I Survived the Root Canal At Least Round One
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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• United States
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.
• Portland, Connecticut
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.