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A 36-year-old member asked:

i'm interested to know what happens if i refuse to get my teeth pulled?

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Dr. Heidi Fowler
Psychiatry 25 years experience
I am sorry but you: Haven't said why your teeth need to be pulled. If you have infected teeth, broken teeth or large cavities (where the tooth can't be restored) not having them treated could lead to serious infection as well as pain.

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A 36-year-old member asked:

What can I expect when going in to get two teeth pulled?

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Dr. Jake Richards
Dentistry 12 years experience
See below: Injections to get numb or IV sedation to make you "sleep." if you are not sedated, then you will likely feel a lot of pressure and maybe hear some different sounds, it shouldn't hurt though just be uncomfortable, some of may patients say it doesn't hurt but they feel like it should. Know you will be sore after, likely get pain meds maybe antibiotic, follow instructions to reduce the time of pain.
A 39-year-old member asked:

I have to get five teeth pulled. What should I expect?

2 doctor answers3 doctors weighed in
Dr. Jack Binder
Specializes in Dentistry
Very little: With novocaine you should feel no pain and perhaps some pressure. If you want to feel absolutely nothing you can get intravenous sedation where you will be totally unaware of what's happening. In my experience this is rarely necessary.
A 45-year-old member asked:

For what reasons would my permanent teeth be pulled?

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Dr. Douglas Tavenner, jr.
Cosmetic Dentistry 50 years experience
Cannot be saved: The decay or infection to too bad to save or too expensive to do the treatment.
A 31-year-old member asked:

I'm getting my teeth pulled tommorow. How can I prepare?

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Dr. Douglas Tavenner, jr.
Cosmetic Dentistry 50 years experience
Good Sleep: Be well rested, do the surgery, and follow the instructions.
A 47-year-old member asked:

What would be appropriate to eat or drink after getting some teeth pulled?

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Dr. Theodore Davantzis
Dentistry 40 years experience
Soft and bland: Eat soft, bland foods, temperate water. Avoid anything crunchy or spicy or too hot or too cold.

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