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    I have been posting on here for the past 2 days as I have been anxious about going to the dentist to have my back tooth out.

    Well I had it out today and the pain was - severe, just terrible


    I was given anesthetic and despite feeling slightly numb I still felt pain so I was given another needle of anesthetic but I still felt pain but apparently the dentist said he can't legally give me any more anesthetic.
    He continued to ask me throughout the operation if I wanted to proceed and I reluctantly said yes as I just wanted the whole process behind me, he managed to snap half the tooth off but the other half was stubborn and the dentist struggled removing the other half, he got the pliers and got to work and started pulling and tugging and I felt really bad pain, not to mention the crunching and snapping noise of my tooth breaking away made me shudder.
    I was in so much pain and discomfort that I was shaking during the extraction, my head was shaking.


    Why did I feel so much pain after the anesthetic despite feeling slightly numb?
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    (Original post by Stressed Eric)
    I have been posting on here for the past 2 days as I have been anxious about going to the dentist to have my back tooth out.

    Well I had it out today and the pain was - severe, just terrible


    I was given anesthetic and despite feeling slightly numb I still felt pain so I was given another needle of anesthetic but I still felt pain but apparently the dentist said he can't legally give me any more anesthetic.
    He continued to ask me throughout the operation if I wanted to proceed and I reluctantly said yes as I just wanted the whole process behind me, he managed to snap half the tooth off but the other half was stubborn and the dentist struggled removing the other half, he got the pliers and got to work and started pulling and tugging and I felt really bad pain, not to mention the crunching and snapping noise of my tooth breaking away made me shudder.
    I was in so much pain and discomfort that I was shaking during the extraction, my head was shaking.


    Why did I feel so much pain after the anesthetic despite feeling slightly numb?
    Presumably it hadn't managed to numb all of the nerves in/around the tooth - I'm no expert on dental anaesthetic techniques but I imagine some people's anatomy varies enough to make perfect anaesthetic difficult. I'm surprised they carried on if it was that bad. I'm afraid the nasty sound effects are normal though! Sorry you had such a bad time.
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    (Original post by Helenia)
    Presumably it hadn't managed to numb all of the nerves in/around the tooth - I'm no expert on dental anaesthetic techniques but I imagine some people's anatomy varies enough to make perfect anaesthetic difficult. I'm surprised they carried on if it was that bad. I'm afraid the nasty sound effects are normal though! Sorry you had such a bad time.

    Thank you.


    I had one anesthetic needle and was sent back out to the waiting room for 5 minutes for it to kick in, even though it slightly numbed me it didn't block out the pain so I had another anesthetic needle and went back into the waiting room then got called back in again, I guess it helped in a minor way and blocked some of the pain but it was still terrible, about 7/10 at some stages.

    At least it's something I won't forget in a long time so hopefully I've learnt my lesson and shall take better care of my peggies
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    (Original post by Stressed Eric)
    I have been posting on here for the past 2 days as I have been anxious about going to the dentist to have my back tooth out.

    Well I had it out today and the pain was - severe, just terrible


    I was given anesthetic and despite feeling slightly numb I still felt pain so I was given another needle of anesthetic but I still felt pain but apparently the dentist said he can't legally give me any more anesthetic.
    He continued to ask me throughout the operation if I wanted to proceed and I reluctantly said yes as I just wanted the whole process behind me, he managed to snap half the tooth off but the other half was stubborn and the dentist struggled removing the other half, he got the pliers and got to work and started pulling and tugging and I felt really bad pain, not to mention the crunching and snapping noise of my tooth breaking away made me shudder.
    I was in so much pain and discomfort that I was shaking during the extraction, my head was shaking.


    Why did I feel so much pain after the anesthetic despite feeling slightly numb?
    I had a similar experience a couple of years ago.

    I was anesthetised for a lower molar filling, yet when the dentist started drilling, I felt incredible pain and asked him to stop. No matter how much anaesthetic he gave me, it wouldn't block all the pain.

    It turned out this was because the tooth was also infected, so he prescribed me some anti-biotics for the week, then tried again a week later, and the anaesthetic worked fine.
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    (Original post by askew116)
    I had a similar experience a couple of years ago.

    I was anesthetised for a lower molar filling, yet when the dentist started drilling, I felt incredible pain and asked him to stop. No matter how much anaesthetic he gave me, it wouldn't block all the pain.

    It turned out this was because the tooth was also infected, so he prescribed me some anti-biotics for the week, then tried again a week later, and the anaesthetic worked fine.


    He said my tooth was very severely decayed, he didn't say if that was why I felt such bad pain though? he did say that he never usually finds removing teeth so difficult
 
 
 
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