Wednesday, February 09, 2011

Root Canal Update

I had my first root canal this afternoon and, frankly, it went a lot easier than I expected.  The numbness has worn off and there doesn't seem to be any pain.  Of course, I haven't tried to bite anything really hard yet on that side of my mouth so it's a little too early to say if this procedure will be totally pain free.

Now I just hope this is the last trip to the dentist for a while.

5 comments:

  1. Glad to hear the good news. Go easy on the jawbreakers for a while, though, just in case... ;)

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  2. The real secret about root canals is that it stops hurting so much after it's done. But it's still not a walk in the park. a bag of frozen peas works really well as an ice pack for your face!

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  3. GH: True, it's still a little tender but not nearly as achy as I expected.

    Autumn: Welcome to Homer's Travels. It definitely feels better than when I started and I expect it will feel great in a couple more days.

    MMC: Extra-Super-Duper Ibuprofen that work wonderfully.

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  4. Root canal treatment tends to be successful more often than not. You don't have to worry about future trips to the dentist as long as you keep your dental hygiene.

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