Teeth getting pulled? HELP!

@megs85 (3144)
Australia
December 12, 2006 5:57pm CST
Okay so ever since I had my son my once perfect teeth have been slowly dying, literally. Most days I end up in tears because of the pain, and I've had some work done bu we couldn't afford to get the rest of it done so I have been suffering from teeth related migraines, times when I cant eat or drink and constant pain. Now one of my teeth has half rotted away (ew omg, omg!) and I have to get pulled. I am terrified- how much does it hurt? Honesty please.
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15 responses
@mythmoh (3986)
• United States
13 Dec 06
i have pulled one of mine in the recent time.it is not that much paining.it happened in a fraction of second.so no worry of your pain.after an hour or so it pains little.onthat day they insist to take liquids.
@megs85 (3144)
• Australia
13 Dec 06
Thanks for the advice about liquids. So they reccommend not eating solid food at all? Is it just for that day or for an extended period of time?
@mythmoh (3986)
• United States
13 Dec 06
only on that day.try to pull it as early as possible.dont postpone it due to fear.
@megs85 (3144)
• Australia
31 Jan 07
Why is it better to get it pulled earlier? Does it get more painfult o pulla s time goes by?
@Gahagan (144)
• United States
12 Dec 06
It shouldn't hurt at all. You will receive novicaine, which pinches a little, but not bad. If you feel ANY pain after that, ask for more novicaine. I had my wisdom teeth out and didn't feel a thing. Really. Chill.
@megs85 (3144)
• Australia
13 Dec 06
I'm terrified of the dentist, I'd rather give birth a thousand times then get one filling. I seem to have a really strong resistance to that numbing needle which sucks...
@Gahagan (144)
• United States
13 Dec 06
So do I. I always need about three times the normal dose to get really numb. Still, until you can't feel anything, your dentist shoulnd not proceed.
@megs85 (3144)
• Australia
31 Jan 07
They gave me the needle 5 times last time, and I could still feel it. It wasnt overly painful, but it hurt...
@NewHeart (528)
• Canada
18 Dec 06
not his fault but son must have depleted your body of all your calcuiem (not sure spelling)and other of your vitamins and hormones which has now affected your teeth, or is it possible youve picked up a gum disease due to lack of minerals in your body...
@megs85 (3144)
• Australia
31 Jan 07
Yeah, my cheeky chop littl eboy, took all my calcium so his bones could grow extra long LOL. I wasnt informed of this, otherwise I would have taken calcium supplements. Four litres of coca cola everyday probably didnt help the situation. OOPS
@Kylalynn (1773)
• South Africa
13 Dec 06
The dentist should inject aneashetic into the area around the tooth and when it is numb he will pull out your tooth and you won't feel any pain. Insist on aneashetic.
@megs85 (3144)
• Australia
13 Dec 06
Can I insist on being put to sleep so I dont feel anything at all? I hate teeth, and I detest dentists... :(
• India
31 Jan 07
wt kind of help do u want sweety.......
@maryannemax (12170)
• Sweden
31 Jan 07
i have brittle teeth according to my dentist. that's why no matter how many times i brush and gargle with mouthwash a day, most of my teeth got "rotten", too. at first, we tried fillings especially the molars. yet, years after, those filled teeth still break. so, i had no choice but to have them pulled because i feel so uneasy to go to the doctor all the time and have them filled again after breaking at some point. honestly, funny at it may be, i had 6 molars pulled already. i am planning to have the spaces filled with false teeth but not now yet. i need to save some money for it. and by the way, it does not really hurt because of the anesthesia and the care of your dentist. you just think it hurts. but it really doesn't. just put your trust to your dentist and you'll be okey.
@palina77 (1178)
• United States
31 Jan 07
Tooth is going to hafl rotted now you have nothing to do as you did not take care from the bening. At first you aught to go the dentist becaose tooth at front part should not pulled but if it is inside the mouth you can pull it without delay because if you delay another tooth from its side may affect. After pulling you will have to make a new artificial tooth and will fill your gap to keep strong other tooth. No pain, even you will not know how your tooth pulled within a minute. Just one injection will push near the tooth you will pull and then will pull it without any pain.
• United States
30 Jan 07
I am right there with you!! I was so HAPPY to see that I wasn't abnormal. During my pregnancy, I had 3 teeth break off (one actually came out completely). You know the old wives tale that "you lose 1 tooth for each baby?" We'll, I thought I was having 3 babies @ the rate my teeth were falling out :) :) Then after I had her it got worse & like you in constant pain-- I couldn't eat/sleep. I got pain pills for the pain & that didn't even touch it, I went through tubes of abesol & did every natural remedy I could think of but nothing worked. We really can't afford it either-- but my husband said- You need to go get them fixed so I did & it's been a long journey. My little girl is 15 months old now & I've been having them worked on every since she was 3 months old. I've had atleast 8 root canals and teeth pulled & rebuilt back up etc. etc. It's costed a lot because our insurance didn't pick up much-- but, let me tell you-- it is SO WORTH EVERY penny. No one can understand if they have never had tooth pain.. Getting your teeth pulled will not hurt near as much as to what you are experiencing right now!!! Trust me. Seriously, if you can get a credit card with 0% interest and get the rest of your teeth done. For the first time the other day I was able to actually eat & I wasn't in constant pain. I hope you can get everything taken care of so your not in pain anymore.
@gabs8513 (48710)
• United Kingdom
29 Jan 07
It actually can hurt quite a bit it really depends which ones you have to have Pulled My teeth went as well after the first one I think most do
@angelface23 (2497)
• United States
29 Jan 07
oh yeah.. sorry I didn't read your whole post. When I got mine out they gave me two shots of novacaine and I didn't feel a thing, it really took like 2 seconds. Don't worry girl. If it is a simple extraction it shouldn't cost that much but if it is a surgical extraction where they have to cut the tooth out then it is more expensive. At least that's how it is over here in the US.
@angelface23 (2497)
• United States
29 Jan 07
I know what you mean. My teeth weren't perfect before but I needed some work done on them and when I was about 2-3 months along I went to the dentist and they wanted to do some root canals but then they cancelled saying they wanted to wait until after the baby. Well I pissed around after the baby and my insurance ran out so I couldn't get the work done. That was in like August. I had to have a tooth pulled since then which my gram payed for. I am getting on my husbands insurance soon so I can finally go back to the dentist but I think it might be too late and will have to get the problem teeth pulled. They are all in the back so that's good at least.
@lrajnish (171)
• India
14 Jan 07
it wont hurt u at all... doc's usually give you a local anesthesia and then pull it out!!!!!
@meme0907 (3481)
• United States
13 Jan 07
I promise you it won't hurt if you get a good dentist who will give you novacaine & nitrus gas-I had a back tooth pulled & the first dentist I went to was psycho he broke my tooth off!!! I had to drive to another dentist & all he did was tap it to bust it up & pick out the pieces w/ something that looked like a pecan picker-it did not hurt one bit.You'll do fine chickie & if you're really scared & have dental insurance you could always get sleep dentistry. You're in my prayers babydoll I know how bad a toothache hurts :hugs: here's +'s :)
@edigital (2710)
• United States
12 Jan 07
Do not be afraid off. No pain will be after you pull it by a dentist. After pulling you must have fill it with a artificial tooth from a dentist. My 2 tooth from bottom line and at front pulled out recently due to pain and it is now no harm for me but looking some bad when talking with others.
• Ukraine
8 Jan 07
hi there, i am a dentist... i have done countless extraction under local anaestesia. it does not pain at all. trust me. but looks like u r an aprehensive person who prefers to be put to sleep for pulling out tooth. but i think there is one more option for u.... u can be given sedation... the advantage is u can go home after the sedation is off, it an be done in a dental office. where was for sleep u need to be hospitalized