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KrazyHorse
20-05-2009, 13:55:23
I have one scheduled for tomorrow at 11:30

Awesome.

:cry:

Japher
20-05-2009, 13:57:10
Are you in pain now?

Every root canal I've had (3) has been because of severe pain. The relief was well worth the discomfort. That's all it really is, discomfort.

KrazyHorse
20-05-2009, 14:08:42
I've known that I had to get one for a while now. I'm leaving town for a week on Sunday/Monday and I started to get minor twinges a couple of days ago. They're rapidly increasing to real discomfort, and I knew I wouldn't make it until I came back from my trip, so I decided to get it done now, rather than wait.

The last time I had a serious tooth problem it was a wisdom tooth cracked in half for 6 months and decayed till the nerve was fully exposed to the air. That was really fucking painful. Couldn't sleep for a week. Was so relieved when they extracted it.

I'm actually not that nervous about the root canal. I've never had one done before, but as long as they numb me up I'll be fine.

KrazyHorse
20-05-2009, 14:13:07
That last time was when the 26 year-old tard dentist ignored my description of how much pain I was in and started to poke around the tooth with that metal pick thing. Sure enough, she touches the nerve directly with it. I literally saw stars. Curled up in a ball on the chair.

:beer:

Japher
20-05-2009, 14:27:11
Good. Get it taken care of. They are expensive though.

KrazyHorse
20-05-2009, 14:32:56
I have 70% coverage. The out-of-pocket estimate I got was 240$ for the root canal itself. I'll have to see what the dentist is going to do about filling/crown.

Japher
20-05-2009, 14:36:51
The crown is usually the pricey part. I can't remember what. My problem on the last one was that I got it done near the end of the year and reached my maximum dental coverage with the root canal itself, so nothing was covered on the crown.

KrazyHorse
20-05-2009, 14:41:11
My year resets on June 30, and I have 70% on crowns also.

Japher
20-05-2009, 14:43:40
You should be fine then. I would wait for them to set the crown until July.

Fistandantilus
20-05-2009, 14:48:59
Originally posted by KrazyHorse
That last time was when the 26 year-old tard dentist ignored my description of how much pain I was in and started to poke around the tooth with that metal pick thing. Sure enough, she touches the nerve directly with it. I literally saw stars. Curled up in a ball on the chair.

:beer:

I had a similar experience when I was a little boy (like 6yo)
It went this way.

- Dentist: "If it hurts raise your left hand and I'll stop immediatly, ok?"
- Littlefist nods
- It starts to hurt, littlefist diligently raises his left hand
- Dentist ignores him and keeps working
- Littlefist raises left hand higher, maybe the dentist didn't see it(naive I know)
- Dentist doesn't stop
- Littlefist screams and punches dentist in the jaw

It's surprising how much strength can pull out a 6yo out of desperation

MoSe
20-05-2009, 14:52:30
in the jaw, eh?

tooth for a tooth, that was appropriate!

Japher
20-05-2009, 14:56:30
he probably though you were a wus

KrazyHorse
20-05-2009, 14:58:02
There's a couple of things I'm a pussy about. One is bees/wasps. The other is tooth pain.

Japher
20-05-2009, 15:02:01
I hate tooth pain, there is nothing you can really do about it.

Tizzy
20-05-2009, 15:05:10
And it spreads all through your head

MoSe
20-05-2009, 15:05:18
you can have the gum stung by a bee, it would distract you from the orignial pain

Japher
20-05-2009, 15:06:05
an inflamed nerve in my tooth would distract me from 100 bee stings

KrazyHorse
21-05-2009, 18:24:56
Root canal accomplished. Left side of face still numb. No real pain during procedure.

Fistandantilus
21-05-2009, 18:33:58
He's alive! :eek:

The Mad Monk
21-05-2009, 18:46:50
If it's anything like my root canals (five), you can save the prescription pain medication. It's great for migraines and hangovers.

KrazyHorse
21-05-2009, 18:58:53
They didn't give me any prescription pain meds.

:(

(and I would be saving them for booze, not headaches)

MOBIUS
21-05-2009, 19:45:30
Man, you guys have bad teeth in the US...:(

Japher
21-05-2009, 19:55:29
No. we just fix 'em when they go bad, unlike you yourapeeins

MOBIUS
21-05-2009, 20:09:07
Whatever. Everyone seems so preoccupied with them over there, like there's a national bad teeth crisis with them falling out all over the shop...

I thought the main issue in the UK was that we don't care if our teeth are crooked or discoloured, not necessarily decay issues.

Japher
21-05-2009, 20:10:58
Whatever.

best comeback evah!

MOBIUS
21-05-2009, 20:14:23
Works for me.:)

Asher
21-05-2009, 22:58:01
Why the fuck do so many of you need so many root canals?

MOBIUS
21-05-2009, 23:01:08
See, that's what I don't understand - never having had one in my life...

KrazyHorse
22-05-2009, 00:07:37
Originally posted by Asher
Why the fuck do so many of you need so many root canals?

I hadn't been for a regular dental checkup in 11-12 years before I went a few months ago.

I had a cavity which, through neglect, had managed to eat through to the root.

:)

This is the first one I've ever had, BTW.

Japher
22-05-2009, 03:25:50
One I had because the tooth was dislodged in a skiing accident, shoved back in, and inflamed.

Another was because I got a cavity that went into the side of the tooth. Excavating created an odd filling that never really took and would constantly break and thus caused the inflamed nerve.

The third one was caused by eating gummies after they came out of the freezer... beer had something to do with it.

Heresson
22-05-2009, 03:58:20
I've had root canal a month ago, because my tooth broke :( I've paid a lot.

MoSe
22-05-2009, 08:50:27
Originally posted by Japher
The third one was caused by eating gummies after they came out of the freezer... beer had something to do with it.

root beer, for sure

Oerdin
22-05-2009, 09:02:37
Good teeth and oral hygiene for the win. :smoke:

The Mad Monk
22-05-2009, 15:46:13
Originally posted by KrazyHorse
They didn't give me any prescription pain meds.

:(

(and I would be saving them for booze, not headaches)

What kind of cheapo orthodontist did you go to!? March right back there, howl in pain, and demand your meds!!!

The Mad Monk
22-05-2009, 15:51:03
I had to have bone contouring once to properly fit a crown. They start by using a soldering iron looking device to burn away the gum tissue, then grind into the bone to provide a base for the crown to grip.

THAT was PAIN. Took four months to heal properly, too.

I learned from that that gum pain can feel exactly like bad tooth pain.

Noisy
23-05-2009, 16:09:38
I had a root canal once. The dentist was adamant that he should give me an injection, but I refused. Didn't feel a thing. He said it was the first root canal he had ever done without an injection.

Would probably have been different if the nerve had still been alive.