Homer's Travels: Root Canal Update

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.


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

  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!

  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.

  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.