Does it hurt to remove the nerve?
Toothache is considered one of the most unbearable and painful. It is comparable only with renal colic. Everyone at least once in his life ever experienced it. If the tooth is whole, and it can be saved, the dentists practice the removal of the nerve so that the tooth can serve the owner for a long time and not suffer pain.
First, let's remember how the nerve was removed 10-15 years ago. Everyone knew that it was painful to remove the nerve because it was done only without anesthesia. The main indicator - a living nerve or not, was the reaction of the patient. If he jumped to the ceiling, then the nerve is alive and we must kill him further. The nerve was killed by a special filling, inside which was arsenic. It was necessary to walk with such a filling for about a week, and then again, by the method of professional tying a needle into the dental canal, the degree of nerve killing was determined.
Therefore, patients still ask the question whether it is painful to remove the nerve. But, fortunately, methods have already been invented by which it didn’t hurt to remove a nerve from a tooth.Now the doctor makes an injection with an anesthetic medicine to the patient, and then with full anesthesia with a thin needle, to which an electric current of small quantities is connected, kills and removes the nerve. The patient does not feel pain either during the procedure or after it. And if the patient is afraid of even the very first injection for anesthesia, then special pastes are invented, which are simply applied to the gums and anesthetize the skin so that there is no pain from the injection.
Removal of a nerve from a tooth without anesthesia is not currently practiced. The only contraindication to the modern method of nerve removal is an allergy to icecoin. But in this case, there are options for the selection of drugs that will not cause allergic reactions.
If you tried to reduce toothache with analgesics before going to the doctor, then anesthesia may not work on you.