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    I didn't feel anything until hours after I had the tooth out, and by that point it was only a dull pain.
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    (Original post by sweetdarling)
    Blood pouring from you mouth!!? I didn't experience anything like that! :eek:
    Okay, maybe I was exaggerating a bit:p:

    When I had my first two wisdom teeth taken out, the dentist put a cotton dressing on the holes that remained and told me to take it out 1/2hr to 45mins later, it was fine, there wasn't much blood.

    But I don't think he did such a good job when he took my last two out, for a start the extraction was painful, which wasn't the case the other time. Anyway, he gave me the same instructions, and when I took the dressings out, there was quite a bit of blood, and later when I rinsed my mouth with warm salt water, and well, let's just say I wasn't expecting that much blood.
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    It ain't pretty. It doesn't hurt but the needle stings a bit and you do have fun while your face is numb constantly poking your lip (well I did anyway) but it ain't nice. Mine didn't stop bleeding, by the time I got home the gauze in my mouth was black with it. It just poured and poured. Everytime I sat down I had to get up again to spit blood in the sink! But after a couple of days it's ok
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    [QUOTE=neomilan]i dont know if nurofen before is necessary or medically ok since they numb you before you start anyway

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    Meh I took nurofen before hand all four times before i had my teath taken out for my brace and the dentist said it was a good idea. just ask thier advice!! and yeah it does bleed alot sometimes the last tooth i had out was the worst for me! I bit my dentists fingure by accident quite funny tho!
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    The longer you leave it before seeing your dentist, the worse the damage (and outcome) is likely to be - so make that appointment ASAP! :cool: Their priority will likely be along the lines of attempting to stop the pain (and believe me, the sooner it is gone, the better!) :yep:

    Also, like everyone else has said, talk to your dentist about any fears you have and they will be able to give much better advice than any of us here could!

    Best of luck!
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    (Original post by Drifting_Snow)
    It ain't pretty. It doesn't hurt but the needle stings a bit and you do have fun while your face is numb constantly poking your lip (well I did anyway) but it ain't nice. Mine didn't stop bleeding, by the time I got home the gauze in my mouth was black with it. It just poured and poured. Everytime I sat down I had to get up again to spit blood in the sink! But after a couple of days it's ok
    That bought back memories of last time I had a tooth out!! I think I might have enjoyed flicking my lip a bit too much which is a little concerning, but that feeling is just so funky... it's not something you can get any other way!!

    I say just find a way to make the best of a bad situation really. It's ok to be nervous, everybody is!

    I think... it's a bit of blood, you've got loads of it... it's going to come back, and they'll numb it for you anyway cos that's for the best. It's just a little uncomfortable but they know what they're doing and if you've got that numb feeling afterwards you've got something weird to have a bit of fun with!!

    Go for it.

    I had molars out... I've got to say of all the teeth I've had out, that was most uncomfortable. I know I'm getting wisdom teeth - and only the bottom right one is poking through it's a bit weird and I'm concerned that what with all the teeth problems I've had I'm going to end up having 1 or all removed before they have erupted properly.
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    I had 4 out but my case was probably a bit different to what yours will be. The enamel on my tooth never grew on my 4 back teeth from when I was born. My dentist then went and did the wrong things to my teeth so they practically rotted in my mouth. :eek:
    I then developed a fear of dentists. However retarded that is I'm still terrified of them. I had a specialist (for nervous idiots like me) take mine out and even with me being scared witless it really wasn't that bad. It was a bit painful but that was just because they had already partly rotted. How pleasant!
    You'll probably just feel a bit uncomfortable! I wouldn't worry about it! If I can be dragged through it, you can. :p:
    As for the gaps, I was asked if I wanted braces to get rid of them and I said yes, so they've disappeared now.
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    (Original post by nemnem)
    What's it like?

    I think I'm going to have to have one taken out as soon as I work up the courage to go to the dentist

    Do they put something in its place like a fake tooth?!
    I'm worried - it sounds so horrible I think I might just rather have toothache
    if its a useless tooth, then they wont replace it. Depends on what you agreeded with your dentist.
    They first inject some medicine in your gum, that stings alittle. Then it just numbs the whole area and you won't feel a thing. It literally feels like that part of your mouth just don't belong to you any more.
    Don't worry, the worst bit is the injection, after that its fine.
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    I considered a career as a dentist at one point... but I decided I'd been in that chair long enough, whilst that empathy may be valued by patients I don't think it's a job I'd enjoy for long. Although, being a doctor by title wouldn't be so bad I guess
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    I had two fangs taken out the injection hurts; pulling out i didnt even feel.

    BUT FOR GOD SAKE after he has injected you; he will nick your gum if it hurts say so otherwise its going to be painful; he will add more medicine and it WON'T hurt.
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    I have lost count of how many teeth I've had out. I know that two years ago now I had a 'fang' out, as you put it... and to be completely honest with you I had braces fairly soon after the new tooth came into place and the gum is still tender around that area!! I should probably have really said something about that a long time ago shouldn't I? :yep:
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    i had my wisdom teeth out a few months ago. the procedure itself was fine, but for about a week after my mouth was in a lot of pain constantly. dry socket is the worst thing ever. i've had a lot of painful dental work in the past, but wisdom teeth extraction was horrible.
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    Well, if we're sharing stories- I've had 2 wisdom teeth surgically removed because they were impacted at the same time as having my top jaw broken and expanded (see: SARPE), and will have a bimaxillary osteotomy hopefully next year (see: http://www.maxfac.com/facial/jaw.html if you are interested :cool: )

    so let's not all get wussy about a bit of blood and fear of dentists :p:
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    (Original post by CrazyBeautiful)
    To be fair using dental forceps is the most effective way to remove a tooth. What do you want, laser removal?
    lol, you know what I mean. Exactly :p:
 
 
 
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