A long time ago I had a filling break in one of my rear molars. My dentist fixed it and warned me I would eventually need a root canal. About a month ago, the same day I took my actuarial exam, I had some pretty intense pain in that same tooth. By the time I got to the dentist a few days later, the pain had subsided to just a dull throb, but she assured me I now needed that root canal or it would return. So today I got it.
It wasn't as bad as they're made out to be. The shots, as with any dental work, were the worst part. Worse than usual, actually. Turns out for a root canal they have to get right on the nerve. That was, like, electric flames shooting through my jaw. Yeow. But it only lasted a few seconds and after that I didn't feel anything. I mean, there were the vibrations while having the nerve chamber drilled out. It was kinda' disconcerting at the end to watch and smell a smoking heating element put in my mouth. No pain though. None at all.
All the numbness just drained out in the last fifteen minutes and it still feels fine. I'm glad to have that done. Just need to get it capped now.
2 weeks ago