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having a tooth taken out

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6y, 10m agoPosted 6 years, 10 months ago
ive been suffering with very bad tooth ache so i went to the dentist today, i thought he was going to give me a filling, anyway he said my back wisdom tooth at the top on the right needs to be taken out as there is a hole in it and he cant get the drill there to put a filling in, what i dont understand is the pain i was getting was in a tooth on the bottom on the right so they must be connected in some way as he said the teeth are fine where i said i had the pain. im booked in for next friday to have it taken out and now im all worried and scared as ive never had a tooth taken out, can anyone tell me how painful it is. is it worse than childbirth lol are you better being put to sleep or awake?
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6y, 10m agoPosted 6 years, 10 months ago
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#1
Im presuming if you have gone through childbirth then this will be nothing. I have gone through neither so dont know lol

Im due at the dentist next week - first time in 10yrs... eeeek
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I've had two wisdom teeth removed, it's not as bad as childbirth! It's uncomfortable for a couple of days but worth it to be rid of the pain.
Mine on one side came through at an angle so there was a danger if they continued at that angle that they'd push my other teeth forward, so it was entirely for cosmetic purposes.
It's not too much of an ordeal I don't think, they push on them and then remove so it's fairly quick. Just get local anaesthetic unless your dentist recommends general.
#3
Pain may appear to be coming from one tooth when it's actually another tooth that is at fault - it happens all the time, & is due to the way the nerves in the jaw work.

Having a tooth removed involves some painkilling injections that will leave part of your mouth completely numb. You may hear something & may feel some sensation (e.g. the dentist pulling at the tooth) but you will not feel any pain (honest!).

Afterwards your jaw will probably ache for a day or so because of having to hold your mouth open.
#4
Smaybelline
Im presuming if you have gone through childbirth then this will be nothing. I have gone through neither so dont know lol

Im due at the dentist next week - first time in 10yrs... eeeek


it was my first time at a proper dentist in years, i usually just take painkillers and hope the pain goes away i hate dentists. ive been to an emergency one a couple of times for temparary fillings, but having a tooth taken out scares me, i know its for the best as the toothache ive had recently has been so bad but im such a wimp.
#5
When i was 11 my sister threw a snooker ball at me - Cracked my front tooth.
So as a child the dentist was traumatic enough but she held me down while she filed the tooth down and then made a veneer/crown and stuck it on top. I will always remember her telling my mum - Hold her down tight if she moves and we have to redo it we will have to yank it off!!"

So im totally traumatised. but now 11 years later i could do with it redoing. You cant really notice it but its a slightly different colour to the rest of my teeth and its a lot bigger. But i am dreading him saying yeah we are going to have to yank it off.... its not budged in 11yrs so i dont think so!! lol
#6
They numb you so you won't feel it as such, However you will feel them tugging at them, It's not painful at all just probably uncomfortable. They tend to bleed for a while after but defo worth it to get rid of toothache...!!!
#7
It's a good idea to get it done at the beginning of the week. Then if you develop any infection you have time to get back to the dentist for antibiotics before the weekend.
#8
You must be my doppelganger. I have EXACTLY the same problem! My teeth have become abnormally sensitive on thebottom right of my jaw, but the dentist says the problem lies with my upper right wisomd tooth. It's always been a bit bigger and awkward looking that all the others, but causes no problems so I've left it. Dentist says removing it will solve all the problems, but I don't believe him! How can it? Nothing's changed with the wisdom tooth for years, so how come the new sensitivity (read PAIN) can be attributed to it!?
#9
It doesnt hurt when they pull it out, I left one of my teeth for a while (bad fear of the denist), he just numbed the other which stings a little bit and then pulled it out. I found it didnt hurt after either Maybe Because the tooth ache was so bad it was more of a relief to get the tooth out.

Just be careful with after care.
#10
This is known as referred pain.

It may be easier (but not impossible) to take the tooth out from his point of view- but is that best from a patient point of view?

I'd get another opinion.
#11
im glad people are saying it doesnt hurt , the weeks running up to me giving birth i was crying and upset thinking i was going to die lol but in the end i honestly thought the pain wasnt as bad as i expected, so hopefully it will be the same with my tooth.
#12
I had to get a tooth out about a year ago because of bad toothache. Honestly, the minute she froze the tooth I could have kissed her, the relief was that great.

Btw the worst bit about getting a tooth out is the taste of the anaesthetic - it's minging!!!
#13
pink-ka
im glad people are saying it doesnt hurt , the weeks running up to me giving birth i was crying and upset thinking i was going to die lol but in the end i honestly thought the pain wasnt as bad as i expected, so hopefully it will be the same with my tooth.


If they give you a local anaesthtic that's probably the most painful part, even then it's just a little *****. If you're sqeamish about needles just keep your eyes closed.

Like others have said, once the tooth's frozen you'll feel some pressure when they push and pull at your tooth, but that's it, no pain at all...
#14
i hate the cracking noise!
#15
civms47
If they give you a local anaesthtic that's probably the most painful part, even then it's just a little *****. If you're sqeamish about needles just keep your eyes closed.

Like others have said, once the tooth's frozen you'll feel some pressure when they push and pull at your tooth, but that's it, no pain at all...


is local anaesthtic the same as they use when there doing a filling or something else?
#16
I have asked my Daughter who is a dental nurse regarding the pain and she says as the nerves run you can have pain above where the pain is. Also she says that when you have tooth ache you clench your jaw causing more pain. Don't worry about the extraction she said its not that bad.
#17
pink-ka
is local anaesthtic the same as they use when there doing a filling or something else?


yes
#18
pink-ka
is local anaesthtic the same as they use when there doing a filling or something else?


Yes but a little stronger of they are deeply rooted thet do take them out under a general as a lot of pushing and pulling can be involved...... Have a look at the link

http://hcd2.bupa.co.uk/fact_sheets/html/Wisdom.html
#19
i cant wait till im old and have a set of falses lol i remember my great nanna telling me she had false teeth as her 21st birthday present for some reason.
#20
Dry socket was the worst pain Ive ever known ! To avoid this do exactly what the Dentist tells you after the extraction. I had to go back 3 times to have the bone scraped to try and form a blood clot sooooo painful !
#21
ive had all four wisdom teeth taken out in one month, honestly dont worry, your worrying yourself for no reason, a couple of injections for each tooth (to be honest the injections for me where the worst bit, but hey, everyones different!) they give ya tooth a wiggle with this small metal thing and before you know it its out, its not painful at all! you can feel the tooth coming out but no pain what soever. by the way i had mine taken out with local anasthetic
#22
pink-ka
i cant wait till im old and have a set of falses lol i remember my great nanna telling me she had false teeth as her 21st birthday present for some reason.


Excuse me you dont need to be old to have false teeth im 21 and have one:oops::p
#23
BlondeBella
Excuse me you dont need to be old to have false teeth im 21 and have one:oops::p


lol id have a full set if i could, but dont think my partner would like them in a cup on my bedside cabinet just yet lol
#24
pink-ka
lol id have a full set if i could, but dont think my partner would like them in a cup on my bedside cabinet just yet lol


Haha I feel the same

Its the working up thats the worse bit, the waiting in the waiting room if you could just go in and get it done straight away it wouldnt be half as bad!
#25
I had 2 teeth taken out about 6 months ago....not painful really...

Here is my thread!

Gruesome pic enclosed within that thread!
#26
birdyboyuk
I had 2 teeth taken out about 6 months ago....not painful really...

Here is my thread!

Gruesome pic enclosed within that thread!


i think i will pass out if he shows me my tooth, i fainted at the dentist years ago and i wasnt even having any work done. i was reading up online and it says that you shouldnt eat or drink for 6hours before. my dentist never told me anything just said go and book an appointment for next week and that was that.
#27
My baby tooth failed, seems to be gentic in my family on one of the bottom mollars, skips a generation or so, there's no adult tooth behind. So now left with a gap further back luckily. It's a wierd sensation when it's taken out, I imagine it's now worse with wisdom teeth, bleedings a pain in the backside, I was more miffed by the 12 fragments I took out over the next two weeks as the bottom of the tooth shattered.
#28
birdyboyuk
I had 2 teeth taken out about 6 months ago....not painful really...

Here is my thread!

Gruesome pic enclosed within that thread!


mmmmmmmmm

tasty
#29
pink-ka
i cant wait till im old and have a set of falses lol i remember my great nanna telling me she had false teeth as her 21st birthday present for some reason.


BlondeBella
Excuse me you dont need to be old to have false teeth im 21 and have one:oops::p


I would love to have all mine filed down and lovely white straight falsies put on! :-D

No one has replied to my comment... has anyone had a crown/veneer pulled off and redone after 10yrs ?

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