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Anxious about lower 2nd molar extraction and injection



Junior member
Dec 10, 2023
United States
I am getting one of my second molars removed. I am extremely nervous about the needle and injection of local anesthetic. I’ve never had it for bottom teeth before and I have heard the traditional anesthesia given is the IANF block. I’ve heard this is very painful. I haven’t felt any pain for upper back molar injections but I am terrified for the bottom ones to be extremely painful. I already am very scared of needles and the idea of it hurting a lot is making me even more freaked out. Does this nerve block always hurt??
No reason why it should hurt any more than another injection.