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One root canal I had I could feel it. The dentist gave me several shots. He kept working on the tooth when he stopped to ask do you still feel that which I replied yes. He told me I should not feel anything since he was at a point I should not? I could feel it when he was screwing in the gold pins.

He did put some gold pins in there. I know one is next to a nerve so that had to be the problem. I still have pain here & there from that.

That was at 25-30 years ago.

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@desertDi wrote:

@Shanus wrote:

@desertDi wrote:

Nope!    I have an upcoming appointment for several implants.  (My only FEAR  is what the TOTAL BILL WILL BE!!!)


 

 

@desertDi  Uh oh, didn't ask. DH has a crown to do...$1400!!! I DID ask about IV sedation...$2500 extra. Uh, no. 


@Shanus   Don't bother with "sedation"..........a root canal is no worse than a filling......it just takes about twice as long.    The "rumors" about how bad it is are unfounded.    


That's exactly how I feel about a root canal.  It just takes longer than a filling.  I never understood why people want to sit in the corner and cry when they hear root canal.

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@hckynut wrote:

 

@Shanus 

 

Can't say I ever looked forward to a Dental visit. Spent a lot of hours over my years in dental chairs. Dentists and Oral Surgeons, including even being an outpatient at the hospital for a procedure.

 

Comparatively it ranks pretty low on my fear list.Have had many "root canals" and the only thing that bothered me? Having my mouth propped open for a couple hours left my jaw a little stiff, and that's the worst thing I can remember, barely!

 

You will do just fine my friend.

 

 

 

hckynut


@hckynut   Thanks for the "chin up" talk.

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@Happycat01 wrote:

@Shanus, yes I feel your pain. Also had a bad childhood experience at the dentist, 51 and I still get nervous just getting my teeth cleaned. I wonder how many of us there are?

When I have to have work done, I feel literally ill and its usually just a cavity here or there.

Good Luck, glad your hubby is going with you.


 

@Happycat01   If I'm knocked out as much as I'd like, he'll need to drive me home. 😢

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@countrylady wrote:

Gas for me!

I've had two root canals (with gas) and no pain during or after when I got home.

Within the last year I've had a lot of dental work - all with gas.

Now I get gas for a cleaning.

Love my dentist.  We've been going to him since 1976 when he opened his practice.

Dread the day he retires!!

Ask about gas!

 


@countrylady   You can bet I made sure what type of sedation he had onboard before I'd make the appt. lol

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@skylark wrote:

@Shanus  I share your fear of dentists...get extreme anxiety just walking in.  When I was a child I jumped out of the chair and ran down the street with the bib on and  my mom running after me.  When I'm at the dentist I always feel like doing that again. 


 

@skylark   Oh, I get how you feel. Terrifying, isn't it? 

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@CelticCrafter wrote:

@desertDi wrote:

@Shanus wrote:

@desertDi wrote:

Nope!    I have an upcoming appointment for several implants.  (My only FEAR  is what the TOTAL BILL WILL BE!!!)


 

 

@desertDi  Uh oh, didn't ask. DH has a crown to do...$1400!!! I DID ask about IV sedation...$2500 extra. Uh, no. 


@Shanus   Don't bother with "sedation"..........a root canal is no worse than a filling......it just takes about twice as long.    The "rumors" about how bad it is are unfounded.    


That's exactly how I feel about a root canal.  It just takes longer than a filling.  I never understood why people want to sit in the corner and cry when they hear root canal.


@desertDi 

@CelticCrafter 

 

I think it depends on why you need a root canal in the first place.  I've had some that were no worse than a filling--or not even as bad as some fillings.  But I also had one that was a doozy.   

 

 

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My father was a dentist. My brother and my nephew are dentists. I never feared any of them. Dentists are trained to eliminate pain from patient procedures; nothing needs to hurt. The fears of the past need not be of concern anymore. Don't be afraid. All will be well.

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My friend's husband has panic attacks at the dentist. Once they thought he was having a heart attack and called 911 for him. Now his wife always has to accompany him when he goes to the dentist. I feel for him, and for you.

 

I've never really had a problem with the dentist, aside from the fact that insurance covers so little. I'm not worried about the exam or the procedures, but I worry before I go that they will tell me I need a crown or a root canal and I worry about the money, not the actual procedure.

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The only bad thing about a root canal is how expensive it is. Otherwise, no pain and very uneventful. Just sit back and relax.