Wednesday, March 7, 2007

Dental Visit Wednesday

Today at 3:30 I had a dentist appointment scheduled. One root canal and 2 and a half hours later I was walking out of the dentist. Two and half hours in the chair, mouth stretched to limits I thought could never be achieved, and the root canal was complete.

First problem he had was numbing the area. I got two shots of novacaine and then he started drilling and scraping away when I realized the numbing was either wearing off or he just didn't get enough of the right area because the pain was just ubelievable, so he stopped and gave me another shot of novacaine and let me sit there for about 10 minutes. So round two starts and the area just wasn't numb enough because again the pain was crazy. So, he stopped once again gave me two more shots and let me sit for another 10 minutes. Round three starts and it was much better but still not totally pain free. At this point I was not about to tell him to stop and just wanted it over.

I've had a root canal before but that was just plain old rough. I'm just so exausted I decided to make tonight a day of rest and make up my workout later in the week. This is one time I don't feel guilty for missing a workout. Have a great Thursday morning. - Jason (Sore Mouth) The Running Man

6 comments:

Mir said...

Ouch! I hope that's not something I have to endure anytime soon. Way to get through it!

J~Mom said...

OH man!! I hope you feel better soon!! That sounds ouchie!

Michelle said...

Yeah, I'd say you did the right thing by resting tonight!!!

Don't kill me, but I really don't know what kind of pain you've been through today. I've never even had a cavity, much less a root canal. But I can guess it would be rough.

Gripperm said...

My root canal went fine, in fact I had mine done over my lunch break and went back to work. However once the Novocaine wore off then I was hurting for two days. Take the night off

Chad in the Arizona Desert said...

Ouch is right. I pray I never need one of those. Hope you feel better soon.

Pbear said...

I always need a million shots of novocaine...which means that I am numb for hours. I feel for you.