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Does it hurt to have a tooth pulled without anesthesia?

Does it hurt to have a tooth pulled without anesthesia?

Yes,: Yes it does, but not if the dentist administers local anesthesia first. ...Read more

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Dr. Chad Levitt
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Tooth Extraction (Definition)

Tooth extraction means removing an entire tooth or teeth from the jawbone. ...Read more


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If there is drainage from my tooth being infected does that mean the amoxicillion is working? And does it hurt to have a tooth pulled? I'm scared.

If there is drainage from my tooth being infected does that mean the amoxicillion is working? And does it hurt to have a tooth pulled? I'm scared.

Infection: Drainage could happen with or without the antibiotic. Draining is a good thing when on the antibiotic and hopefully means your infection is being treated with the amoxicillin. Usually you'll know is 1-2 days if the antibiotic is working properly as your discomfort and swelling will go down. If you have questions you should go to your dentist. ...Read more

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Can getting a tooth pulled hurt?

Depends on person: If you do it under local anesthesia you will feel pressure. If you are very anxious , you may think it is pain.If you are a good patient at the dentist, it hopefully will be a non event. ...Read more

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Can it hurt having a tooth pulled out?

Can it hurt having a tooth pulled out?

Usually no: An extraction of a tooth is usually pain free, unless there is an infection in the area that would affect the local anesthesia from blocking all painful stimuli. You might feel pressure when the tooth comes out, but there should be no pain. ...Read more

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Curious as to how much does the injection hurt for getting a tooth pulled on a scale of 1-10! help!?

Varies: Everyone's experience is different. A lot of it depends on your expectations. I can use a spider web thin needle on a person with a tongue stud and you would think i harpooned them. The very same thing on a 6 year old and they don't know i did anything. Consider getting a sedative prescribed for your appointment. ...Read more

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I had one of my bottom lower tooth pulled two days ago and it still very painful. Is this normal and how much longer will it hurt?

I had one of my bottom lower tooth pulled two days ago and it still very painful. Is this normal and how much longer will it hurt?

Depends: If the tooth was impacted and required an incision and bone removal the pain may take up to a week to resolve entirely. This also depends on the doctor and his skill level. If the pain gets worse at the 3-5 day point and radiates, you may have a dry socket. I usually give my patients pain meds and steroids. The steroids keep the pain to a minimum by decreasing the initial inflammation. ...Read more

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I just got my tooth pulled. Today is day two and the site is all white and it hurts worse today than the first day. Is this normal?

I just got my tooth pulled. Today is day two and the site is all white and it hurts worse today than the first day. Is this normal?

Possibly: If it were a wisdom tooth or difficult extraction, having post-operative pain is somewhat normal and the dentist may have prescribed pain medication. If it was a "simple" extraction or if you are a smoker or drank from a straw, you may have a problem/dry socket. Contact your dentist as they may need to see you. ...Read more

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How long after having a tooth pulled should it hurt? Had tooth pulled friday its monday night and it hurts worse now than it did the day after

Not normal: That is not normal, the pain you have is due to infection, possible dry socket, have your dentist examine the extraction site, and prescribe proper meds. ...Read more

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Can getting a baby tooth pulled hurt?

Can getting a baby tooth pulled hurt?

Baby teeth: Dentists are trained to take teeth out painlessly. A little topical or local anesthesia does the trick every time. Nothing to worry about. ...Read more

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