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Palatal Injection for upper tooth extraction.

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Ramguy84

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Hello. I've always been terrified of getting numbed up ever since I have anthesetic go down my throat about a decade ago. I need I think its number #12 extracted. I'm terrified to getting an injection in the roof of my mouth and what will all go numb. Is there any way I can get it pulled without that injection?
 
Not without a fair bit of pain. The injection only numbs 2-3mm of the gum tissue on the inside of the tooth, I doubt you'd even notice it afterwards.
 
So the entire roof of my mouth won't go numb? Where would the actually injection be done. I always opt out of getting any topical put on first because I've had that leak down my throat too. The throat leakage that I mentioned in my first post was when I was having a root canal done on a far back bottom molar. The endodontist used x-tip which I do like since it doesn't get one side of your tongue numb. The endo said some of the anesthetic must have leaked out of my jaw bone somewhere because once the x-tip is in the bone, it doesn't leak out of the syringe or tool.
 
So the entire roof of my mouth won't go numb?
No.

Where would the actually injection be done.
A few mm on the palate side of the tooth. There will be a few nerve tendrils going from the palate to the gum round the tooth, so you want to numb them. It's really a small area you're looking at numbing.

I always opt out of getting any topical put on first because I've had that leak down my throat too.
Fine.

The throat leakage that I mentioned in my first post was when I was having a root canal done on a far back bottom molar. The endodontist used x-tip which I do like since it doesn't get one side of your tongue numb. The endo said some of the anesthetic must have leaked out of my jaw bone somewhere because once the x-tip is in the bone, it doesn't leak out of the syringe or tool.
I'm trying to understand what the issue with swallowing local is?

Local anaesthetic solution isn't absorbed through the mucous membrane, unfortunately, that's why we need to inject it :) So swallowing it won't make any difference to you, apart from it tasting a bit yucky. It won't make your throat numb or anything.
 
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