- Jun 20, 2017
My dentist has recommended me to an oral surgeon, I have already had my wisdom teeth out but one of my very back molars (on the bottom left side) is beyond repair and needs to be removed by an oral surgeon. According to my dentist, I have more than a couple nerves wrapped around that tooth and very long roots. He said it will be likely that the tooth will need to be removed in pieces and require stitches. For a few years as a kid, I had a sadistic dentist who liked to hurt me unnecessarily (poke me in the arm or leg with the teeth instruments, squish my hand, let the numbing stuff wear off) and he would laugh and smile while he did it. He pulled many of my baby teeth as a kid and now that I need to get this one pulled, all of those memories and traumas are coming back and I am just absolutely terrified and in the middle of a panic attack. Can someone tell me if they have experience with the whole "extra nerves wrapped around the root and going to need stitches" situation. How long does this process take? What will my day be like afterwards? Will it be like my wisdom teeth where I am numb down to the base of my throat and can't even spoon a smoothie into my mouth hours later? Please someone talk me through this logically and honestly so that I can have some answers before meeting this surgeon.