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How much do tooth extraction hurt

A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gary Sandler
53 years experience Dentistry
Zero: Local anesthetics are given to numb the area completely and therefore you should not feel anything for the procedure. Nitrous Oxide\Oxygen or IV sedat ... Read More

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A 51-year-old member asked:
Dr. Raymond Lavigne
43 years experience Dentistry
Depends on infection: extraction usually does not hurt during since you are anesthetized. after you should take Ibuprofen and Aspirin for 1 - 2 days. Pain during or after ... Read More
A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Nathan Pfister
11 years experience Dentistry
Pain: Plan on it hurting and if its less than you expected by happy. Usually if you takes around the clock Motrin after ext your feeling much better in a d ... Read More
A 28-year-old female asked:
Dr. Paul Grin
Dr. Paul Grin answered
35 years experience Pain Management
It is normal: Tooth extraction is a surgical procedure and is not completely risk-free. Pain, swelling and infection following surgery is usually at its worst 24 – ... Read More
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A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jonathan Richards
17 years experience Endodontics
Varies: Some extractions can be quite traumatic to the surrounding tissues, while others have virtually no pain at all. If you are having severe pain, call y ... Read More
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A 52-year-old member asked:
Dr. Peter Karsant
38 years experience Dentistry
Socket: Your socket may have food caught in it. Rinse with copious amounts of salt water three times a day. If this does not solve the problem please see your ... Read More
A 54-year-old member asked:
Dr. Stan Shih
Dr. Stan Shih answered
17 years experience Dentistry
Potentially: If there is severe pain and pressure, sometimes fully effective numbing of the area can not be achieved and the extraction may be painful. Other time ... Read More
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A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Manami Yamaguchi
24 years experience Dentistry
Sedated: Extraction with sedation is to eliminate this "pain worry". When you are sedated, the area where you have extraction will typically receive local anes ... Read More
A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ross Lambert
43 years experience Dentistry
Referred Pain: Sometimes pain is referred from upper to lower or vice versa. The nerves of the jaw and face have a common origin, the tri-geminal nerve and sometimes ... Read More
A 24-year-old male asked:
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
48 years experience Pathology
A little: Your dentist will use local anesthesia to numb the site. You can request pain medication for pain that may occur when the local anesthetic wears off.
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