Root Canal Anyone?

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  1. Mr Clean
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    Who's had one?

    What kind of horrors can I expect?

    My dentist says it's not too painful, but you know how they like to sugarcoat everything.
     
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    nah...it's not too bad.
     
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    not bad the roots are dead so its kinda a relief
     
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    I didn't fee mine.
     
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    My experience was nerve-racking. My regular dentist wouldn't do mine (it was complicated or something, I don't know) and he sent me to someone else. I was nervous, didn't like the dentist (he may have been a specialist), the stark while walls made me dizzy, I almost threw up. I'm a hard to numb person (which is one of the reasons my regular dentist wouldn't do it) and I was beyond nervous that I wouldn't be numbed enough. I was and I don't recall the actual procedure being painful (mine was done in two parts at two different appointments; don't know if that's how they still do them). But later that day and for the next few days it was painful and throbbed. The dentist didn't prescribe me any meds so I just down lots of ibuprofen. If they suggested root canal again I swear I'd tell them to just pull the tooth. Not a fan.
     
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    That is bad.

    I'm also very, very freaky about my teeth. So when I had mine I told the dentist to gas me. He promised me I wouldn't feel anything, and I told him I wanted gas anyway.

    I actually had two...that was the first one.

    For the second one, I didn't use gas. He told the truth...he didn't hurt me with the first one, so I trusted him on the second one, and it was fine.

    I don't think I was prescribed any pain meds, either. It didn't matter, it didn't hurt then or ever. All my oral stuff has turned out really good..and I've had a lot of different stuff done, teeth pulled, cavities filled, braces, caps...and I've never gotten an infection or suffered any undue pain. My mouth was a little sore a couple of times, but it healed up quickly.
     
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    I went to the endondotist to get a root canal a few years ago. Didn't feel a thing. There was a bit of pressure but no pain at all.

    If you feel pain, your dentist isn't doing it right. We're out of the dark ages in dentistry.
     
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    they're lying-----it's hell :cool:
     
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    I'm going in Friday and that's what I'm expecting.
     
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    Nah. Just tell your dentist if you feel anything you're clocking him.
     

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