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getting 2 teeth pulled

Question Posted Friday December 22 2006, 6:56 am

in like a week or so i'm getting 2 teeth pulled in the back of my mouth. im scared shit because i don't know what to expect. when i'm under the anethesia will i feel any pain? will i feel pain after it's done? is there any way that the anethesia will wear off while they are pulling my teeth out? WHAT IF I DONT WAKE UP FROM THE ANATHESIA??

im sooooo scared i need to know these answers. if you had teeth pulled out tell me EVERYTHING.

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OooSooPreppyX3 answered Friday December 22 2006, 11:17 pm:
Hey! I had this happen to me too!

OK, well your under anesthesia....if it still hurts tell your dentist you need`s their job to make you comfortable. (after all you ARE the one getting your teeth pulled!)

You'll be awake during this so you wont have to worry about not waking up. Bring your iPod or something to listen too.

You won't feel pain; it will still be numb, so be shure to stick to liquid food (soups, etc) Just you can`t eat like 2 hours after you get them pulled so eat before!

It bleeds a lot... and i mean A LOT! They put gauze pads in your mouth and you have to keep them on. So absorb the blood.

If you want to know more. Just ask!!!


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xY0M0MMAx answered Friday December 22 2006, 4:35 pm:
You're scared shit?
Never heard that one before.
First question...You're under anethesia. The point of it is so that you don't feel anything. They don't just give you it for the fun of it.
No idea about the second question.
Third question: If they go in slow motion, yes.
Fourth question, then that sucks for you. You'll just lay there? What else would you do?

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cailoisa answered Friday December 22 2006, 2:25 pm:
Hey, I've had several teeth pulled, so first I'll answer your questions, then I'll let you know what I went through.

First off, you'll most likely get local anesthesia, not general. In other words, you'll get several numbing shots in your mouth instead of being put to sleep.

You don't feel pain with the anesthesia. If for some strange reason you do, tell your doctor immediately. He (or she) will stop and fix the problem. They'll also check to be sure you're numb before they start pulling. You'll feel pain a while after it's done. It takes the anesthesia a while to where off. They may give you pain medication afterwards, or you could request some if they don't offer. The tooth pulling itself goes very quickly. You'll be done long before it wears off.

For my tooth, they first swabbed topical anesthesia on the area so the shots wouldn't hurt so much. Then I got three very slow shots - one in my gum, one in my cheek, and one on the roof of my mouth. The one on the roof of my mouth was the only one that hurt, and the doctor warned me ahead of time that it would. Then the doctor gave me a magazine and left the room to give the it time to numb.

Then he came back in and wiggled my tooth around until he could pull it out. Well, by wiggled I mean he pushed and pulled hard enough to move my head around. And the sound it made was a little gross. But it didn't hurt at all.

Then his assistant packed it with gauze and something else. I was given a pain killer presciption for a week, and I only used half of it. I only even felt a dull ache, but the medicine made it easier to eat and talk.

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devilspawn_666 answered Friday December 22 2006, 1:16 pm:
You don't need to worry about not waking up from the anesthesia. The oral surgeon won't give you a huge dose of it; he will give you just enough to put you under for the short time it will take to pull the two teeth. You will not wake up until the anesthesia wears off and you will not wake up during the middle of the proceedure because the people preforming the surgery have had years of experience giving anesthesia and you will wake up shortly after it has been done. You probably won't remember coming anything after the anesthesia wears off. After the proceedure, you'll be in a recovery room until you're able to walk well enough to get in a car. You won't be able to drive yourself home, so someone else will be there with you. If the dentist prescribes any medicine to you, make sure you take it when scheduled. It will help you heal faster.

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xokristabelle answered Friday December 22 2006, 10:25 am:
I've had 3 teeth pulled and the only problem I ever had was that they gave me a little too much anesthesia (I was about 8) and so I was delirious for quite some time...but that was when I was going to a really crappy dentist. People spend years going to college learning how to administer anethesia and the possibly of you dying is slim to none. Having your teeth pulled out is not fun, but it's a fairly common process.

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S_C answered Friday December 22 2006, 9:08 am:
I'm going to tell you exactly as it is. I've probably had 6+ teeth pulled in my life so I should be an expert at this.

You get to go under anesthesia? Lucky. All they did was numb me. I think the most I've had pulled once was anywhere from 2-3. I've had a lot of baby teeth pulled because they just would not come out and I needed my braces. I'm an expert at it. They numbed me (which sucks because they use a needle to do it and I'm scared of needles) and that was the worst of the process. I don't know how they do it, I guess a lot of pulling because you can hear what they're doing and that kind of freaked me out. And like you could feel it, but at the same time you can't. Like you know that they're pulling at it, but you can't actually feel it. Then of course is the sucky part - the aftermath. There is obviously going to be bleeding (just like when you pull out your own tooth. The dentist should give you some gause to put in the hole to help control the bleeding. When you drink stuff - NO straws. After the bleeding stops a clot will form. That's a good thing. But if you break that clot by not following the dentists direction - there will be a LOT of sensitivity and a LOT of pain. So as long as you do what the dentist says you should be okay. Such as no drinking through straws. Also it's just easier to chew on the other side of your mouth. Ignore any urges to poke it with your tongue. Uhh, even though I don't like tomato soup that's what I ate every time I ever got a tooth pulled because it's just easier. You can dunk some crackers in it too. I think I stuck with drinking water/milk/fruit juice. For some reason I didn't want to deal with carbonation.

But anyway, my dentist gave me a a sheet of paper telling me what stuff not to do, so if your dentist doesn't do that, ask. And if you want to know what he/she is doing, ask for them to walk you through it before hand or during it. Of course if your under anesthesia then you probably won't have a clue what's going on. Oh, and don't be scared about not waking up from the anesthesia, I've never heard of that happening. =D. Oh and I didn't feel any pain afterwards, just the annoying urge to poke at it. And there is always a possibility that the anesthesia will wear off, it happened to my sister getting her tonsils pulled. But if at anytime you feel that happening - let the dentist know they can stop working and help you immediately. I was once getting a cavity filled and the numbing wore off because they waited too long to start the work, I told my dentist and he fixed the problem right away. Trust me, you have nothing to worry about. Any more teeth pulling questions? Send something to my inbox.

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Igotamonopoly answered Friday December 22 2006, 8:57 am:
Well, I'm getting all four of my wisom teeth out in a couple of hours. Eeeek. I only know the answers to a couple of the questions.
Unnder anesthisia, you are unconcious. It's like you're sleeping, but you won't wake up feeling refreshed, and you won't dream.

Apparently, your mouth swells up a lot, and and yes, you will be in some pain afterwards. Make sure your doctor gives you both antibiotics and also painkillers. The anesthesia caould, potentially, wear off, but they have someone who is paid just to watch you and make sure the anesthesia is going okay.

Also, I think that they also give you a local painkiller, like a shot of novaciane in your mouth once you are put under for the anesthesia. You will NOT fel this shot, if they choose to give it to you.

Good luck. If you want, ask this same quesiton in my inbox, and I'll give you a play-by-play in a couple days, when I have recovered.

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missmad127 answered Friday December 22 2006, 8:55 am:
hi okay a little while back i had to get 4 teeth pulled out and i was also scared. but it doesn't hurt at all really i had the laughing gas and they also numb your mouth which hurts the most and that doens't hurt that much. i hope i helped
Happy Holidays
P.S. just don't think about it at all

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