Three days ago I had my bottom back left molar extracted. I have had other molars extracted in the past with literally NO repurcussions. This extraction was difficult, took a lot more time than the previous ones and required two different kinds of novacaine to numb. Even with these injections, I could still feel a great deal of discomfort. At some point in the process a large muscle in my left thigh began to convulse and this continued on and off throughout the procedure.
After the extraction was over my entire body began to shake uncontrollably and I felt increasingly cold. These symptoms continued for several hours and I could not get warm no matter how many blankets I used. The shaking was severe and seemed to be eminating from the core of my body . . . I could feel the shaking internally as well as externally.
I was frightened by this experience and went back to the dentist's office. The entire staff seemed surprised by my symptoms and actually said they had never seen this before, which made it even more worrisome. They offered no solution or treatment and simply sent me home.
Does anyone have a clue what caused these symptoms? Is there anything the dentist/staff could have done to treat my symptoms?
I consider the entire experience to have been one of the more traumatic medical experiences I've had and now wish I had not had the tooth extracted, or had chosen a different dentist.View Thread