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dentist bend the needle when inject lidocaine to my bottom tooth?

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Hi, severe gum disease here, another tooth has to be extract. This time is a bottom front tooth. For some reason at an angle the dentist bend the needle to inject me with Lidocaine.

At the end of the extraction I saw the needle was bend so I asked the dental hygienist that help at the time of my extraction, I was worry needle break, the dental hygienist told me the doctor bend it. Not break, I not have to worry needle break.

I mean is this a thing? Do dentist bend injection needle in half so they have it at an angle comfortable to them to inject me Lidocaine?

Thank you so much.
 
My dentist bend the needle in the middle part like curve it when inject extract my lower front tooth today, should I be concern needle broke? I mean if needle broke the dentist sure would know? Not heard him mention it.

I noticed the middle part of the needle it curve, didn't think it broke. Maybe I'm just paranoid, I have this fear of needle broke.
 
I not worry about break at the hub since it a long needle like 2 inches long (5cm long), those large needle, I worry about break at the "Tip" of the injection site.

It was a front tooth but my root was long, I did ask for Infiltration instead of Nerve block and he said OK since it only one root.
I didn't know he bend the needle as I couldn't see what he does during the procedure, it after he done I saw the needle on those instruments plate and it was CURVE in the middle. No longer straight like how I saw it in the beginning.

Freak out as the dental hygienist, I was told the doctor bend it, and it did not break.

How likely for the needle to break right at the TIP where he inject the needle in, you know like how ever mm or cm he injected in and that Tip part broke off.

Sorry, English is not my native language, I hope you understand me.

I not know why he bend it curve in the middle, maybe better angle for him I dunno, but he bend it in the middle.

@Gordon
Sir Gordon can you help answer my question Sir.
 
I not know why he bend it curve in the middle, maybe better angle for him I dunno, but he bend it in the middle.
Yes, better angle for putting the local in. It's not a problem, dental needles are very flexible and strong, you can literally tie them into knots if you want to...
 
@Gordon

Thank you Sir, how likely it is for the tip break, you know the tpi at the end of the needle where the lidocaine liquid come out. Very unlikely right?

And sorry, this dentist of mine doesn't speak English good, I remember during my extraction he said I have Gout (the word he said in English sound like Gout), I not sure if I can get gout inside my gum disease?

Maybe he means TMJ Gout since my gum disease does somewhat misalign my bottom jaw, and my teeth shift alot, advance gum disease.

But can you have Gout inside the gum? No right?

I should call their office and ask to see what the dentist wrote in my chart but I do it later so I still have another tooth need to come out so I will be back to their office again. But I just wonder can I have Gout in my gum?
 
Thank you Sir, how likely it is for the tip break, you know the tpi at the end of the needle where the lidocaine liquid come out. Very unlikely right?
Very, very unlikely. Needles usually fail at the bit where it screws onto the syringe. Bending it once to get the right angle won't damage it at all.

And sorry, this dentist of mine doesn't speak English good, I remember during my extraction he said I have Gout (the word he said in English sound like Gout), I not sure if I can get gout inside my gum disease?

No, gout is a build up of crystals inside a joint, so not possible in a place without joints!

Maybe he means TMJ Gout since my gum disease does somewhat misalign my bottom jaw, and my teeth shift alot, advance gum disease.
Never heard of gout affecting the TMJ, so I don't think so.
I should call their office and ask to see what the dentist wrote in my chart but I do it later so I still have another tooth need to come out so I will be back to their office again. But I just wonder can I have Gout in my gum?
Maybe best waiting till you can actually speak with somebody. But, no gout in your gum.
 
I did Google Gout in TMJ, and I did find an article say it possible, but very rare. https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC4297013/

But I don't think I cna get gout in advance gum disease.

Which is funny because this dentist (whom not spoke English well) was the one that pulled my 2 upper molars last time that leave me in throbbing pain for 2 days, he has hella STRONG hand and he use those Elevators/Luxators to separate my teeth from my gum before pull it out.
And last time he didn't mentioned anytning about Gout, I think I just misunderstand him, as his English has accent, and he not know English well.

He did the same with this front tooth which already mobile (loose) but he still use that Elevator thing before pull it out, I think that just his style of extraction teeth.

btw, I asked for Infiltration, and he said OK. But he give me 5 shots, all around the tooth root. Like 5 shots going around the tooth root, if this make sense to you? I can feel it, he shot me one time then move to another spot then shot me again the move to another spot and shot me again, it like he going around the whole tooth deposit Lidocaine?
Is this NORMAL for Infiltration?
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Maybe because my gum was so swollen of gum disease so he wants to make sure I was numb. But like 5 shots around the tooth root to deposit Lidocain? And it just a front tooth.

I mean he the dentist (and here in America, I check his liscense with the State board), so it verify that he is a legit dentist.

It not his fault, I was desperate to get the tooth out as it was loose from bone loss gum disease, it just the way he extraction tooth is odd.

My last dentist just give me one shot and then use a forcep to wiggle slowly till the tooth out. NEVER use any Elevator/luxator. Just Forcep wiggle it back and forth till it out.
BUT this dentist, nope, he use a elevator to expose the root as much as he can and then use a forcep BAM, get it out.

But this dentist give me 5 shots deposit around my tooth root, is this NORMAL?
 
But this dentist give me 5 shots deposit around my tooth root, is this NORMAL?
Yes, can be if you insist on infiltration, periodontally involved (loose) teeth can be harder to numb than you'd expect.
I normally use an elevator before forceps too, maybe not in your case if the tooth was already loose, but I always want to see the tooth move in the socket before I put forceps on it.
 
It was the lidocaine epinephrine one catridge. I don't recall he put in a second catridge. Plus if I did overdose on lidocaine epinephrine I would know right there right? Not 3 days later right? I mean Lidocaine overdose rarely happened 3 days later, yes?

I have anxiety as you can tell, maybe next time hell I just ask for the nerve block then. But it a bottom tooth so I was worrya bout nerve block, so I asked for infiltration, and the dentist was nice enough to go with my request. It just he gives me 5 shots going around the whole tooth.

I want to ask you, if there a reaction to Lidocaine overdose, I would know it that SAME day right?

Thank you Sir.
 
I want to ask you, if there a reaction to Lidocaine overdose, I would know it that SAME day right?
You'd know within about 10 minutes. But the overdose for an adult is close to 20 cartridges...
 
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