I broke a tooth recently, one that had been root canaled. I don’t have hte money to repair and put a crown on the motherfucker, so I opted to get it extracted. This turned out to be a bad move. Two and a half hours, and the novocaine did barely anything. That sucked enough, but now five days later it still hurts like a bitch and is probably infected. Now I get to miss another hour of work to go see the dentist again. Hopefully whatever she does today does not require large amounts of mechanical leverage.
I’ve never been one to want to be sedated or gassed during dental procedures, but I might start requesting it if I have to keep seeing this dentist. I have not had good luck with molar extractions. One took two hours and resulted in permanent nerve damage, and this one I might have an infection or dry socket.