- May 27, 2018
I'm aged 60. Last saw a dentist over 5 years ago. Was told I needed a lower back tooth extracting. Didn't go back. Have kept the tooth until now. Last night a piece of filling came out and now the outside of the tooth is loose. I know I have to get the tooth removed this week but I am petrified. Is it possible to be completely knocked out to have it done rather than just sedated? Also, heard some terrifying stories about dentists having to really yank out back teeth. So scared.... please help.