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Is it acceptable practise for a dental practitioner to

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Is it acceptable practise for a dental practitioner to inject anaesthetic directly into the nerve of a tooth in an attempt at extraction? This happened to me a few years ago; I have not been able to face dental treatment since. Even thinking about the pain I suffered still makes me cry. I was not even aware that I could scream, let alone panic the other patients waiting outside. I know I need treatment, five years on, but I am too afraid to seek treatment.
Submitted: 10 months ago.
Category: Medical
Expert:  Dr. Phil, MD replied 10 months ago.

Hello. I'm Dr. Phil, licensed and practicing internist. Excellent service is my goal.

Expert:  Dr. Phil, MD replied 10 months ago.

I'm very sorry this happened.

would you be willing to take medication before the dentist to help calm you down?