Jacob asked in HealthDental · 7 months ago

Root Canal Details?

I'm having a root canal tommorrow and I'd like to know the details. The last trip was for a filling I believe and the pain was so immense that I violently convulsed for about 20 - 30 minutes during the procedure. I am terrified of what a root canal is going to feel like. Especially since I have it on my lateral incisor which sounds worse than a molar. How bad does it hurt during the procedure? Do they put you to sleep? If not, how conscious are you during it, like remembering the procedure or awareness? I have anxiety and I am extremely terrified of dentist drills.


Edit: On a pain level of 1 - 10 what would be the severity? 1 being a pinch on your arm, 10 being a broken bone. (I have broken my collarbone so I have an idea of it)

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  • 7 months ago
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    If you were "numbed up" (given local anesthetic) for the filling, there should not have been any pain.

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  • 7 months ago

    The drilling was completely painless, there was artificial pain since I knew there was a drill and I could still feel it being pushed against my teeth, but it was hardly noticeable. The part where they remove the decayed pulp was extremely painful.

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  • Kelley
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    7 months ago

    Try asking God in your head to heal your tooth. Try coconut oil pulling. You can also ask a Christian Pastor or Christian Elder to pray for your tooth.

    • Jacob7 months agoReport

      Sorry, but placebos don't work on me, I wish I never learned about them.

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