I hope you’re starting to feel better raccoon city. I’ve had five teeth extracted and my top tip is to follow the recommendations for reducing the risk of dry socket (a.k.a. alveolar osteitis): no sucking, no spitting, no smoking, and no hot drinks for the first few days.
I had a local dentist extract one of my teeth and he almost ruined my next and jaw. Some dentists are downright scary. I learned from a friend to pay 50% more if it is a big rear tooth and get a skilled dentist/surgeon to cut it in 4 pieces and pull it out with no pain at all anywhere. I did it next time and it was like a miracle. I will never go back to my local dentist for anything.
Two years ago they extracted one “wisdom tooth” (third molar) out of my mouth. I can really feel with you raccoon city. It’s far more displeasing afterwards than during the actual extraction. They told me that my mandibular nerve was located extremely close to the tooth that needed to be extracted. Eventually, I had to sign a form for not sueing them if all my left-faced muscles incl. left side of the tongue became numb indefinitely in case they hit the nerve. They made an expensive 3D x-ray image of my jaw to minimize any risks. Fortunately, it all worked out.
I had my 2nd last tooth out when i was younger it cracked in half and i had to wait days to get surgery that pain was worse then the procedure i think. Plus being young and dumb i downed a whole pack of painkillers in a few hours the ones with codeine almost like OD lol.
I had a bad experience when I was 16 years old.
I had an absces on a tooth and spent a sleepless night in agony. Went to the dentist first thing in the morning, and in those days they just yanked the tooth out. He gave me an anesthetic injection but it didn’t work because of the infection. So he gave me some antibiotics and told me to come back late afternoon after school to have the tooth pulled.
When I went back, the anesthetic still didn’t work, so he said “doesn’t matter - I’ll pull the tooth out anyway”
(I think he had a night time job at the abbatoir…)
I could feel everything he did and as he tried to pull the tooth, it broke off at the gum.
He started poking into the root with steel spikes and long nosed pliers. I was screaming and covered in sweat and blood at that stage.
He threatened me and said if I didn’t cooperate he would have to put me into hospital. I had never been in hospital and was a bit scared what might happen. Anyway after a long ordeal, breaking up the root with spikes and pliers he got the last chips of tooth out.
I didn’t go to a dentist for 10 years after that.