The electrical shock sensation that you experienced during the injection indicates a direct hit to a bundle of nerves. It had nothing to do with the type of anesthetic used. You may OR may not experience some lingering, temporary numbess until the nerves repair themselves.
The black metal was either a piece of mercury filling, a piece of metal from the crown (if the tooth was crowned) or a piece of a post (if a post had been placed in the tooth). Yes, it is good that the piece of metal came out.
Only use the gauze if you are actively bleeding as in oozing blood... do not put the gauze in dry, make sure you "slightly" moisten it with water before putting it in and leave it in for 20 minutes applying firm, steady pressure without disturbing it. Do not keep changing the gauze every few minutes. The moist gauze prevents the clot from sticking to it and the continued pressure is what stops the bleeding.
It is best to sleep with your head elevated tonight. If you wake up with some blood on your pillow, that is normal.
Glad you did okay!!
Originally Posted by gdmcor
Well, the tooth is out and has been out for 1 and a half hours. There's still a little bleeding, so I'm using the gauze.
A weird thing that happened when the shots were administered. I got an electrical shock! He asked me if I did, and said that was actually a good sign!?
It felt like liquid was dripping down my chin - hot liquid. I asked him what he used and I believe he said lidocaine.
Bryanna, do you know if this is normal?
Anyway, the extraction was very quick and the tooth looked awful, so much decay. Glad it's out!
Another thing, when I pulled my gauze off once, along with the blood, there was a little piece of black metal, looked like a piece of filling. Is this normal? I wouldn't want the hole to close with metal in it.