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Tooth Extraction on a old root canal tooth.... Question

So, I have a root canal tooth that needs to be pulled, they took the crown off and determined it's to far gone so need to have it pulled.

 

My question is - Have you had this done and were you put under for it?

It is an extra 600 out of pocket for the sedation, I cannot do "laughing gas" as it makes me sick so its either stay away or be put under while they pull it.  I just want to hear what others did in the same circumstance.

 

Thank you!

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Re: Tooth Extraction on a old root canal tooth.... Question

When I had it done it was no big deal. Because the root was gone, the tooth came out in pieces. I just had novicane. I have never had "laughing gas" nor have I ever been put under for dental work. And I have had alot of stuff done.

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Re: Tooth Extraction on a old root canal tooth.... Question

@Sandgirl 

 

DH had to have this done last week, no 'sedation', just novacaine and he did fine.

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Re: Tooth Extraction on a old root canal tooth.... Question

I've had root canals, extractions and an implant and novacane worked just fine. Never did want to spend the extra money or feeling groggy afterward.

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@Sandgirl  I've had it done and no I wasn't sedated. It's a bit nerve wracking, but with Novocaine I didn't feel any pain and the relief when it was over was worth the price of admission. My suggestion would be to save that $600 for something a lot more fun.


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Re: Tooth Extraction on a old root canal tooth.... Question

I've endured a few of these while under Novocaine.  I felt no pain.  If you begin to feel pain, you need to alert your dentist so he/she can stop and give you more Novocaine.  I felt the pulling sensation of the extraction.  It's not painful you just feel it coming out.  

 

I've also had 3 dental implants inserted while under Novocaine.  If your dentist knows what he/she is doing, you should be fine.  

 

 

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Re: Tooth Extraction on a old root canal tooth.... Question

I had it done last year. Just Novacaine. It was over in about 15 minutes. I then got a dental implant for to replace the tooth. 

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I don't like being put under for dental work.  I've survived several implants, bone grafting, and extractions....all with novocaine.  

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I had a tooth that had a root canal years ago.  It was the back molar on the top.  The tooth broke. My dentist suggested that I go to an oral surgeon to have it pulled. The oral surgeon was the best thing I have ever done when it comes to teeth.  After numbing it, he had that tooth out in about one minute, really!  Such a professional, him and his staff. This is what they do.  I would highly recommend finding an oral surgeon.

And, it was not expensive, less than a visit to my regular dentist for a filling.

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Re: Tooth Extraction on a old root canal tooth.... Question


@Meowingkitty wrote:

I had it done last year. Just Novacaine. It was over in about 15 minutes. I then got a dental implant for to replace the tooth. 


I plan to do the same thing. Thank you!!!