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Was so incredibly anxious to get my tooth out…. But I did it!



Junior member
Nov 27, 2023
United States
Just wanted to post this for anyone who is feeling extremely anxious about getting a tooth extracted.

I was feeling so nervous to the point I was in tears but I knew I had to get it done and over with. My oral surgeon was amazing and his staff was incredible. I told them I was very nervous about the injections (def what I was most worried about) and he used a lot of numbing gel and made sure I was good and numb. When he did the injections the nurse rubbed my arm and I didn’t feel a thing!!!! He actually did the nerve block in two parts since he knew I was anxious about the needle. He got me numb first and then came back and completed the nerve block for the bottom jaw. I could feel the sensation of the needle going in but felt absolutely zero pain whatsoever.

As for the extraction, also felt no pain. Just a lot of pressure and pulling. It’s definitely a weird sensation and I felt like I could hear him scraping against my jaw but I didn’t even care because I couldn’t feel it lol it probably took less than 5 minutes to get the tooth out. Most of the appointment was getting numb.

It took about 8 hours for me to stop bleeding enough to stop changing the gauze but I was never profusely bleeding or anything like that. It took about 5 hours for the numbness to wear off. I’m 4 days post op and still eating soft foods and being very careful with that area. My jaw is still tender / sore but otherwise no pain. I barely had to take Tylenol and Advil this whole time. I only took pain medicine once the numbness wore off and for the next day but it was never immense pain.

I also have mitral valve prolapse with regurgitation and get palpitations and I had no issue with the lidocaine.

If you are feeling anxious just know you can get through it and you will be wondering why you felt so nervous!
@starklm26 that's brilliant! Such a relief when it's done and doesn't sound too traumatic either. We'll done.