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A few questions

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Mark_Brummie

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Hi all,

Got a few questions to ask if that's ok?

1. How do dentists deal with teeth broken quite low down? Like near the gum line or below it.

2. One of my many poor teeth as broke and is currently cutting into my tongue. I have used some wax to stop this for now. Is there something the dentist can do on my first visit to stop this? Like grind it down or something?

3. I feel my gums are infected and a needle in my gums might hurt more then normal. Will these be treated before any work is done?

4. What are the needles like now? Last one I had in the gum was about 20 years ago. Maybe more. Have they gotten better? Last one I had anywhere else was for the covid jabs. Are they similar to these now?

Many thanks
 
@Mark_Brummie Hi there! I actually have gone through a couple extractions this year, including wisdom teeth at 42 Just with local. I can tell you that i learned from this great site, that teeth broken down are actually usually easier to extract then others. I believe @Gordon has responded many times on this topic. Mine were a breeze. Nothing more than pressure. The injections, and I have had countless this past year, pinch at most. It’s honestly just a second. As far as the sharp edge, I’m not really sure what they can do, hopefully someone else knows. Hope all goes well for you, best of luck.
 
@Mark_Brummie Hi there! I actually have gone through a couple extractions this year, including wisdom teeth at 42 Just with local. I can tell you that i learned from this great site, that teeth broken down are actually usually easier to extract then others. I believe @Gordon has responded many times on this topic. Mine were a breeze. Nothing more than pressure. The injections, and I have had countless this past year, pinch at most. It’s honestly just a second. As far as the sharp edge, I’m not really sure what they can do, hopefully someone else knows. Hope all goes well for you, best of luck.
Wish I had the confidence of your username 😅

It's just that fear of the needle for me. I was so nervous for the COVID jab.
 
Hey @Mark_Brummie

As scaredbutready said, teeth broken down to the gum line are often easier to extract so that will not be an issue for an experienced dentist.
The needles I use today are the same as I was using 20 years ago. It is more the situation and the skill of the dentist rather than the needle that will determine how much pain is felt. You are right infected areas can be more sensitive so I would advised explaining to your dentist how worried you are about this aspect of the treatment. They will then be primed to try extra hard to make it easier for you.
As far as making the broken tooth less sharp goes. Your dentist may file it or place a temporary dressing over it to cover the sharp edges. This is a very quick and painless procedure.
Hope it all goes well

Lincoln
 
Hey @Mark_Brummie

As scaredbutready said, teeth broken down to the gum line are often easier to extract so that will not be an issue for an experienced dentist.
The needles I use today are the same as I was using 20 years ago. It is more the situation and the skill of the dentist rather than the needle that will determine how much pain is felt. You are right infected areas can be more sensitive so I would advised explaining to your dentist how worried you are about this aspect of the treatment. They will then be primed to try extra hard to make it easier for you.
As far as making the broken tooth less sharp goes. Your dentist may file it or place a temporary dressing over it to cover the sharp edges. This is a very quick and painless procedure.
Hope it all goes well

Lincoln
Thank you for your reply. This site is helping me. But still feeling very nervous.
 
I would ask if about sedation. This can really help deal with fear of the procedure.
 
I would ask if about sedation. This can really help deal with fear of the procedure.
From what I have been told. Your awake and can talk to the dentist. But don't care so to speak.
 
From what I have been told. Your awake and can talk to the dentist. But don't care so to speak.

That's about right. Try reading the sedation sections on here to get more information on the different kinds of sedation and their pros and cons.

 
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