Pain tolerance varies from person to person, and I can just speak on behalf of my individual experience.
Just some background info: I recently got braces a couple of days ago. A wire was just put on my bottom teeth and prior to continuing with the wires on the leading teeth, my orthodontist highly recommended I have 2 upper and 2 lower pre molar extractions (the teeth next to the canines).
I have a great deal of over crowding and my jaw is not proportional to my facial structure.
I really had no other choice but to extract the 4 teeth, or I was unable to proceed with the rest 2 years of my orthodontic path.
The day of my extractions: As a very nervous person who suffers from anxiety, I was shaking like crazy. I couldn’t walk straight and I felt I will faint prior to I even sat into the dental professional chair.
I was taken to a little dentists room waiting nervously. My palms were sweating and I attempted my finest to focus on my breathing.
Even being grown, I was still scared shitless. I attempted considering all the young kids who had this treatment done and how excellent the end outcome of this would be. It would be worth it.
Finally the dental professional is available in and my heart rate increases due to the fact that I know precisely what will come. After stating a worried bye to my mama, I was alone. My dental professional offered me shots with a needle 2 times in the gums of each pre molar, with an overall of 8 needle shots. This was simply to numb my mouth and it was pain-free, by far the simplest part of the whole process.
Generally a dentist would leave his patient for a couple of minutes so the numbing/ freezing would enter into action however, my dental expert proceeded with the extractions right now.
I’m not going to lie, it was one of the most uncomfortable sensations I had ever felt. Although I was numb, i was not unconscious and could still feel everything.
In general, out of 4 extractions, only one leading pre molar was the most agonizing and painful. The whole extraction procedure just took about 15 mins but seemed like hours.
the after mathematics of the extractions was honestly the worst part. I couldnt talk or feel my face at all that made me truly worried. I was sobbing out of aggravation and worry of how much blood I was losing. It truthfully felt like a number of gallons of blood (sorry, tmi).
The 2 hour cars and truck flight was absolutely horrific. I was dripping blood everywhere however I couldn’t feel it since my face was numb. My sibling needed to tell me when I was bleeding and kept offering me brand-new gauze to bite down on, which I was happy for. The worst part was the gauze would have lots of blood within a 5 minute duration and I would have to replace them over and over for 2 hours.
Blood was dripping on my clothes and all over the car. It was practically difficult to stop it.
after I got house it was just a cycle of rinsing my mouth every 5 minutes and utilizing ice packs on my numb jaw.
by night time (8 hours post extractions), I was perfectly great and had the ability to drink meal replacement shakes.
if your reading this and are terrified of any pain, just know whatever is short-lived. The discomfort only occurs for a couple of seconds. Keep one’s cool and don’t stress over any pain.
POINTERS: bring tissues with you (a lot), don’t brush your teeth throughout those 24 hours after the extractions, ensure your dental practitioner recommends you medicine for the pain after the extractions (usually naproxen), stick to a cold food diet for 2– 3 days, STAY AWAY from hot foods as they can trigger swelling and infections, and just know the bleeding will eventually decrease so do not be fretted for the excess quantities of blood.
Sorry this was actually long but hope this assisted any clueless peeps out there, Best wishes!
Edit: I likewise forgot to point out that a decayed tooth extraction where the cavity has hit the nerve and a regular healthy tooth extraction are totally various concerning discomfort. Decayed, cavity filled tooth extractions are WAY more painful (stating from experience). I would recommend if you have a decaying tooth to get it drawn out immediately or the pain will grow even worse.