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A 41-year-old member asked:

how can it feel to have your teeth pulled out?

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Dr. Sherly Alex
Dentistry 18 years experience
Extraction..: You will usually not experience any pain during the actual teeth extraction since you will likely be numb. However there will be some discomfort afterwards. Your dentist will provide you with a prescription to minimize pain and will also advise you with proper care including dietary advise in order to minimize discomfort after the procedure.
Dr. Arnold Malerman
Orthodontics 53 years experience
Pressure: Thanks to modern anesthetics you should feel, at the most, some pressure. If you can save your teeth, do so. If they have to be removed, they should be replaces as soon as possible. Please consult with your dentist.
Dr. Sharon Szeszycki
Dentistry 39 years experience
Pulling a tooth.: If the dentist has administered enough anesthetic so that there is no pain during the extraction, then you can experience anything from a slight tug or pulling feeling all the way to some significant pressure during the procedure. You might hear some cracking of the bone or he/she might lean on your jaw a bit for leverage. The important thing is to be numb during the procedure.
Dr. Paul Takemoto
Cosmetic Dentistry 34 years experience
Pressure: If the dentist sufficiently numbs your mouth, you should feel only pressure, no pain during tooth extraction.
Dr. Kevin Nail
Dr. Kevin Nail commented
Dentistry 11 years experience
Agreed...if you feel pain, ask your dentist for more anesthetic
Nov 14, 2014

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A 31-year-old member asked:

Getting five teeth pulled out tomorrow. How long would that take?

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Dr. Joseph Greenberg
Specializes in Prosthodontics
Depends on Dentist: If it's an oral surgeon or experienced dentist probably not longer than 30 minutes. How about talking to a dentist or dental hygienist about saving your other teeth (if you have more)?
A 48-year-old member asked:

Can you please tell me if i will be knocked unconscious for getting teeth pulled out?

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Dr. Theodore Davantzis
Dentistry 40 years experience
Possibly: Discuss the procedure with the oral surgeon or dentist who will be treating you.
A 31-year-old member asked:

I started having three teeth pulled out. Should i be scared?

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Dr. Sandra Eleczko
Dentistry 36 years experience
No: Extractions are very routine and a skilled oral surgeon or general dentist can do this for you. They will explain what will happen in your particular case. It is normal to be a little scared, but try not to worry about this. Try relaxation or meditation before the extractions, this will help.
A 41-year-old member asked:

I am nervous and scared about getting teeth pulled out please help?

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Dr. Joel Doyon
Cosmetic Dentistry 36 years experience
It's a normal feelin: Being nervous and scared of extractions is a normal response to this procedure. However, dentists are very well trained in extracting teeth atraumatically and with minimal to no pain. Please discuss your anxiety about extractions with your dentist and he will discuss the entire process so you can have a better understanding of what's going to occur. It might motivate you to better oral care.
A 33-year-old member asked:

Can you tell me how can it feel after getting your teeth pulled out..?

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Dr. Gary Sandler
Dentistry 54 years experience
Tooth extraction: Usually it will feel a little strange (feeling a space where a tooth once was) and a little sore. For more difficult extractions, perhaps mild to moderate discomfort which can be easily handled with some otc or prescription pain medication.

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