Hello, I have to get a back tooth (not a wisdom tooth, a bottom molar in the back) pulled and I am very scared! I'm almost 49 and so far have only had 2 fillings done (which I thought were nothing) but now I need a tooth pulled and my anxiety is RAGING.
I believe the fact that it won't hurt, and I'm not afraid of the needles. That doesn't really hurt in my opinion. I'm really not sure what I'm afraid of except for maybe the unknown? People are telling me it's easier and faster than getting a filling. Is that true?
Does anyone know how long it takes to get just one tooth extracted from the time you're numb ? It's not impacted and doesn't hurt now. My dentist told me it would take "like 5 seconds." Is that true? I'm having it done by an oral surgeon because my dentist wants me to have the option of sedation which I don't even think I'll need if the procedure goes that quickly--I think I can handle being scared for 5 seconds or a couple minutes. I didn't get gas when I had fillings.
Any positive feedback would be appreciated and THANK YOU!