Your tooth probably was abcessed, and an abcessed tooth
is never pulled until antibiotics have resolved the infection. Also, novacaine does no
good with an abcess, if absolutely necessary to extract an abcessed tooth, then you must be put to sleep. So, you are correct, it was all pain you were feeling! Sounds like a lousy dentist you had!!!!
Pain and odor is usually associated with infection. I would get another dentists opinion just to be on the safe side.