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Sir does extraction of teeth for the installation of dental braces cause pain during and after extraction?

ANSWER: Humair - The extraction of teeth can always produce pain.  That is the reason why local anesthetic is injected for extractions to numb the area to produce a more painless extraction.  It really doesn't matter  whether the extraction is for braces or for and infection, they both can be painful.

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QUESTION: Sir as you said that local anesthetic is injected before extraction, so then will extractions would not cause pain during and after surgery?

Humair - If the doctor was accurate with the injection, the tooth and its surrounding none will become numb.  If properly done, the patient will have no pain, but the patient will feel pressure.  If the extraction is difficult for the dentist and excess forces are needed to extract the tooth, the patient will feel the pushing and pulling forces, but not the sharp pain of the extraction itself.

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Joel S. Teig, DMD, Diplomate ABOMS, retired


I am a board certified oral and maxillofacial surgeon available to answer questions related to tooth extractions, implant insertion, facial recontruction, facial and oral tumor removal, TMJ dysfunction and various successful treatments, including surgery if all else fails, and occlusal discrepancy requiring orthognathic or jaw surgery.


Board Certified Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeon practicing for over 20 years. Assistant Clincal Professor at State University School of Dentistry.

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