Re: tooth extraction with novocaine?
I had a badly decayed molar removed last month and I was expecting it to be a lot lot worse, i agree that the worst part was the injections, (i had 3) and they were quite uncomfortble but nothing too awful that i couldnt handle! Then he did something to my gum to check i was numb i dont know what coz i couldnt feel!!! lol but i was numb so he stood at one side of me and wiggled the tooth with something i dunno what coz i had my eyes closed! and then he walked round to the other side and did the same on the other side of the tooth, in total i think i was in the room for 20 mins most of thaat time was just waitung to get totally numb, i waited 10 mins for that, the tooth was out in two mins max and the rest was spent biting on a cotton thing and drinking a sugary drink! once the bleeding ha stopped i was free to go lol, it isnt a pleasent experience but its not too bad at all, i know i would be able to go through it again if i needed to (which i think i do! :-/)
For the next 1-2 days my jaw seemed to be stuck and it was quite a bit achey and under my jaw was still sore but thats probs coz i had an awful infection before hand. It didnt hurt at all while it was being done i could just feel a lot of pressure on the to which isnt a nice feeling but DOESNT hurt at all. I was given a special mouth wash to use which stopped it getting infected and that, if you follow the dentists instructions i think its highly unlikely youll get a dry socket, it will feel gross and gummy for a few dayas but that goes away, my gum is still healing so it does take a while but its ok! youll be fine, i can definitly promise you its not half as bad as u will expect!
I youve got anything u want to ask me about it feel free to message me, youve had root canal and that is 10 times worse that your extraction will be!
Sorry for the long msg, good luck, you will do fine :-)
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