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Posted: 3/6/2006 3:18:51 PM EDT
Painless,didnt hurt a bit. Why do people make such a big deal about them ?
Link Posted: 3/6/2006 3:19:49 PM EDT
Check the mailbox in a couple of days.
Link Posted: 3/6/2006 3:20:30 PM EDT

Originally Posted By Big_Louie:
Check the mailbox in a couple of days.



Link Posted: 3/6/2006 3:22:09 PM EDT

Originally Posted By Big_Louie:
Check the mailbox in a couple of days.



Covered 100%,no co-pay either.
Link Posted: 3/6/2006 3:32:28 PM EDT
Did they do everything at once???
Link Posted: 3/6/2006 3:34:43 PM EDT
Same thing happened to me, I didn't swell up like a chipmunk or hurt. Just went to sleep when they started the IV, woke up later. No big deal.
Link Posted: 3/6/2006 3:36:29 PM EDT

Originally Posted By bastiat:
Did they do everything at once???



Everything but filling in the little hole she went in through, temp filling in there.
Link Posted: 3/6/2006 3:37:41 PM EDT
Just because you don't feel the pain, don't mean it isn't taxing your body.

The meds cover up the pain , but the trauma is still there.

Report back to us in the AM .
Link Posted: 3/6/2006 3:48:21 PM EDT
It was fun!



... in the way that torture is fun...
Link Posted: 3/6/2006 3:52:44 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 3/6/2006 3:52:59 PM EDT by DevilDog_16]

Originally Posted By Arkansas_Rocketman:
Same thing happened to me, I didn't swell up like a chipmunk or hurt. Just went to sleep when they started the IV, woke up later. No big deal.



IV????? Just take the novocaine in the mouth and deal with the rest. Dental surgery shouldn't require an IV/anastesia.
Link Posted: 3/6/2006 3:56:18 PM EDT
I've had several over the years, no big deal. The big deal is some of the toothaches I've gotten before finding the tooth that was infected, pain was horrible, got the root canal, and the pain was gone!
Link Posted: 3/6/2006 4:29:50 PM EDT
No anesthesia for me just novacaine....man up for christ sakes.
Link Posted: 3/6/2006 4:31:52 PM EDT

Originally Posted By ten-ring:
No anesthesia for me just novacaine....man up for christ sakes.



+1 three times.
Link Posted: 3/6/2006 4:35:56 PM EDT
It's possible for the Dr. to miss a bit root while he's in there. Major pain until it gets fixed.
Link Posted: 3/6/2006 4:46:24 PM EDT
Link Posted: 3/6/2006 4:46:47 PM EDT
Had one 2 years ago,
no biggie as others
have mentioned.

Link Posted: 3/6/2006 4:47:39 PM EDT

Originally Posted By Tanam:
Why do people make such a big deal about them ?



to scare people who have never had them
Link Posted: 3/6/2006 4:58:24 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 3/6/2006 4:59:25 PM EDT by another_shooter]
Most are that way once you get into the pulp chamber. Once, the guy I worked with had started a root canal (an older dentist), chickened-out, and referred this patient to me. By the time I saw the case, the tooth was HOT. No amount of lidocaine (no one uses novocaine due to potential allergies -- I believe it relates to it being an amide rather than an ester or some such) would get that tooth numb. I told the kid he'd feel pain for a second, whilst i completed entry past the roof of the pulp chamber with my high speed at max! Anyway, it took about a second for my carbide burr to get into the pulp chamber and the kid had instant relief. His entire body relaxed.

Link Posted: 3/6/2006 5:25:01 PM EDT
I had one done a year ago and there was no pain involved for me either. I had a local as well. I am guessing that back in the day, root canal's were extremely painful. Now they probably have much better techniques/meds that the pain that once was, is no more.
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