How can I pull my own tooth...?

I can't afford a dentist ! should I go to Lowes and buy visegrips after I hit the liquor store ?
Answers:    Pulling Your Own Teeth

Even though it may sound very odd and downright compelling, a lot of people actually try to extract their own teeth. Toothache pain can be very painful and very frustrating, making you try anything to get relief. Depending on how bad the pain is, you'll be more than willing to do just about anything you can to get the pain to stop. Abscesses or really bad cavities are among the worst, as the pain never seems to let up - no matter what you do.

In the old days, teeth were extracted by pliers, as there were no dentists around. During these times, people would get drunk on alcohol and then the teeth would be extracted. There was no such thing as anesthesia back then, so it was impossible to locally numb the pain. These days though, local anesthesia is the best way to numb a toothache before pulling the tooth. If you attempt to pull a tooth yourself, you'll feel the pain no matter what you do.

There are situations however, in which you can pull your own teeth. Baby teeth for example, are acceptable to pull. Before you yank it out though, you should check on the age of when the tooth in question should be removed. If you wiggle the tooth around and it appears to be loose, then chances are it will come out without a problem. On the other hand, if you pull the tooth and it turns out to be an abscess, you'll end up with a real problem and your hands and you'll need to visit a dentist as soon as you can.

Another situation in which it is acceptable to pull your own teeth is when you have a severe case of gum disease. Gum disease can cause the socket and the bone to become extremely decayed, which will result in the destruction of the tooth. If the gum disease is severe enough, the tooth will be extremely loose and will come out without a problem. In some cases, the tooth can be almost unbearable to the touch. If you have gum disease and notice a loose tooth, you should be careful when pulling it. If you don't do it properly or if you do it too soon, you could end up breaking the top of the tooth. If this happens, you'll need to go to the dentist to have the remaining portion of the tooth cut out.

Even though a tooth may feel loose when you touch it, doesn't always mean that you can grab a pair of pliers and rip it out. Teeth are very delicate. If you try to rip a tooth out with pair of pliers and make a mistake, you should end up doing more harm than good. Putting pliers in your mouth can also lead to an infection, which would send you to the dentist. Abscesses on the other hand, should never be dealt with on your own - you'll need to go to a dentist to have him properly extract the tooth and give you some antibiotics to stop the infection.

To be on the safe side and avoid any potential problems that could easily arise, you should always go to the dentist if you have a toothache. No matter how bad the pain may be, you should never attempt to pull the tooth yourself. Your dentist can numb the area before he pulls the tooth, so you'll feel no pain at all. He will also prescribe you some pain medicine and antibiotics as well, to help treat any infection you may have. If you attempt to pull the tooth yourself, you'll only cause more problems in the end - and end up going to a dentist anyway.
i wouldnt reccomend that it could get infected and your mouth is pretty important!
well first of all they have free clinics, but those are probably bullshit, i dont' know much about them, haha, but seriously smoke a lot of weed, and rip your tooth out with vice grips, also they sell things like orajel which you can use to numb the area.
Do not attempt to pull your own tooth or anyone else's tooth. You could end up with a bad infection, excessive bleeding, etc. Set up a payment plan with your dentist or any dentist that may do that for you & have the tooth extracted the right way.
I hope you're not serious. See if you can find a dentist who will let you pay in installments. If you have a bad tooth, you could have an infection and open yourself up to a wide variety of other health problems. The health of your teeth effects your overall health.
If you are really serious about this I will give you my best guess as to what may aid you in pain relief.

Start a few hours before and take a few tablets of ibuprofen, the max in a day an adult should take is 3200mg. Take 4 tabs of 150 mg tabs. Boil your metal instruments if you plan on using them, then lay them off to cool. Get the maximum concentration amount of orajel that the pharmacies sell. If it is a upper tooth, swab a ton of orajel around the whole tooth, the cheek side as well as the tongue side of the tooth. Put it on there and leave it on there, try not to swallow, keep things dry.
If it is a molar located on the bottom arch this will most likely hurt pretty bad. The nerve branch that innervates the lower molars and premolars is imbedded deep in the back of the jaw. You will have a hard time getting lower molars and premolars numb with orajel. Also with molars you are dealing with multiple roots. If these roots are conical and do not go off in different directions the tooth should come out easily. If they are not conical and bend, curve in different directions, they will break and most likely you will need the aid of cutting bone to get these roots out. Sometimes general dentists like myself send these teeth off to the Oral Surgeon who has more training in dealing with teeth that have curvy bent roots. These teeth have to be cut out.

Now lets say you are dealing with a single rooted tooth and you are a little numb from the orajel(orajel is very weak by the way), and lets say you have premedicated yourself (ibuprofen). Take your vise grips hold on to the tooth and start by wiggling the tooth out to the cheek side first. The cheek side usually has the least amount of bone, this will offer up the least amount of resistance. Then tilt it back to the tongue side, then back out to the cheek side. If you can place steady pressure on the tooth, the bone will eventually loosen up and give the tooth a little more wiggle room. You will always want to take the tooth out by tilting out to the cheek side, not to the tongue side.

Good Luck. I do not advocate this technique nor do I condone the use of premedicative agents such as alcohol or marijuana, but if you have to use them, then be as careful as possible. Continue the use of ibuprofen after your attempt at tooth removal. Ibuprofen and Tylenol together will provide you better pain relief than any narcotic.

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