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Have you had a Wisdom tooth pulled out under local anesthetic?

franbo60 Avatar
8y, 2m agoPosted 8 years, 2 months ago
I've got to have a wisdom tooth pulled out 'cos it's knackered. They told me I can have it done under general anaesthetic for about £75 (not by my usual dentist) or I can have it done by local anaesthetic for £45 by my usual dentist.
How much will it hurt/will I feel if I go for the cheaper option? As long as I don't feel every wrench then I think I can cope...
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8y, 2m agoPosted 8 years, 2 months ago
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banned#1
I might have to have the same done.

Not good, my last bit of wisdom gone for good.
banned 1 Like #2
I had to go to the hospital for mine. Still done under local. They had to grind away at the jaw bone to gain access. (It was growing underneath the last molar). Masses of blood - but no pain. Until the anaesthetic wore off. Then it hurt like hell for 3 days.

I wouldnt recommend it under general. I hear they put their feet on your jaw for extra leverage!

Good luck!!:w00t::p
1 Like #3
Its not to bad, i got a load of back ones took out that had grew in virtually at right angles apparently. I did nearly faint a few times and the nurse woman did say that she'd never seen anybody go so white but it wasn't the end of the world.
banned#4
I've had mine done a few weeks back, I am a total wuss but found it ok, at first it's really uncomfortable as they put a lot of pressure on your jaw as they move it about, but after a few mins it's ok, you really don't feel the pain, it's just feels really uncomfortable having them pull and push moving your mouth around...

It's really not that bad though.....
#5
Had to have a local at my dental hospital. It was just the noise of the grinding and pulling. My jaw locked as I was so nervous and had to have it manipulated free which was really painful. Make sure you get some codeine and paracetamol as the pain will hit you a few hours after and its agony.
#6
i cry when i go to dentist for a check up so they refused to take my tooth out without sedating me.

i dont remember a thing, but u are just awake, but barely. my nan said she heard me shout of for my mum from the waiting room (i was 22)but then i went quiete.

i didnt have to pay as was done before baby turned one but i think that its 40pounds
banned#7
guv
I wouldnt recommend it under general. I hear they put their feet on your jaw for extra leverage!


:w00t:
1 Like #8
is it impacted ? or has it broken skin-partially or fully?
1 Like #9
They can be tricky so I would opt for the latter if I had the choice.
1 Like #10
I had three removed (at difference times) with a local. As others have said, it hurts like heck when the local has worn off. I had a couple of days off work, as it hurt to put my head down.
1 Like #11
Don't think it's impacted - just half of it has broken off and she keeps trying to put a filling there, but it keeps coming out. Going to have to grin(!) and bear it aren't I?
#12
ask to be referred to hospital.

get it done under general if poss...hubby being dentist says its not the most fun a patient can have when he pulls them out under generals if they are impactd (which i presume urs is being offered general). depends on how much of ur gum and bone they have to cut away

he sent me to hosp to have mine out..apart from top two which were not impacted... but then they were a 5 secnd job..mainly cos the match was on tele so he wanted to come home asap...no joke :roll:
#13
Oh god, I feel faint just reading about it!!
I'd say go for a general - just make sure they're gonna put some local in there too for when you come round, and get some strong painkillers in!
1 Like #14
i hate anything involving needles, added to that i hate people in my personal space.
one time i went to the dentist for a filling and they had to cancel because my blood pressure went so high - yes i realise i sound like a neurotic freak

so when i was told i needed a wisdom tooth out i was less than happy, but i'd got to know my dentist, he knew my fears and was fab, had it out under a local no probs.
1 Like #15
I had 2 out at the same time under local, wasn't the best experience, but better than the risks associated with a general.
#16
I'm inclined towards local at the moment...
#17
lol your all wuss's im allergic to any kind of injection, i had fillings,teeth out and when i was younger had 2 wisdom teeth taken out all without anything.
#18
I had all four out under general a couple of months back. Have also had two teeth out with only local and it was awful - so much prodding and pulling. Thats why I chose general for the wisdom teeth.

My whole face was numb when I woke up but the pain was barely noticable when topped up on paracetamol.

Not sure a general is worth it though for only one tooth.
#19
Gosh, I'm really looking forward to the event now.....not much! I think I'll post a diary of the amount of swelling, blood, bruising etc...
Actually, it is all very helpful - so thankyou for your posts - keep 'em coming!:shock:
#20
Oh forgot to mention - the bruising is quite spectacular, it looked like someone had been kneeling on my throat and punching me repeatedly!!!

And the swollen cheeks give a hamsterish appearance, which of course lends some class to the whole healing process!
1 Like #21
yes, i had a wisdom tooth which was crumbling, pulled out.

it was fine, i didn't have much pain. i think it is much worse if you have all 4 out.

i didn't have any bruising just a werid hole where it was.

i had mine done at the hospital and was offered a sick note for one week!!!!!

IMO its the easiest way to get a week off work.
#22
franbo60
Gosh, I'm really looking forward to the event now.....not much! I think I'll post a diary of the amount of swelling, blood, bruising etc...
Actually, it is all very helpful - so thankyou for your posts - keep 'em coming!:shock:


i didn't have any bleeding when i came round, no brusing, just tender.

Don't believe all the HUKD er's trying to frighten you.
#23
i have had 3 out-one was a dig and i nearly fainted! 2nd very uneventful and fast-both locals-3rd was done at hospital under local-hurt like hell-soft tissue of jaw is now damaged so jaw clunks-she didnt remove it in the end-i left and went back to old dentist who dragged it out! omg swelling was awful and the pain-i would have prefered labour!
Good luck!
(4th one still hasnt arrived :( )
#24
blackpeppa
i didn't have any bleeding when i came round, no brusing, just tender.

Don't believe all the HUKD er's trying to frighten you.


i think you were lucky! i couldnt eat after my last for 2 weeks! it was a straw and fluids only:w00t:
#25
Any good deals on straws?:cry:
banned#26
I had four out, 2 under local and 2 under general. Both were painless during and immediately after the removal but as everyone says, hurts like hell for a few days after.

Good luck! :thumbsup:
#27
Daytrader
lol your all wuss's im allergic to any kind of injection, i had fillings,teeth out and when i was younger had 2 wisdom teeth taken out all without anything.


Yep, quite happy to agree that I'm a complete wuss when it comes to anything dental!
#28
I had my top ones out under sedation. IV valium I think and I don't remember a thing. After is a bit gruesome as the gauze stuff they pack the hole with comes out a bit at a time. I didn't have any bruising or bleeding though.

I've been told that bottom ones have to be done under general as they are very close to some major arteries but fingers crossed I've had no problems with them so far.
#29
i had two taken out lets just say i havent been back since that was nearly two years ago
#30
blackpeppa
i didn't have any bleeding when i came round, no brusing, just tender.

Don't believe all the HUKD er's trying to frighten you.


and i still dont have any feeling in one side of my tongue.....
#31
Well, as it is a deal site, I think I ought to go for the better deal - the local and hope it's not to bad in the pain department otherwise I'll be laughing on the other side of my face....:giggle::o
#32
Daytrader
lol your all wuss's im allergic to any kind of injection, i had fillings,teeth out and when i was younger had 2 wisdom teeth taken out all without anything.

:w00t:


I'm really glad, I have never needed to have any removed.
#33
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In the first 8 weeks they will do all your dental work for you for free, as well as anything you need to see a doctor for. You'll get free bed and breakfast for your time there and undergo a free fitness plan all whilst they are paying you :thumbsup:
#34
The one I have had removed was under a local, the dentist got the tooth out without any effort, very little pulling etc.
banned#35
RedIron
Sign up for the Army / Navy / RAF

In the first 8 weeks they will do all your dental work for you for free, as well as anything you need to see a doctor for. You'll get free bed and breakfast for your time there and undergo a free fitness plan all whilst they are paying you :thumbsup:


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