b) get it extracted with just the use of local anesthesia
c) knock it out yourself
The reason I ask is because one of my baby teeth (I have two with no big teeth under them) needs to come out. I've never had to get any work done on my teeth so I have no idea about extractions except that they are painful (I was also born without wisdom teeth too so I never needed to get those out).
Since this is a baby tooth with no roots (and a gap underneath it, thus the reason it needs to be removed) - I wonder what's the easiest, most painless and most time efficient way to get this tooth removed. I do have dental insurance, but I was thinking that a swift elbow to the tooth might take care of this silly inconvenience just as well as a few hours at the dentist...
I have two empty spaces in my mouth were there was never any adult teeth under the baby ones. Luckily they aren't visible when i smile. Mine were pulled out when I was in junior high before I got braces. If i remember correctly they didn't come out easy and were in pieces once it was done. I say just get some novacain and have them yank that fucker out. Problem is, tooth implants are fucking expensive and typically not covered by insurance.
I had a baby tooth (upper jaw) until a few years ago. As I aged it became so small and began to yellow in color, so I had an orthodontist look at it with options. I also had an overbite along with a couple of slight "fangs".
Anyway, we determined that I should have the baby tooth extracted, and because I'm so old, the adult tooth underneath would have to be brought down into place with a ligature (Instead of waiting for it to come in on its own like when we were kids)). So off I went to an oral surgeon. He locally anesthetized my gum, extracted the baby tooth, and attached an appliance to the tip of the adult tooth so an orthodontist could attach a ligature to it later.
Then I went to the orthodontist who applied braces to all my teeth, attached a ligature to the adult tooth in my gum, and connected it to the wire going across my uppers. It took a long time to get that damn adult tooth to come down (over a year), but it finally did and after wearing those braces for 5 years, I now have really nice teeth, and a good bite.