A 18-year-old male asked:
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does an abscess tooth extraction hurt? and how about if the tooth gets pulled, does it hurt?

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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.
Answered on Aug 17, 2014
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Dr. John Froude
52 years experience Infectious Disease
NO: Thanks to modern anesthesia, the pain of removing an infected tooth is minimal. Untreated infected teeth and gum infection is very painful already, so I would get to an oral surgeon near you as soon as possible
Answered on Aug 19, 2014
Dr. James Rochester
25 years experience Family Medicine
No: The dentist will use numbing medicine so you will not feel pain when they remove the tooth. Hope this helps. Good luck with that tooth. Dr R
Answered on Aug 17, 2014
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Dr. Gerald Mandell
51 years experience Nuclear Medicine
Hang in there: Usually local pain medication such as lidocaine is injected at site to prevent much pain. Some discomfort may occur especially with the injections of lidocaine.
Answered on Aug 18, 2014
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Dr. Rex Mahnensmith
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And you will need antibiotic coverage.
Aug 17, 2014

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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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Dr. Louis Gallia
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Yes. No.: Will be gone when infection resolved. Not permanent.
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Cannot predict: Without seeing the area before and after and the damage done by the abscess it is not possible to say. Are you on antibiotic ? Often this will help th ... Read More
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It depends: It depends on why it is numb. From the infection or possibly damage to a nerve. You need to discuss this with the dentist that took out the tooth to ... Read More
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