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    Anyone had a root canal lately?

    Having my first one tomorrow. Not really nervous, just wondering what to expect. Will I be able to go back to work immediately afterwards?



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    Re: Anyone had a root canal lately?

    They are awesome!!

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    Re: Anyone had a root canal lately?

    I had one a couple years ago, left work in the morning, went to the Endodontist, then came back to work. If your in as much pain as I was before I had mine done, you'll actually feel alot better afterward. I don't think they are as bad as people say, I've had worse dental procedures.

    One thing though, make sure they put you on antibiotics. I went to straight to the endodontist cause I was in pain and never had any prescribed, and I got a terrible sinus infection like an hour after my root canal.



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    Re: Anyone had a root canal lately?

    No but I've been watching ISU for 20 years now....I think I know what pain is!


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    Re: Anyone had a root canal lately?

    They are not as bad as they were 10 years ago. Mine was pretty smooth.


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    Re: Anyone had a root canal lately?

    Quote Originally Posted by CloneIce View Post
    I had one a couple years ago, left work in the morning, went to the Endodontist, then came back to work. If your in as much pain as I was before I had mine done, you'll actually feel alot better afterward. I don't think they are as bad as people say, I've had worse dental procedures.

    One thing though, make sure they put you on antibiotics. I went to straight to the endodontist cause I was in pain and never had any prescribed, and I got a terrible sinus infection like an hour after my root canal.
    Yeah, I am in a lot of pain now, anxious for it to be over. I've been swallowing Advil like it's candy. They gave me some Lortabs but said I couldn't drink alcohol with it so f--- that. They put me on antibiotics a week before the procedure, so hopefully I'm good there.



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    Re: Anyone had a root canal lately?

    Quote Originally Posted by mjones34 View Post
    No but I've been watching ISU for 20 years now....I think I know what pain is!

    Damn you, you beat me too it!



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    Re: Anyone had a root canal lately?

    Root canal? Just pull it.



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    Re: Anyone had a root canal lately?

    Not bad at all. I've had 2 within the last 5 years (apparently a hockey stick to the face can cause nerve damage and roots to die years later).

    The 2nd one I went in for, I actually fell asleep and took a little nap while they were working. The assistant/nurse was laughing when she woke me up to tell me it was over.



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    Re: Anyone had a root canal lately?

    They're not really painful, just long, uncomfortable and annoying. The tooth is already dead if you need one, so there is not the usual pain associated with drilling. As others have said, you'll feel a lot better after it is over.



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    Re: Anyone had a root canal lately?

    Had one last month on a very far back molar. Three trips to finish. Three roots to traverse. No real pain just the darn water dam. Two ninety minute ones and one 30 minute. $1000. Lots of s-rays to make sure he was drilling properly. Just patience.


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    Re: Anyone had a root canal lately?

    Just had mine last November. Not bad: make sure the dentist make you numb and don't hesitate to tell him/her if you still feel the pain.



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    Re: Anyone had a root canal lately?

    I've had 3. Its about like getting a cavity filled, only it takes longer. They do break out the heavy strength Novacaine for root canals so the shot is slightly more intense and you will be more numb for a longer time. They also put a rubber seal around the tooth to keep it sterile, its about the size of a quarter or larger so it seems huge and made it slightly hard to breathe the first time till I got used to it. Also they will try to get you to put a crown on that tooth later. Hey- just have fun with it!


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    Re: Anyone had a root canal lately?

    I had one done a few years. I got home and it hurt like no other. I went back the next morning, they took out the temporary filling and took one of those tiny little files and stuck it in one of the canals that had the dead nerve. Well the nerve wasn't dead. They had given me no novocaine beforehand. Friggen dentist laughed. Should have strapped his lard butt in the chair!! If I had claws I would have been stuck to the ceiling like a cat. Worst dentist experience ever!!



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    Re: Anyone had a root canal lately?

    Quote Originally Posted by ruxCYtable View Post
    Yeah, I am in a lot of pain now, anxious for it to be over. I've been swallowing Advil like it's candy. They gave me some Lortabs but said I couldn't drink alcohol with it so f--- that. They put me on antibiotics a week before the procedure, so hopefully I'm good there.
    People always talk about how painful root canals are but if you are in pain you will be happy to have one. I have had a couple and have been in pain prior. very relieved to get the root canal. The post root canal pain is up to what you can handle. It will throb a little but I have always gone back to work



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