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Molar Extraction this coming Thursday

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robg128

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Hi All -

I am having a molar extracted on Thursday. I have found all sorts of evidence in this forum that the process does not hurt at all.

I am not particularity afraid of what happens after the extraction. It is the extraction itself that terrifies me.
In my head, I know everything is going to be fine. But still I am very terrified about the whole experience.

Any thoughts on what I can do to calm myself down, would be greatly appreciated.

Thank you all for your support
 
I’ve had 2 molars extracted within the space of a month and I was the same as you, terrified about the actual procedure. I hyped myself up so much but the only thing that hurt was when he gave me the injections. After that I felt nothing, just some pressure but no pain :)

Good luck with it. I’m sure you will be fine :)
 
Thank you for comments. I didn't sleep to well last night thinking that Thursday sure is coming soon.

I think for some it is pretty easy to confuse pressure and pain. How would you describe this pressure?

Thanks
 
Pain hurts, pressure on its own does not. Sorry to sound so simplistic, but the difference really is night and day.
 
Thank you for your feedback. I guess I am trying to overly analyze the situation. I always thought that if you push on something hard enough ( apply a lot of pressure) it ends up hurting. So I am assuming that the pressure that you feel when having a tooth extracted is not nearly enough to end up hurting.

I apology for being a wimp, but this is all very new to me. I have always had a fear of the dentist, and this is just another thing that I need to get through.
 
Rob,

HI, First off to say, you are definately NOT a wimp..hey , you are stepping up and getting this done, asking questions and trying to process this even before you walk in the door . That definately doesn't sound like wimp at all! :) It is sooo easy and natural to be afraid and have questions about something you've never had done before. This is so natural. and dental stuff is just easy to be scared of .. for so many of us. You are not alone.!! I've had well alot of teeth pulled including molars. and was afraid everytime. but each time it was over before you know it. its an odd feeling with the pressure . Hopefully they can talk you through it in a good way! before you know it will be done ! Hope it goes well but we are here for you before and after ! You've come to the right place!
 
Thank you for your feedback. I guess I am trying to overly analyze the situation. I always thought that if you push on something hard enough ( apply a lot of pressure) it ends up hurting. So I am assuming that the pressure that you feel when having a tooth extracted is not nearly enough to end up hurting.

I apology for being a wimp, but this is all very new to me. I have always had a fear of the dentist, and this is just another thing that I need to get through.

Hi there, I can totally relate to your anxiety and needing to understand exactly what you’re going to experience during your procedure. I am an extremely dental phobic and anxious person who needs IV Sedation for any major dental procedure. That being said, I had a molar extracted without Sedation and pulled through well. You will feel a little bit of pinching with the numbing injections but that will be over fairly fast. Normally putting pressure on something would cause it to hurt, however your nerves in the tooth and surrounding gum will be blocked off due to the anesthetic so you will feel no pain. You will possibly feel tugging and pressure but it’s brief and you will feel very relieved once it’s over with.

Please let us know how your appointment goes and try your best not to lose sleep between now and then. Try to keep the perspective that you’re preventing having to deal with the issues that tooth is causing going forward and won’t have to worry about it anymore.
 
Hi there, I can totally relate to your anxiety and needing to understand exactly what you’re going to experience during your procedure. I am an extremely dental phobic and anxious person who needs IV Sedation for any major dental procedure. That being said, I had a molar extracted without Sedation and pulled through well. You will feel a little bit of pinching with the numbing injections but that will be over fairly fast. Normally putting pressure on something would cause it to hurt, however your nerves in the tooth and surrounding gum will be blocked off due to the anesthetic so you will feel no pain. You will possibly feel tugging and pressure but it’s brief and you will feel very relieved once it’s over with.

Please let us know how your appointment goes and try your best not to lose sleep between now and then. Try to keep the perspective that you’re preventing having to deal with the issues that tooth is causing going forward and won’t have to worry about it anymore.

Thank you for taking time to share your experience. To be honest with you, receiving numbing injections doesn't bother me at all. I have had to wait a month for this appointment - but didn't start worrying about it until this past Friday. I can't wait for this Friday, because this will all be behind me then. This particular tooth does not hurt at all, but the dentist told me that it is a time-bomb waiting to go off, so I am glad that I am getting this taken care of before do experience any pain. I will definitely update the forum when this is over. Hopefully, I will be able to help others find the courage to take care of any dental issues that they might have.
 
I’m having extractions Thursday too. Three molars and two wisdom teeth. I’m terrified. Think it’ll take hours but dentist says it’s really nothing. I’m afraid my face will swell like a ball and I’ll bleed a lot. Good luck to you.
 
I’m having extractions Thursday too. Three molars and two wisdom teeth. I’m terrified. Think it’ll take hours but dentist says it’s really nothing. I’m afraid my face will swell like a ball and I’ll bleed a lot. Good luck to you.

Good luck to you - are they giving you an IV or just a local? I feel like such a wimp because I am only have one molar removed and I am all upset. My thoughts are with you. We are both going to make it through this.

Please let me know how it goes for you. My thoughts are with you
 
Good luck to you - are they giving you an IV or just a local? I feel like such a wimp because I am only have one molar removed and I am all upset. My thoughts are with you. We are both going to make it through this.

Please let me know how it goes for you. My thoughts are with you

Just a local but bringing earbuds to listen to music. Thinking of you and let’s stay in touch Thursday! What time is yours?
 
Hi Robg128. I have to get 4 teeth pulled and I feel the same as you. I'm not worried about afterwards but rather scared of the actual procedure. The injections also don't bother me. I also think about how the pressure feeling a lot too. I think I have issues with the word 'extraction. My dentist said that these are the easiest extractions she's ever seen and told me it will take about a minute or so for all 4. Please keep us updated. Good luck
 
Thank you for taking time to share your experience. To be honest with you, receiving numbing injections doesn't bother me at all. I have had to wait a month for this appointment - but didn't start worrying about it until this past Friday. I can't wait for this Friday, because this will all be behind me then. This particular tooth does not hurt at all, but the dentist told me that it is a time-bomb waiting to go off, so I am glad that I am getting this taken care of before do experience any pain. I will definitely update the forum when this is over. Hopefully, I will be able to help others find the courage to take care of any dental issues that they might have.

You’re already braver than I am if the injections don’t bother you. I wish I could say the same. It’s very awesome of you to want to help others through sharing your experience! I have found getting myself off my mind and helping others has been my saving grace through my complex dental situation. You’re going to do just fine, and preventing the time bomb from going off is the smartest thing you can do! :)
 
So my appointment is at 3:30 CST -2/15. I am have 1 molar removed and 3 crown lengthening procedures.
On Dec 18th I had 4 root canals done, then the 1st week of Jan, they could only do 1 crown.

So the crazy thing about the injections, they actually feel good to me. When they stick that needle in and wiggle it around, it feels good.

And I have never really felt any pain. It just that defense mechanism in my mind anticipating the potential that it could hurt at any moment.

But lately I have been thinking that these dentist, oral surgeons, and endodontist's are counting on my excellent reviews online, so they don't want me to hurt at all.

I am also planning to take earbuds and listen to some good music while they are playing around in my mouth.

We are all going to get through this stuff!!
 
Hi Rob, hope everything went well today.
 
How did it go? Best wishes!
 
How did I.T go? Thinking of you
 
I hope all went well with your appointment! :)
 
I hope all went well with your appointment! :)

Hey thanks for thinking of me. Turns out they had a different plan. Plan is take care of the savable teeth first and worry about the non-savable teeth later. The molar that is to be extracted does not hurt at all. So unless it does start to hurt, they are going to do it last.

So yesterday - i had about an hour long crown lengthening procedure done. Felt some pressure but nothing beyond that. The periodontist is the nicest guy in the world! Who can complain when a nice guy is trying to help you? Of course what do you do when he tells you to relax your tongue? Who has control over their tongue?

Before he started - he did something and asked me if could feel it. I said i could feel it a little, and he hit me with even more juice - so I was definitely totally numb.

So he put in a few dissolvable stitches and sent me home. Next up is crown on left side in 6 weeks, and the crown lengthening on right side.

So spreading it out like this makes it a lot easier on my mouth and my pocketbook (this stuff costs money)

Bottom line - I feel much happier now - having a clear idea of what is going on, and a plan in action removes a lot of anxiety on my part.

Thank you everyone for caring about my well being - I only hope I can help someone else with their worries
 
Wow! What a fantastic update! :) I’m so very happy for you that you have a great specialist, a care plan, and it’s all going to be made manageable for you. Congratulations!?
 
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