Root canal = the greatest medical invention in the history of the world. Seriously.
If you are in need of a root canal, you are already in the worst pain known to mankind. A toothache that needs a root canal is basically the equivalent of finding the most sensitive nerve deep in the most sensitive place on your body and jabbing it repeatedly with an ice pick.
The root canal is the savior that makes the pain go away.
they used an device that sends an electric shock, they put it on the dead tooth, if you feel no pain, then no pain killer needed.
i doubted it so he turned it as low as possible and hit the tooth next to the dead one, i alomst sprung out of the chair, he said the dead tooth was hit with the thing turned all the way up and i didnt feel it
Gas is the way to go IMHO. I'd further recommend some headphones and early era Pink Floyd. :17:
>>Root canals are really no big deal. With novacaine you hardly feel anything.
That assumes you haven't had so many shots of novacaine or xylocaine that they don't work for you anymore. I had 17 teeth pulled (baby and permanent) because I have a small jaw and needed the extractions for my braces and to keep my teeth straight afterward. So I've probably had soemwhere in the neighborhood of 80 or 90 shots in my mouth. Novacaine doesn't even give me a numbing sensation anymore.
It's not that bad, most of the sensation depends on how you are with novacaine. It took me about 4 shots (im resistant) but aftewards it just felt like he was pulling out cotton stuffing. Really the shots hurt worse than the pull..it just freaks you out if you dont know what to expect.
I got mine done after a barfight that split one of my teeth, unimaginable pain there.. but the procedure wont be bad at all after the shots.