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spygirl

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I have to have a root canal at 8:00 AM tomorrow morning... I can think of so many other things I'd rather be doing... Like letting zombies eat my brains.

So if I post something weird tomorrow, its because I'm under the influence. :LOL:
 

ElGatoLoco

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I've had several root canals. My dentist was cool. She would always prescribe the very strong pain killers. My experience with root canals has been good. Everyone makes them out to be the horribly painful. They are unpleasant for sure but I've always found the pain minimal.

I went to my dentist one time and she told me I needed to go see a specialist about getting a "reverse" root canal. I was sweating bullets. They go in through your gums. Ouch! But I went to the specialist and she told me I just needed a regular root canal. I swear, this specialist was freaking unreal. I was in and out in about 45 minutes.

I hated getting the crown more than the root canal.
 

spygirl

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That's what my hubby said, that the crown was the worst part. I really like my doctor, but I just can't stand the sound of the drills. Plus, I tend to have a high pain tolerance, so I tend to freak that they're not going to use enough pain killer.
 

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I'm a dental hygienist so I am an evil dental employee..LOL (just joking, I'm nice :Smile:)

Root canals get a bad name but actually it's not the procedure that hurts it is the tooth ache you usually get before you get a root canal. The root canal acutally gets rid of the pain. However it is normal to be sore afterwards because of being open so long and anytime you do something to your teeth it can be a source of trauma.
Just make sure that if you start to feel anything tell the dentist, they will give you more dental anesthetic so you aren't in discomfort. People sometimes are leary to ask for more but, really we would rather you ask for more than sit there in pain.
Also I'd recommend taking some ibuprofen (if you aren't allergic to it) prior to your appointment, it will really help with how you feel afterwards. You can also take some after the procedure so that when the numbness wears off you will be more comfortable.
 

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I have to have a root canal at 8:00 AM tomorrow morning... I can think of so many other things I'd rather be doing... Like letting zombies eat my brains.

So if I post something weird tomorrow, its because I'm under the influence. :LOL:
Bwwwaaaaaahahahahahahah @ zombies, NOT at the root canal :ThumbsDown: I hate going to the dentist, it truly freaks me out, lol. I gag so much I make sure I don't eat anything before I go......you have someone to drive you, right? Or are you flying home? :LOL:
 

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I have to have a root canal at 8:00 AM tomorrow morning... I can think of so many other things I'd rather be doing... Like letting zombies eat my brains.

So if I post something weird tomorrow, its because I'm under the influence. :LOL:
Good luck!! Hope everything goes well... Thank God... I have had good teeth all my life, so besides braces as a kid... I kinda like going to the dentist... My dentist and hygenist are so cool!!

Spygirl.... I gave this to Kat today... but after I read your post... decided you should have one too!!

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:LOL::LOL:
 

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Oh I am with you girl. I think the sounds and smell are worse then what is happening. I look at the tools and think I just used something that looked exactly like that to cut carbon. Ahhh crazy.
 

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Goodluck today. I feel for you deeply. I have high anxiety when going to the dentist,,no matter what they are doing I make them give me gas. I hyperventilate on the way there, its not uncommon if I lose my breakfast on the way, its a all day illness if I have to go.

I was tramautized as a child by a dentist my parents took me too and I actually ended up needing therapy, it was awful. lol

I hope it all goes well for you tho.
 

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Thanks for all the well wishes!

It actually went pretty well. I'm a bit sore, but not too bad at all. The doctor was super patient with me and my dang gag reflex that has just gotten worse now that I'm pregnant. He was quick and efficient and he staff took great care of me. Now I'm off to sleep the rest of the day away! :LOL:
 

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Thanks for all the well wishes!

It actually went pretty well. I'm a bit sore, but not too bad at all. The doctor was super patient with me and my dang gag reflex that has just gotten worse now that I'm pregnant. He was quick and efficient and he staff took great care of me. Now I'm off to sleep the rest of the day away! :LOL:
mmmmm drugs. lol:ThumbsUp:

Glad it went well for you.
 

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Thanks for all the well wishes!

It actually went pretty well. I'm a bit sore, but not too bad at all. The doctor was super patient with me and my dang gag reflex that has just gotten worse now that I'm pregnant. He was quick and efficient and he staff took great care of me. Now I'm off to sleep the rest of the day away! :LOL:
I'm glad that you are alright! Yes, sleep and relax!
 
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