I found out today I need my wisdom teeth pulled. My gum swelled up and I had yellow discharge because the gum behind my lower right wisdom tooth got infected. This was the first time with this dentist because of insurance changing. He said I could just get the 2 right wisdom teeth pulled but eventually I will probably get the same issues on the left side, so he recommended pulling all 4.
The dentist does it at his office and said he just uses novacaine. Does it hurt with only getting novacaine? Is there a big difference between novacaine and being put under? I would rather just do it with novacaine but I am nervous that it will hurt more. Also I asked if the infection will spread and get worse and they said no, does that sound right?
Can someone please explain if it hurts and how long it takes(office manager said all 4 would only take like 45 minutes?)
Also I seem to be more nervous about after the pulling because I have heard it is painful and dry socket is easy to get.