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Old 04-25-2007, 02:52 PM   #1
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Root Canal anyone?

I just found out that I have to have a root canal. I asked what it would be like, and they said like having a very long filling Anyone here had a root canal done and what were your experiences? I am hoping for good stories please

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Old 04-25-2007, 02:56 PM   #2
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Ummmm..... who told you that?
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Old 04-25-2007, 02:57 PM   #3
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I've had four and all were fairly good experiences. Three were done by my dentist back in Maryland, the fourth one was done by my dentist here.

They are a bit more than a long filling session. There will be some amount of discomfort, but I found not more than I could stand. The hardest part, really, was having to have my mouth open so long. By the time I left the dental office, I practically had a cramp in my jaw.

I'd heard all manner of horror stories about root canals, which caused me some anxiety before I had my first one. Anxiety or not, I HAD to have the procedure done, so I was a good girl and went to the dentist. I was relieved that I didn't have any kind of experience like those I'd heard about from friends, etc.

I'm just happy the teeth were saved. That was my end goal anyway.

Hope yours goes well.
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Old 04-25-2007, 03:01 PM   #4
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I have never been fond of anything that happens while I am reclined and a masked person put their hands in my mouth.

The best part about a root canal is when they are finished. With most things in life the short term discomfort is minimal once the long term effects of feeling better are obtained.
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Old 04-25-2007, 03:05 PM   #5
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Had it done few times, no big deal. Just ask for extra pain killers during and for after the procedure. Drug your self up pretty well afterwards and you'll be better than fine. Heck that is what I did.

Note: use only legal substance!
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Old 04-25-2007, 03:19 PM   #6
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I have had a few myself, didn't bother me at all. As long as you have a good dentist. He gave me pain pills and I never had to take any. Just having your mouth open so long (as Katie said) was the worse part. They also gave me a Tylenol 3 to take before I left the office. Good Luck !
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Extra pain medication for sure! Smoothies & shakes are yummy too since you wont wanna chew!
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Old 04-25-2007, 03:21 PM   #8
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I agree with Katie E. While there are some discomforts, the horror stories are just routine hearsay and not from reliable sources. If you asked about braces, you would hear the same stories and from adults not children.
The best thing to do is just have everything ready at home so no one is dependent on you for anything. I am sure that your daughter will be able to run any errands needed with her new driver's license.
You and your family will be in my thoughts and prayers.
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Personally, I thought they were unpleasant but not horrible. Not at all like a long filling at least for me, since I had crowns put on afterward, so it was a two part process.

I think it depends on the endodontist. A friend of mine fell asleep during hers.
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Personally, I thought they were unpleasant but not horrible. Not at all like a long filling at least for me, since I had crowns put on afterward, so it was a two part process.
I had crowns put on all of mine, which turned the process into multiple steps. I'm glad I had it done and the crowns are holding up beautifully. Because of it, I'm worth thousands and thousands from my neck up.
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