Does it hurt to remove a tooth?
The necessity of a visit to the dentist sometimes scares even very brave people. And therefore, there are often situations where patients come with neglected cases of caries, when the crown of the tooth is almost completely destroyed, and it is no longer possible to save the tooth. In such cases, it is necessary to remove the aching tooth. The need for this scares. Does it really hurt to extract a tooth? Is it so scared of this medical intervention? Let's look at this issue together.
Anesthesia during tooth extraction
Currently, the extraction is performed only under local, and in some cases even under general anesthesia.
With local anesthesia, the dentist injects a special anesthetic drug (novocaine, lidocaine, etc.) into the gum, which blocks the transmission of pain irritation along the nerves to the cerebral cortex. Due to this pain when removing the tooth is not felt. Although the discomfort from “digging” in the mouth, the pressure and crunch of the tooth being removed will still be felt.But agree - it is still not a pain!
Some people categorically refuse local anesthesia during tooth extraction, considering it harmful. Especially often pregnant women do this because of the fear that the drug may harm the development of their child. But just the negative effect of pain on the body of the fetus is much more pronounced than the possible harm from the drug used for anesthesia. Moreover, in the arsenal of dentists there are special painkillers that were specially developed for pregnant women.
Does wisdom tooth hurt
It is believed that wisdom teeth have deep enough roots and their removal is associated with pronounced pain sensations. This is not true. The procedure is performed under local anesthesia. It can be accompanied by unpleasant, but not painful sensations. Even if the removal process is delayed, the doctor can always perform a repeated injection of the anesthetic drug.
Does it hurt to remove the tooth root
Sometimes the tooth crown is completely destroyed, and only deep roots in the gum remain from the tooth.In this case, the doctor usually makes a small incision in the gum, expands it, and then with the help of a special tool, seizes the root and removes it. However, this procedure, due to local anesthesia, is absolutely painless.