Why did my upper tooth extraction hurt? I felt it breaking out of the bone.

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puppydogggirl

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Now I have to get another tooth extracted and the pain of the first one is terrifying me. I thought it was because the dentist didn't give me a nerve block, but then it was on the top. Can you get nerve blocks on the top teeth? I've called several dentists and they all say they don't do nerve blocks at all. That is strange to me because I've had them in the past, but that was twenty years ago or more.
 
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Puppydogggirl,

:welcome: Just wanted to say welcome to the forum, I'm not a dentist but have had plenty of experience getting extractions.I'm sorry you had a rough experience with the last one.. bad pulls can definately be really traumatizing.. and stay in your memory.

Personally I think alot has to do with the dentist and how patient they are and taking time to make sure you are numb and comfortable with respect for your needs. Do you know the dentist or specialist who will do the extraction? are you comfortable they will tend to your needs during the process. ? I know sometimes with extractions we don't have a lot of choice who we get if they come quickly. But do find if I get a kind patient dentist who makes sure I am good and numb and takes their time, it usually goes smooth and don't feel pain.

I've had 2 dentists who were not this way. To one I felt like a number on a conveyor belt, the other was simply in a huge hurry . Have you looked at reviews on how they treat anxious patients for the ones you called. ?

Hope a dentist answers from that perspective for you.
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You can get blocks for upper teeth but they are not generally done in general practice, it needs some specialist training which most dentists don't get (as there is generally no need for them for most cases).
A lot of dentists are phasing out doing blocks in the lower arch too, since patients hate them and there are some reasonable alternatives available these days.

Having said all that though, there's no reason why an extraction should hurt even without a block, as KR says, it just needs the dentist to be careful and make sure you're numb enough to proceed.
 

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