I Survived the Root Canal At Least Round One

@BelleStarr (37119)
Portland, Connecticut
May 15, 2018 9:38pm CST
I had my root canal this morning at 11 am. I was only in the dentist office for 45 minutes. He did the first step in the procedure. Evidently, I need a second visit which is next week and then my personal dentist will need to put the permanent filling into my crown. I told the dentist that I had the extra nerves in my face so he gave me lots of novocaine and it was a relatively pain-free procedure. I can not say that I am totally pain-free now, that whole side of my mouth is sensitive and so is the tooth. I hope that after next week this feeling will go away, it is not very comfortable. After the procedure, we went out to lunch, I had a lobster roll since I thought it would be soft enough to eat with a numb mouth. I figured I deserved it, everything feels better with lobster. Then I went home and took a three-hour nap. I am glad it is over.
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@Mavic123456 (9695)
• Thailand
16 May
the best as always is ice cream. that's what my dentist prescribed. root canal, ouchies. but lobsters???!!! yummmy!!!
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@BelleStarr (37119)
• Portland, Connecticut
19 May
lol I think I prefer the lobster lol
• Thailand
19 May
@BelleStarr who wouldn't? cheers to lobster
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@Starmaiden (3954)
• Dartmouth, Nova Scotia
16 May
I've had two root canals in my lifetime and neither one was painful, during or after. Having a root canal done, for me at least, was not the horror story others have made it out to be.
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@AmbiePam (48173)
• United States
16 May
I slept through mine. I asked my dentist if it was okay if I did, and he laughed at me, and told me I could, but it would be impossible. He propped my mouth open anyway, and off to sleep I went! He didn't realize I hadn't slept in three days, and that morning I had accidentally taken a sleeping pill instead of my thyroid pill.
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@BelleStarr (37119)
• Portland, Connecticut
19 May
The dentist warned me that every root canal is different and that some people have no pain and others do have pain so he could not really tell me how mine would be but it is no pain, thank goodness.
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@JohnRoberts (52288)
• Los Angeles, California
16 May
Did you get prescription antibiotics?
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@BelleStarr (37119)
• Portland, Connecticut
17 May
Nope I didn’t have any infection so I didn’t need any
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@AmbiePam (48173)
• United States
16 May
I guess you have a more complicated situation than I did. When I had a root canal my dentist did it all at one time. It all took about 45 minutes. I have always wanted to try a lobster roll.
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@BelleStarr (37119)
• Portland, Connecticut
18 May
It took 45 minutes but then they put a temporary filling in and he will go back with more of the treatment that they put in the canal next Thursday. Then he will out in another temporary filling and I will need to go to my dentist for the final filling. I am lucky though, I have no infection.
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@TRBRocks420 (73945)
• Banks, Oregon
16 May
Glad they gave you plenty of novocaine.
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@BelleStarr (37119)
• Portland, Connecticut
18 May
Me too!! I am totally into pain free
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• Ponce De Leon, Florida
16 May
Mm lobster. Hope you're doing good now.
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@BelleStarr (37119)
• Portland, Connecticut
18 May
lol Lobster is such a common thing here in Connecticut that I forget that in other places it is a bit of a luxury. But having said that, it was a good lobster roll!!
@mlgen1037 (16452)
• Manila, Philippines
16 May
Hi Belle. I am glad all is fine. And yes, you deserve that lobster.
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@BelleStarr (37119)
• Portland, Connecticut
18 May
I did enjoy that lobster roll lol
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@mlgen1037 (16452)
• Manila, Philippines
19 May
@BelleStarr of course. How are you feeling now, Belle?
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@BelleStarr (37119)
• Portland, Connecticut
19 May
@mlgen1037 I am quite back to normal thank you
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@dgobucks226 (10786)
20 May
Round one is the worst! Especially after the novocaine wears off. Your second visit should be no problem. Most of the roots were dealt with on the first visit.
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@BelleStarr (37119)
• Portland, Connecticut
20 May
lol I am holding you to that!! I feel great right now no more sensitivity at all I can even use my electric toothbrush again!!
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@dgobucks226 (10786)
21 May
@DianneN (74479)
• United States
19 May
Yes, everything feels better with lobster. I had lobster for dinner tonight. I was pretty lucky to have no pain with my root canals.
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@BelleStarr (37119)
• Portland, Connecticut
19 May
Yes I am feeling that way as well, one less thing to worry about
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@DianneN (74479)
• United States
19 May
@porwest (2642)
• United States
17 May
Root canals never seem like a fun experience at all. But I am sure whatever pain was causing the need for it is worse than the pain of fixing it. As for lobster...oh yeah. Lobster is good any time and for whatever reason.
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@BelleStarr (37119)
• Portland, Connecticut
18 May
I have to say this endontist did everything possible to make sure I was both relaxed and pain-free. I hate the sound of the drill but that was about the worst of it.
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@porwest (2642)
• United States
22 May
@BelleStarr Oh, the sound of the drill...aaaacccckkkk! It drives me insane. lol
@sunrisefan (17122)
• Philippines
17 May
They say that tooth extraction has much lesser pain than root canal.
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@BelleStarr (37119)
• Portland, Connecticut
17 May
Yes but they also say you should always try to save the tooth so I decided to give it a try. It wasn’t terrible.
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@sunrisefan (17122)
• Philippines
17 May
@BelleStarr Good to know that it was not that terrible for you, Ms. Belle :)
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@just4him (110223)
• Green Bay, Wisconsin
16 May
I think you deserve the lobster too. I'm sorry you have to do this again two more times, but glad the first step is over.
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@BelleStarr (37119)
• Portland, Connecticut
16 May
Everyone tells me that the worst has already happened that the rest is not much at all so I am pretty relieved.
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@just4him (110223)
• Green Bay, Wisconsin
17 May
@BelleStarr That's good to know.
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@LadyDuck (147850)
• Switzerland
16 May
I am glad you were able to eat your lobster roll. A root canal is not so painful as some pretend.
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@BelleStarr (37119)
• Portland, Connecticut
19 May
I didn't really have pain but the sound of the drill is always offputting.
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@LadyDuck (147850)
• Switzerland
19 May
@BelleStarr I fully agree, it is a sound that makes me immediately uncomfortable.
@Shavkat (56923)
• Philippines
16 May
I hope it didn't take long. I had once and it was a long procedure.
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@BelleStarr (37119)
• Portland, Connecticut
19 May
It was 45 minutes on this visit and will be another 45 minutes on the second I think.
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@Shavkat (56923)
• Philippines
19 May
@BelleStarr Don't worry, my friend. After that, everything will be fine.
@Courtlynn (65688)
• United States
16 May
Sorry you need another visit! Hope that will be the last of it.
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@BelleStarr (37119)
• Portland, Connecticut
19 May
Well there will be the permanent filling to get from my dentist to fill the hole they made in my crown but I am due to get a cleaning soon anyway so maybe we can do it all at one time.
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@Courtlynn (65688)
• United States
19 May
@BelleStarr hopefully!
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@JudyEv (119003)
• Bunbury, Australia
24 May
After anything a bit traumatic, I always need a huge sleep. Hope the other visits go off well.
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@BelleStarr (37119)
• Portland, Connecticut
24 May
I am hoping so, I have another one tomorrow.
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• United States
19 May
I've had a few root canals and they aren't fun. Hope you're feeling better now
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@BelleStarr (37119)
• Portland, Connecticut
19 May
I am quite back to normal thank you
@jaboUK (53402)
• United Kingdom
16 May
I'm glad that it's over too, and that it wasn't too painful. Going to the dentist is never very pleasant.
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@BelleStarr (37119)
• Portland, Connecticut
19 May
No, it isn't something I want to do anytime soon.
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@Icydoll (13154)
• India
16 May
Teeth problems are very painful...I hope you feeling better now
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@BelleStarr (37119)
• Portland, Connecticut
16 May
I do feel better this morning.
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@sallypup (26343)
• Moses Lake, Washington
16 May
You deserved every bite of that lobster roll.
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@BelleStarr (37119)
• Portland, Connecticut
19 May
Thank you and I enjoyed every bite. I do love my lobster rolls.