest worry is feeling all sorts of pain. I have a high tolerance of pain except in my mouth when dentist are involved.


    Anyways...I'm probably freaking myself out, but any insights would be great.


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    it's nothing

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    When I was in college I had my bottom left back molar extracted, all I received was local anesthetic... but it hurt like a son of a bitch. I could give you all the gory details but I don't think you want to hear them. I was also miserable for about a week afterword.

    My wisdom teeth were also pulled when I was in high school, they use local anesthetic and gas for that though and it was not to bad... my recollection about the actual procedure are kind fuzzy cause of the gas.

    On a totally different note I had not been to a dentist in about 4 years and went recently, after almost 2 years of paleo my teeth were in good shape. The dentist said something akin to "It's really amazing how healthy your teeth are, usually when I hear that a patient has not been in so long it is a disastor in there", I would assume this has to do with not coating my teeth with HFCS every day.
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    Yes. First, if they want you to take antibiotics for the procedure just take the prescription they hand you then chuck it when you get out. Completely unnecessary unless you have an underlying condition.

    Gluten intolerance cursed me with shitty teeth. Since getting off gluten I haven't had a problem, but I have had a few teeth pulled, root canal, etc . . . I react very badly to the epinephrine which is an additive in the local, so until I figured this out I would flip out as soon as I got the injection. Didn't make for pleasant dental visits. I actually collapsed on the floor during one visit. Good times. Anyhow, if you suspect this is an issue for you they can use a compound without it.

    Talk to your dentist. Dental phobia is very common and unless yours is an ass-face s/he will help you deal with it. I had a fantastic dentist overseas who talked me through every procedure. Didn't baby me, which I find makes things worse, just let me know what was going on, made sure I was ready. That root canal was done without anesthetic. The nerve was already dead, so it wasn't all that bad, but that's amazing progress. I've had other procedures without anesthetic as well.

    Having a tooth pulled is annoying more than anything. I never get the gas. The shot is the worst part. I lie back and pay attention to my breathing and think nice thoughts and it's over pretty quickly. During the extraction you'll feel pressure, hear odd sounds, but you won't feel pain. Afterwards when the local wears off you'll probably be a bit achy, although nothing major. You may have some swelling, although I've never had much of a problem. They'll likely give you something for it. Avoid eating anything that will irritate the extraction site, don't drink through a straw or drink anything hot for a while. And that's about it. There's no way to make it fun, but it's not something to freak out over. I still get nervous about going but I've gotten better about talking myself down.

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    Thanks everyone for the posts.
    I definitely will be taking my phone to pay some Pandora so I don't hear the sounds.
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    I know I'm a bit late here, but my dentist gave me the maximum legal limit of anesthetic prior to extracting one of my teeth. It was abscessed and the root was shot.
    There was absolutely no pain, just some squeaking sounds as he got it out.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Dr. Bork Bork View Post
    Be prepared for your dentist to urge you to drop another two grand on an implant.
    That is no joke.

    If it's just one of your back molars I don't think it's necessary. I did not pay for it and everything has worked out fine for me... and that was 10 years ago.
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    My dentist prescribes a "relax pill" to be taken an hour before the procedure.

    You'll have to have someone drop you off and pick you up though.
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    Quote Originally Posted by raptoryell View Post
    Thanks everyone for the posts.
    I definitely will be taking my phone to pay some Pandora so I don't hear the sounds.
    Um, no. Sorry. You ARE going to hear it. The sound goes through your jawbone, which is connected to your inner ear. No way to block that noise out.

    Why are you getting the tooth extracted, BTW? There's no getting it back once it's gone, so I hope you've exhausted all your options before resorting to yanking it.

    I've had 4 adult premolars pulled (when I was too young to know better), and 9 baby teeth before that. It's unpleasant, but if your dentist is competent it's not painful during the procedure. Your jaw will be sore as hell for a while (days) afterward, though. If you are prone to nerves I would definitely tell your dentist ahead of time and make sure he gives you plenty of gas, or that partial general anesthetic that partly knocks you out and keeps you from forming memories of the procedure, can't remember what it's called. My fiancee had that when she was getting her wisdom teeth out and it went really well (she's terrified of medical procedures).
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    you're all scaring this person.

    look, it's nothing.

    you'll feel some vibration and hear noise, but you will not feel pain. recognize the vibration, don't attach to it. stay loose.

    after you will pop some pain pill and heal, that's it. this is minor. it's nothing.

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