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Tooth pulling...

Discussion in 'CycleChat Cafe' started by gbb, 17 Feb 2008.

  1. gbb

    gbb Legendary Member

    Location:
    Peterborough
    Tooth removal..taint what it used to be :tongue:

    30 years ago, i had an 'old school' extraction. Dentists knee in my chest...nnggggg....gahhhhhh....nnnngggg....crack, crack.....ahhhhhhhhh :laugh:

    Just had one today....
    My dentist referred me to the 'ospital because mine had broken deep, half had gone...obviously didnt fancy it himself :becool:. Neither did i funnily enough :eek:

    What a fine bunch...
    Two injections....a few minutes wait...some tool in my mouth :eek::ohmy: (oh....oh dear, just realised what i said :ohmy: ) less than a minutes worth of reasonably gentle but firm pushing and pulling...a change of tool....10 seconds more of the same...

    IS THAT IT THEN !!!!!!!!!!!
    I cant believe how clean and quick it was !!!

    It was so good, think i might book myself in and have the rest out :biggrin:
     
  2. fossyant

    fossyant Ride It Like You Stole It!

    Location:
    South Manchester
    There is a knack to pulling teeth, my bro is in his last year of dental school..... you actually push and wiggle the tooth to break the nerve/root and loosen it, then pull......... probably why the dentist wasn't too keen - not enough tooth.
     
  3. I had a tooth out when I was a kid, it was horrible, after I spewed blood all night :biggrin:. Got another taken out last year (about 24 yrs later) and it was no problem.
     
  4. longers

    longers Veteran

    The only teeth I've had out are my wisdom teeth under GA. Thankfully :laugh:.

    It was funny though as we were all in a row in our beds in the wards, and they took us one by one, so the anaesthetic wore off one by one. The person to your left would wake up and you'd take the mickey out of how they looked only after the person to your right had done the same to you. Happy memories :biggrin:.
     
  5. yenrod

    yenrod Guest

    Last time I had a tooth removed - I thanked the dentist as it had caused me a total night of no sleep...

    NOT RECOMMENDED !..wouldnt wish that on my worst enemy (well, maybe I would but it'd have to be a REALLY nasty person) :biggrin:
     
  6. on the road

    on the road Über Member

    You're lucky, mine took 3 hours, blood everywhere, bits of bone here and there :eek:
     
  7. alecstilleyedye

    alecstilleyedye nothing in moderation Staff Member

    i had one out a few years ago, and the dentist had a student on to observe, as apparently extractions are not as common as they used to be. perhaps because they did not have the whole tooth to work with was what was of interest.

    anyway, i was back at work the same day.
     
  8. Keith Oates

    Keith Oates Janner

    Something I try not to remember but I had one out a few years back that had me sweating in the chair for a while. Don't want to go through that again!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
     
  9. Maz

    Maz Guru

    Be honest...Who else is subconsciously cleaning their teeth with their tongue whilst reading this thread?
     
  10. longers

    longers Veteran

    I do that all the time.
     
  11. Bigtallfatbloke

    Bigtallfatbloke New Member

    ..great...and me having a dentist apt next week an all..
     
  12. snorri

    snorri Legendary Member

    I used to think fillings were worse than extractions.
    The school dentist had a drill powered by a foot treadle, so whilst he was holding the drill on the tooth, his right foot was pumping away on the treadle. The drill was powered by an endless string from drill head to treadle via numerous guide wheels along the way. All the poor patient could do to take his mind of the noise of the drilling was to keep an eye on one of the guide wheels and count the number of seconds it took for the knot in the string to do one complete circuit.:biggrin::eek::laugh:
     
  13. Abitrary

    Abitrary New Member

    God. That's put me off my 10 yearly visit to the dentist
     
  14. mondobongo

    mondobongo Über Member

    I have quite a few broken ones that need pulling, read the OP and thought maybe its time to get my teeth fixed read the rest and thought nah gone this long can manage a bit longer.
     
  15. Between the ages of about 9 and 11 I had 9 teeth out under local anaesthetic, including 3 second teeth. It was bl**dy horrible. I was an orthodontists dream.