Re: How Long Does It Take T Extract Root Canaled Tooth?
I just had my lower right second molar removed last wed. and I was considering IV sedation but opted to take a little Xanax before I got to the office and went with a local. I felt absolutely nothing. I was actually surprised that the tooth was out, I thought they were still working on it, that's how numb I was. It felt like it took about 20 minutes but according to my watch it took longer but I was listening to comedy routines on my iPod and the time flew by.
I am a VERY phobic person so trust me it's really no big deal. If you do start to feel anything during the procedure let the dentist know and they'll numb you up some more (that's what I did).
My extraction wasn't a real simple one either. I have really long roots and a good dense jaw bone. My tooth was also pretty decayed so they took it out in pieces and I still didn't feel a thing. I don't think having a root canal makes much of a difference, at least not from what you may feel. I'm meeting with my oral surgeon for a follow-up today and I'll ask him what he has to say.
I didn't hear or see anything that I haven't seen before while having my teeth worked on and honestly I've had crown work done that was much more arduous.
Good luck with your tooth and don't put it off, it only makes things worse.