Tuesday, September 22, 2009

More Root Canal Fun

This afternoon I had my February root canal redone by an endodontist.

I've had problems with the tooth since the root canal was done - but it's taken me this long to have it redone (well redone by someone other than the original dr. who actually "redid" it a couple of times)...b/c I hate having dental work done and I was hoping it would just clear up. I also didn't know if I wanted to have it redone since online sources say a redo isn't very successful (though this endo. said 99.9 % successful if "he" did it)...so I didn't know if I wanted to put another $1200 into something that might end up needing to be pulled (hmmm no wonder the grave robbers would sometimes pull teeth out...my tooth, is probably worth about $3000...unfortunately it's only worth that to me).

I was in the chair for a long 2 hours - but unlike my February root canal I did not feel any pain (unless you count the pain/discomfort of having your mouth open wide for approx. 1 1/2 hours).

I think things are still numb b/c I have not yet experienced the "more pain before it gets better" that the dr. said would probably happen, over the next couple of days.

I'm on antibiotics (again!)...the dr. said he'd give me a RX for narcotics if need be - but I'm hoping it won't be needed. I can't take ibuprofen (my painkiller of choice) b/c of the RX I am on for my ankle - so we'll see how it goes with Tylenol.

Boy with all these RX and pain pills I'm starting to sound like an old granny!


CanadianGrandma said...

Good to hear that this root canal appears to be going well!

Jen said...

Thanks for visiting my blog, and yes I understand lol. We opted to pull it rather than go for the $1000 bill, and maybe do it all over in a few years EEK. Glad your feeling pretty good.. I'm not fond of the dentist either, the drilling vibrations, the smell oh and the sitting still for hours LOL..