Shop Mobile More Submit  Join Login

Details

Closed to new replies
January 31, 2013
Link

Statistics

Replies: 42

Tooth extraction

:iconpandagirl1029:
Pandagirl1029 Featured By Owner Jan 31, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
I am supposed to have my bottom left molar extracted soon and, excuse my French but, I am scared shitless! I am supposed to go under in order to have it pulled, granted that's better for me given that I have anxiety and panic disorder.

Has anybody else here ever had a tooth extracted this way or know anybody who did? What was it like? Any reassuring words or stories would be much appreciated.
Reply

You can no longer comment on this thread as it was closed due to no activity for a month.

Devious Comments

:iconlouiseugeniojr:
LouisEugenioJR Featured By Owner Feb 4, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
A few friends of mine had their wisdom teeth pulled. But hear this; after you get the surgery, you'll know what I mean when I mention the "useless" organs of the human body.
Reply
:iconthe-theory-liz:
The-Theory-Liz Featured By Owner Feb 4, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
I've had my wisdom teeth pulled out, and I was under local anesthesia. It is scary at first, but once they numb you up you won't feel a thing I promise. :aww: The surgeon I had was really nice, and it went by really quickly. :nod:
Reply
:icondomitar:
domitar Featured By Owner Feb 2, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
I've had 8 teeth pulled, was awake for all of them, and even with a tricky procedure it wasn't bad. The worst part is the numbing shots, which you will be asleep for. :)
Reply
:iconthemisplacedend:
TheMisplacedEnd Featured By Owner Feb 2, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
It's really not that bad. I had to get a tooth pulled last year, because it had rotted out. Mine was a really bad case so I had tissue damage and they had to sew it up more than normal, give me steroids... The first few days are the worst, but that's only because you can't open your mouth very wide and like I said only a few days. I was conscience during mine and I didn't feel it at all, they just drugged me a little bit to help with gagging. You really shouldn't worry, just sleep for a few hours when you get home and eat popsicles, soup, and mashed potatoes and soup for a few days. :)

I feel so much better now, especially being able to chew on that side of my mouth again. Also, once your gum hardens you'll be able to chew where the tooth used to be. :D
Reply
:iconsingagainsoon:
singagainsoon Featured By Owner Feb 1, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Over the summer, I had five teeth removed in one sitting. They refused to put me under (which made me anxious and nauseous), so the ten or so needles they pur in my mouth hurt like hell. After my mouth was numb, though, I couldn't feel a thing until it started wearing off on my way home. All that will really happen for you, though, is that you'll wake up with one less tooth.


I have severe anxiety and panic disorder, as well, so i know how you feel. You'll be a lot better off without the tooth, though. It might be scary, but you can get through it. You'll be so glad, trust me. Since I've had those teeth out and the gums have healed over, my face isn't as swollen as it used to get, and I'm overall a happier person.

It really isn't as bad as you think it's going to be!
Reply
:iconsiranger:
sirAnGer Featured By Owner Feb 1, 2013  Hobbyist Artist
The pain and agony you will have to suffer will only increase by pushing it from you. Face your adversary and get over the one hour of anxiety that you'll have to face at the dentist's and make your life worth living again. An infected or maybe even rotten tooth can be a serious problem for not just you jaws, but eventually your entire health. There are patients that even got cancer because of a tooth that was not treated fast enough. No, I am not kidding here.

I know this may sound harsh, but here is my opinion on this: 1: GO THERE. 2: GET IT DONE. 3: CELEBRATE.
Reply
:iconsingagainsoon:
singagainsoon Featured By Owner Feb 1, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
My mum had a tiny cavity, and she drank some bad water while at a friend's apartment. It got into her blood stream through the cavity, rotted all her teeth, and made her constantly sick. She just recently had to have all her teeth removed.

Better to have it taken care of before it gets that serious!
Reply
:iconphogan315:
phogan315 Featured By Owner Feb 1, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Funny you should ask since I just had mine done yesterday. I had 3 extractions in a row yesterday. Including my lower wisdom tooth. And I am a huge chicken when it comes to going to the dentsit. I sweat just thinking of calling them for an appointment.LOL.

I found a dentist that offers sedatioon. They gave me a tiny pill to take 1 hour before my appointment. Then when I got there, they gave me a bitter tasting liquid dose of another medicine and then put the nitrous oxcide thing over my nose. They also put me on a blood pressure monitor and a little clippy thing on my finger. When I woke up, everything was done including the cavities fixed and a broken tooth. I felt nothing at all. Sleep sedation is the only way I'll ave work done from now on. I also had another wisdom tooth pulled and a root canal 2 years ago with the same dentist and sedation. All pain free.
You MUST have someone to drive you there and back and to stay with you all day because you will be screwed up from the sedation.LOL. Trust me. And they made me sign a paper saying I will have someone to care for me that day...Good luck. I bet you'll do fine...
Reply
:iconpandagirl1029:
Pandagirl1029 Featured By Owner Feb 1, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Thank you. I'm just a little weirded out because the last time I was put under general anesthesia was to have my achilles tendon lengthened when I was 6. I just remember how much pain I was in for months after that, so I guess I am just comparing it to that.
Reply
:iconphogan315:
phogan315 Featured By Owner Feb 1, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Let me tell you, I am TERRIFIED of the dentist, but no more. So long as I can keep seeing the same one I have seen for the last 2 years, then I'm good. Pain free, stress free, worry free. Sedation is the way to go. He is a specialist, so he probaby charges more, but it is worth it to me. My sedation was all oral (and nasal for the laughing gas).
They called me today to see how I was doing. I am so surprised that I have no pain. Not even a little. And the gal I talked to told me by the end, I was moving around and sat up and told them my back was hurting (those chairs are not soft and cushy) and that they rubbed my back to make it feel better.LOL. I don't remember any of it or what I said. So I am going back next week just to finish polishing my teeth because my back was hurting to much.LOL. But no sedation for the polishing. That doesn't hurt.
Reply
:iconpandagirl1029:
Pandagirl1029 Featured By Owner Feb 1, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Thank you hun. You don't know how much you have helped me. Thank you :)
Reply
:iconphogan315:
phogan315 Featured By Owner Feb 1, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
No problem hun. I like yo be helpful and tell the truth because people deserve the honesty especially in situations like this. Really, I get so paranoid when it comes to dentistry. Well, I used to.LOL. Let us know how it went (whenever you muster up the courage to go.LOL). Hugs, Paula
Reply
:iconphogan315:
phogan315 Featured By Owner Feb 1, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Sorry for the typos. I am still a little "off" from the sedation
Reply
:iconphogan315:
phogan315 Featured By Owner Feb 1, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I forgot to mention, I don't think they numbed me after I was sleeping because when I woke up, I didn't have that numb tingling sensation. Also, I am lucky to not have any pain in my mouth. Maybe some bruising, but that's it.


And never ever let dental work go if you develope an infection. Years ago, I had a cousin who had a bad tooth and she kept putting it off. She was in alot of pain but still wouldn't go to the dentist. Well, eventually, she ended up in the hospital and was dead in less than 24 hours. She left a toddler son behind. Because her tooth was infected so badlly, it got into her blood steam and THAT is what killed her.

Same thing happened 2 years ago to an aunt. Except she stubbed her toe. It hurt like crazy. Then she turned around and stubbed again. The pain got worse and worse. She was bull headed but finally my uncle forced her to go to the hospital. Too late. The infection got into her blood too and she died there in the hospital.
Reply
:iconmorthax:
Morthax Featured By Owner Feb 1, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
I had my gum sliced open three times, tooth cut in halves and pulled with absolutely nothing for the pain. Well they tried making my mouth numb but alas, all the puss that was suffocating me due to an infection in the tooth prevented it from working. And it hurt like all fuck, I would rather break my arm than feel that shit again. You'll be sleeping so you'll be just fine. take a friend or family member with you to the waiting room if you're really scared.
Reply
:iconpandagirl1029:
Pandagirl1029 Featured By Owner Feb 1, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Ouch!

I'm sorry that happened to you but I'm glad you were able to get it fixed. Thank you for the advice. I know I'll be on the phone with my best friend who lives in Illinois up until they take me to the room to get ready so that should help.
Reply
:iconmorthax:
Morthax Featured By Owner Feb 1, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
yeah it hurt like all fuck. I woke up early on one Friday morning with half of my face swollen, the tooth hurt so bad I couldn't even close my mouth because any touch, any at all, hurt like a bitch. I called my local dentist and told them it was an emergency (this all literally happened overnight, no pain or any signs of anything being wrong before) and they wouldn't take me in. I went through all day AND Saturday like that, then called a dentist in nearby city on Sunday and they took me in because hurr durr emergency. the dentist said this was the worst thing he has seen in his career and if I had waited another day I would have needed an ambulance because the puss was actually going down my throat and it would have suffocated me. No joke. So I'm missing one tooth now. :lol:

Good, talking to a friend should make you feel more comfortable. I'm scared of dentists too so I know it can be surprisingly scary. :nod:
Reply
:iconmercury-crowe:
Mercury-Crowe Featured By Owner Feb 1, 2013  Professional Artisan Crafter
I got knocked out to get my wisdom teeth pulled (had other ones taken out, but only with local anesthetic).

Pretty much, I remember 'Ok, we're starting the drip now' then I was getting discharge information.
Reply
:iconpandagirl1029:
Pandagirl1029 Featured By Owner Feb 1, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
I am hoping that I don't remember anything until I get home and am in bed.
Reply
:iconmousebirds:
Mousebirds Featured By Owner Feb 1, 2013
I've had two molars extracted while being fully conscious, but with the areas numbed. If you're being put under you'll really just wake up minus a tooth. Just follow their care instructions and you'll be fine, but your face might be a bit puffy on that side for a day or so. You might have some pain or none, but it's pretty easily treated with pain killers. I just remember being told not to have anything scolding hot or freezing cold for a couple of days while the wounds begun to heal. :P
Reply
:iconsignsofortune:
signsofortune Featured By Owner Jan 31, 2013
I never had an adult tooth extracted, but once I had 6 baby teeth extracted at once. If you want to be put to sleep, do it, get the Nitrous Oxide, or whatever. It's really not too bad, it'll be over before you know it.

have confidence! :)
Reply
:iconshininginthedarkness:
Well, you'll go to sleep and wake up minus a tooth. Worrying does not in any way aid this process.
Reply
:iconpandagirl1029:
Pandagirl1029 Featured By Owner Jan 31, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Yeah, I know worrying doesn't help, but I can't really help it.
Reply
:iconebolabears:
EbolaBears Featured By Owner Jan 31, 2013
Seriously. Go sit in the corner for an hour and don't talk to anyone.
It's a tooth, not a brain tumor.
Reply
:iconpandagirl1029:
Pandagirl1029 Featured By Owner Jan 31, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
What the hell is your problem? Do you know me? No. Do you know anything about me beside what I have mentioned on my initial forum post? No! I suggest you go be an asshole somewhere else because I for one will not stand for your attitude.
Reply
:iconebolabears:
EbolaBears Featured By Owner Jan 31, 2013
Stop whining.
Reply
:iconpandagirl1029:
Pandagirl1029 Featured By Owner Jan 31, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Why don't you get a life and buy a soul on the black market because yours is either missing or defective.
Reply
:iconebolabears:
EbolaBears Featured By Owner Jan 31, 2013
It's a tooth. get over yourself
Reply
:iconpandagirl1029:
Pandagirl1029 Featured By Owner Jan 31, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Look, if you even read my initial post, you would know that I have anxiety and panic disorder. I do not appreciate you acting like you know my situation or how I feel about this.
Reply
:iconphogan315:
phogan315 Featured By Owner Feb 1, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Wow, Pandagirl, ignor that poster. Isn't there a way to ban them from posting on your pages? That person is ignorant AND heartless. I think you can block them from even seeing your page. if not, there should be. And if they continue to harrass you, report them to DA.
Reply
:iconpandagirl1029:
Pandagirl1029 Featured By Owner Feb 1, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
I'll definitely look into that. It's just hurtful but I couldn't imagine how lonely and boring his life must be to have to pick on somebody who is just looking for reassurance to get his jollies off.
Reply
(2 Replies)
:iconnokari:
nokari Featured By Owner Jan 31, 2013  Professional Interface Designer
I forgot to mention that during the procedure, if you opt for Nitrous, you will only feel tugging and slight pressure. Even if that sounds bad, the Nitrous will do a good job of making sure you won't care in the slightest.
Reply
:iconpandagirl1029:
Pandagirl1029 Featured By Owner Jan 31, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Thank you very much. Where I live in the US, they no longer offer nitrous, so they gave me the option of only a pain shot to numb it or being put out completely. Due to my anxiety about the procedure, I am opting for the general anesthesia.
Reply
:iconnokari:
nokari Featured By Owner Jan 31, 2013  Professional Interface Designer
I had my bottom and top right molars pulled at the same time. Leading up to the procedures, I just wanted to get it done and over with because of the pain I was in. When I got to the office and was sitting in the waiting room, that's when I started feeling a little panicked. Losing teeth didn't scare me until I was faced with the imminent reality of it. But when I sat down in the chair and they started talking to me, they helped take my mind off it a bit, which helped me relax. I opted to have Nitrous instead of being put under, because it was cheaper and I didn't have anyone to help me get home (Note: be absolutely sure if you opt to be put to sleep that you get someone to pick you up). The nice thing about Nitrous is that the effect starts and stops immediately with no lingering effects. As soon as you start breathing it in you feel a lighter, carefree, and things seem funnier to you. It's like everything people say it is. They'll also give you some aspirin to take home and a prescription for some form of Vicodin in case you have a lot of pain. Personally, a few aspirin was all I needed.

When I had my wisdom teeth pulled, they put me under and I woke up in a bed with gauze packed into the corners of my mouth. I was very woozy and hopped up on Vicodin for hours. One second I was in a chair getting a needle in my arm and the next I was waking up in strange bed, confused about where I was. It was very disorienting and I was in a haze for quite a while, but I think either option is good, just with different experiences.

Without complications, the procedure will only last about 20 minutes. I would say the worst part is actually the 48 hours after the procedure. The area is going to bleed a lot, which requires lots of gauze changing, and you have to be careful not to let it get dry so you don't get dry socket. I recommend placing a towel on your pillow when you go to bed just in case. Your jaw will be sore for a while as well and eating will be difficult at first. For the first two days I could only get down liquids, yogurt, and ice cream. Keep the area free of food and chew on the right side of your mouth for the first week while recovering and you should be good.
Reply
:icontheworldisbehindus:
theworldisbehindus Featured By Owner Jan 31, 2013  Student Digital Artist
I've had one tooth pulled before, although it was twelve years ago, so I can't remember it very vividly. I was not put under general anesthesia (I had a local), and I was very much alert during the procedure. I don't remember feeling much pain. With that being said though, if I can help it I'd still prefer to not have a tooth pulled ever again . . . XD

As long as you follow the dentist's instructions for healing afterward it's unlikely anything really bad will happen. I know it's scary, but lots of other people have had to go through it too. You can do it.
Reply
:iconpandagirl1029:
Pandagirl1029 Featured By Owner Jan 31, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Thank you. That helps a great deal. :)
Reply
:iconcrystalgoldfinch:
CrystalGoldfinch Featured By Owner Jan 31, 2013  Professional General Artist
Yeah I had four of my teeth taken out because they wouldn't move out of the way for the new ones to come through. I got an injection on those occasions, getting the injections do hurt a bit. It just takes a couple of minutes for a tooth to be pulled out.
Reply
:iconneurotype:
neurotype Featured By Owner Jan 31, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
I had all my teeth removed conscious (a bunch when I was little and then 4 wisdom teeth later). Know that they've done it before lots of times and relax :) I didn't feel a thing.
Reply
:iconpandagirl1029:
Pandagirl1029 Featured By Owner Jan 31, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Thank you :)
Reply
Add a Comment: