Wish me a good time during root canal this morning!

@TheHorse (166061)
Walnut Creek, California
January 12, 2022 9:47am CST
My dentist said I needed root canal on an upper left molar. Today is the big day. I try to appreciate life's little joys. There's an abscess kind of thing up there. It hurts less since I had a round of antibiotics, but it's still there. I wonder what will be the funnest part of my root canal. I'll be sure to report about it. I teach at Guitar Center later in the day. I hope whatever meds they give me do not turn me into a drooling zombie. Wish be big happy joy joy fun!
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• Nairobi, Kenya
12 Jan
I wish you all the best. But I won't promise on the medicine you will given because I've ever been to the dentist. The medicines will require you to sleep and rest well
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@TheHorse (166061)
• Walnut Creek, California
12 Jan
Heh. Hopefully I can perform my duties this afternoon.
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• Nairobi, Kenya
12 Jan
@TheHorse I wish you all the best
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@TheHorse (166061)
• Walnut Creek, California
12 Jan
@mildredtabitha Thanks. I'm sure I'll report back later.
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@sharon6345 (323771)
• United States
12 Jan
I had one and did not feel a thing. I was super relaxed though.
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@TheHorse (166061)
• Walnut Creek, California
12 Jan
I've had root canal before. Even though it's the "poster child" for non-fun, it's never been painful for me.
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@sharon6345 (323771)
• United States
12 Jan
@TheHorse That is great no pain is a blessing.
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@TheHorse (166061)
• Walnut Creek, California
12 Jan
@sharon6345 Dentistry is one area where I'm glad I did not grow up in the 1800s. Heh.
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@BarBaraPrz (39329)
• St. Catharines, Ontario
12 Jan
You haa a rooo an all?
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@BarBaraPrz (39329)
• St. Catharines, Ontario
12 Jan
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@TheHorse (166061)
• Walnut Creek, California
13 Jan
@BarBaraPrz I lad ere wa no goo. I hink he ealed it ight. Actually, I can talk normally now. It hurts a bit, but that's why God made aspirin. And Vicodin.
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@TheHorse (166061)
• Walnut Creek, California
12 Jan
I haa urkey or unch. I OK.
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@BelleStarr (61921)
• United States
12 Jan
I am glad you are getting it done, it will solve the problem and my experience has been positive with fixing the pain.
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@vandana7 (92671)
• India
18 Jan
@TheHorse You Americans have not developed any laser surgery technologies to repair teeth without keeping jaws open for such a long time? Shame... you all are getting really lazy..LOL Seriously though... stem cells therapies...I read somewhere long ago that you will get something like chewing gum with stem cells in it...and dentists will become paupers.
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@vandana7 (92671)
• India
19 Jan
@TheHorse Very funny... LOL It was an article.
@TheHorse (166061)
• Walnut Creek, California
12 Jan
Yeah, it was actually painless. The hardest part was that the right side of my jaw got tired after awhile of staying in one position.
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@xFiacre (11056)
• Ireland
12 Jan
@thehorse Just lie back and let the dentist do his thing and focus on being rid of the abscess. It’s your wallet that’ll feel the real pain.
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@TheHorse (166061)
• Walnut Creek, California
12 Jan
Cha-ching! Maybe I will start cleaning head lights in parking lots on the side.
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@JudyEv (293808)
• Rockingham, Australia
13 Jan
I had an abscess on a tooth when I was younger and had a fortnight off school. They thought I had mumps as my face swelled up. I think that tooth was taken out. But I've had root canal since and nearly went to sleep so don't worry too much. I guess it's all over by now.
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@TheHorse (166061)
• Walnut Creek, California
13 Jan
I've had root canal before. It was painless today, as usual. My music lessons went fine.
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@TheHorse (166061)
• Walnut Creek, California
13 Jan
@JudyEv Yeah, life is OK. I get to hike with a friend tomorrow.
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@JudyEv (293808)
• Rockingham, Australia
13 Jan
@TheHorse Glad to hear that.
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@anniepa (27957)
• United States
12 Jan
Good luck and have fun! I've never had one but my husband has had 2 and he didn't like it. He still had trouble with his tooth after the one, which I didn't think that was supposed to happen. I guess it depends a lot on the dentist that does it. Some people haven't minded it one bit while others have hated it. I'm pretty sure they'll advise you to take it easy for at least the rest of the day after having it done.
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@anniepa (27957)
• United States
12 Jan
@TheHorse I'm glad to read it went well! Take it easy if you can.
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@TheHorse (166061)
• Walnut Creek, California
13 Jan
@anniepa I'll ask my hiking partner to hike slowly with me today.
@TheHorse (166061)
• Walnut Creek, California
12 Jan
I'll just teach guitar, bass and piano. The left side of my mouth is numb, but I feel fine other than that.
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@FourWalls (49289)
• United States
12 Jan
“You know, I just had a short vacation, Roy Spent it getting a root canal ‘Oh, how’d you like it?’ Well it ain’t that pretty at all!”
Warren Zevon - Ain't That Pretty At AllRecorded Live: 10/1/1982 - Capitol Theatre - Passaic, NJMore Warren Zevon at Music Vault: http://www.musicvault.comSub...
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@DaddyEvil (103258)
• United States
12 Jan
Good luck, pony. When Pretty had a root canal she was woozy all day so went to bed and slept afterwards.
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@TheHorse (166061)
• Walnut Creek, California
12 Jan
If I fall asleep during my music lessons, I will write about it.
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@DaddyEvil (103258)
• United States
12 Jan
@TheHorse It's also possible you'll just feel bad while you're teaching. I hope not, though.
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@TheHorse (166061)
• Walnut Creek, California
13 Jan
@DaddyEvil I felt fine. A bit of throbbing in my left upper cheek, but no pain.
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@aninditasen (11141)
• Raurkela, India
13 Jan
Wish your root canal treatment goes well.
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@vandana7 (92671)
• India
18 Jan
Why is everybody nice with this brat?
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@TheHorse (166061)
• Walnut Creek, California
18 Jan
Thanks. I'm still taking antibiotics.
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@TheHorse (166061)
• Walnut Creek, California
18 Jan
@vandana7 Because I'm such a sweet person?
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@LindaOHio (109197)
• United States
13 Jan
Hope it went OK. I'm sure the procedure has improved since I had a root canal done. Keep us posted.
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@TheHorse (166061)
• Walnut Creek, California
18 Jan
@LindaOHio Did thy give you antibiotics? I still have some pain and swelling.
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@TheHorse (166061)
• Walnut Creek, California
13 Jan
It was painless. I told the guy up front that I live to learn, and I asked him to tell me everything he was doing. He did.
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@LindaOHio (109197)
• United States
14 Jan
@TheHorse That's good to hear. When I had mine done, when they "killed" the root, it was VERY painful when I went home.
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• Northampton, England
13 Jan
YO been fighting in bars again .lol
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@TheHorse (166061)
• Walnut Creek, California
13 Jan
I gave up on bar fighting. I bruise too easily now.
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@TheHorse (166061)
• Walnut Creek, California
13 Jan
@thedevilinme Sadly, it never brought me pleasure. I only fought not to have my money taken. Now I am old and philosophical.
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@Rashnag (29244)
• Surat, India
13 Jan
All the best dear. Teeth surgeries are painful. Hope you get better soon. Take care
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@TheHorse (166061)
• Walnut Creek, California
13 Jan
It wasn't painful during. But it hurts a bit after.
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@TheHorse (166061)
• Walnut Creek, California
18 Jan
@Rashnag I am still taking my antibiotics.
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@Rashnag (29244)
• Surat, India
14 Jan
@TheHorse ok dear. Take care
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@CarolDM (198571)
• United States
12 Jan
Gotta love Ren & Stimpy. Root canals are not like they used to be. No big deal these days.
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@TheHorse (166061)
• Walnut Creek, California
12 Jan
Exactly. No pain.
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@TheHorse (166061)
• Walnut Creek, California
12 Jan
@CarolDM I'm numb but happy. Wait. That's the story of most of my life!
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@CarolDM (198571)
• United States
12 Jan
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@ptrikha_2 (40262)
• India
13 Jan
I hope you had your treatment by now. Hopefully it wasn't painful. I had a root canal some 7.5 years back and I could not talk for a while just after the treatment. Do share the post treatment updates.
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@ptrikha_2 (40262)
• India
13 Jan
@TheHorse You might have to follow a lot of diet restrictions for a few days?
@TheHorse (166061)
• Walnut Creek, California
13 Jan
It was pretty painless. I'm throbbing a bit right now, but it doesn't really hurt.
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@wolfgirl569 (65091)
• Marion, Ohio
13 Jan
Hope everything went smoothly
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@TheHorse (166061)
• Walnut Creek, California
13 Jan
It did. No pain. I can feel the tooth throbbing a bit right now, but it does not hurt.
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@wolfgirl569 (65091)
• Marion, Ohio
13 Jan
@TheHorse Thats good
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@TheHorse (166061)
• Walnut Creek, California
13 Jan
@wolfgirl569 I agree that throbbing is good. I'll pick up my antibiotics tomorrow.
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@cacay1 (77146)
• Cagayan De Oro, Philippines
13 Jan
@TheHorse, I think you need rest to avoid pain from your molar. It might bleed. I still hope you got some fun while teaching cuties.
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@TheHorse (166061)
• Walnut Creek, California
18 Jan
No bleeding. Just swelling. The kids did not comment on my looking like half of a chipmunk. But then, they're pre-verbal.
@lovebuglena (38135)
• Staten Island, New York
12 Jan
Ouch! I had a root canal done once on my upper front tooth. The one in the center. I can’t stand the sound of the drilling or whatever you call what they do.
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@TheHorse (166061)
• Walnut Creek, California
12 Jan
Yeah, the sound of drilling is scary, especially when it feels like they "slip." But it was painless.
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@lovebuglena (38135)
• Staten Island, New York
12 Jan
@TheHorse that is good. Did you have root canals before?
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@oahuwriter (27804)
• United States
13 Jan
How did your day go? Hope things ok!
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@TheHorse (166061)
• Walnut Creek, California
13 Jan
It's 9:30 PM and I'm feeling pretty good!
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@oahuwriter (27804)
• United States
13 Jan
@TheHorse All is well, then, good!
@MarieCoyle (9479)
14 Jan
I just hope you have good dental insurance. My son had to get one recently, and he changed jobs so hadn't met any deductibles yet for his insurance. I couldn't believe how much it was, I mean, just...wow! Hope it heals quickly.
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@TheHorse (166061)
• Walnut Creek, California
18 Jan
Thanks. Yeah, insurance paid about half.
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@TheHorse (166061)
• Walnut Creek, California
18 Jan
@MarieCoyle So far I am still alive. Poorer, but not yet broke. As I've mentioned before I have a sleeping bag and know how to clean headlights with products from the Dollar Tree.
18 Jan
@TheHorse Unfortunately, half is not near enough, I'm sorry you had to have it done.
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