Who here has had a root canal? Please tell me about your experience, good and bad.
Nothing to fear mi dear!
Injection’s the worst,
That bit comes first,
But then when the drill comes,
All’s well with your numb gums,
Once there’s a route where once the root went,
They wiggle in a thin file that twists n gets bent,
It feels kinda cool as it shifts the dead tissue,
Not painful of course, vibrates, but no issue,
Then my dentist got a poison soaked swab,
And stuffed it right in there, to do a proper job,
The idea I think, was not as a drink,
But to push any remnants over that brink,
Almost there now, made me bite on a mould,
sent it off for a new cap in white & not gold!
Then she sealed it and sent me home for a while,
A month I think, make sure she’d got it with the file,
When I returned, without any pain
The dentist was chuffed it hadn’t hurt again,
but she still stuck me with the needle one more time
To pop on the crown & end the rhyme.
Feels a hell of a lot better than it did beforehand.
Whoever thought up the name "root canal" was an idiot. It sounds horrible. I had one. Don't remember anything about it. That's how traumatic it was.
I've had several. Never had problems. They numb you up, drill a small hole in the center of the tooth and pull out all the insides. Then they pack stuff inside the tooth and seal it.
Mine didn't cause the pain to subside due to fractured roots and the teeth had to be extracted.
I have heard of some people requiring surgery because of veins or something running around the tooth preventing it from being extracted and I've also heard of cases where the tooth had to be "broken up" to be taken out to avoid colliding with nerves/veins in the jaw. But I've had 3 and never had issues.
My tooth was dead anyway so it didn’t hurt, but it was uncomfortable to have a file being pushed doiwn my root canal.
Better just to pull it, I have one like that now, It doesn't hurt so I'm not going to mess with it as I've got more painful things in my mouth going on unaddressed by my dentist.
Have had a total of 8 now dentists say 1 in 10 will fail ie don't clear the infection i had 4 if my 8 fail and then still had to be pull yes i took the antibiotics
I have had several. all were different. having the pain relief from the problem was worth it, even though it is expensive to have done.. the pain is not as bad as rumored, it just takes a long time compared to having a filling done. I had one with the complication of future infection and had to have gum surgery twice to remove the root. just the luck of the draw..but survivable .
I had a tooth grow in without enamel (that’s how the dentist explained it). It got pretty bad around school, and I had to get a root canal. I have a tolerance to Novocain and some other pain killers, so I felt a lot more than I should have. The failed root canal was bad. Getting the tooth pulled later on was excruciating.
I have had 3 of them over the years. The only one that was 'bad' was the one where I had let the tooth go too long and first thing they had to do was treat the abscess. None of them was a pleasant experience, but that one was the worst. However, I'm told a lot of the good or bad of the experience has to do with how good your dentist is at doing it. The guy (same guy all 3) who did mine used plenty of anesthetic, did a great job fitting me for the crowns, and they were expensive, but non-eventful.
Several. And I'm the biggest whimp in the world when it comes to dental stuff.
The procedure is not even as unpleasant as having a cavity filled. It's just a longer process. Your jaw muscles might get a bit sore from having your mouth open for longer than normal for, say, a cleaning.
It wasn't bad. Not at all.
If it saves the tooth. It's worth it.
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I've had a number of them due to me clenching my jaw in my sleep. They're not fun but the tooth sensitivity and pain they replace is far worse. I have them use extra novocaine on me. It takes a lot to numb up my jaw and if it hurts, I won't let them continue. I don't mind drooling down my shirt afterward as long as it doesn't hurt while they're messing around in there. The hardest part is getting the contact right after installation of the permanent crown. Make them tweak it until it's right. Your mouth is too sensitive to feel things aren't right in there.
Many, I tend to be conservative about it now as the tooth is destine to be pulled not so long afterwards, its like extracting the root from a tree & expecting the stump to be firm indefinitely, you may just as well just pull the stump.
It's painful when they screw up & or they become, inevitably, reinfected, then the fun begins.