Thursday, May 31, 2012

Lived To Tell the Tale

.. oh let me be dramatic (title)  :P

It went well!  Well, I guess, as far as root canals go.  It's a very interesting process (which I won't divulge here in case some are squeamish, but don't hesitate to ask).  We had minor complications, but nothing that wasn't resolvable.  I'm a bit in pain, but I've stocked up on painkillers so it's tolerable (ES Tylenol and Advil; Codeine and I are not friends); also so I won't have problems falling asleep tonight (work in the a.m) cause I'm afraid it's enough pain that it might wake me mid-night *shrug*  Anyways, all is well and had no reaction to the freezing (if you don't know the story, the last time I had freezing many years ago (different dentist) there was epinephrine in the anesthetic.  Well, he hit a blood vessel and it shot through my entire body.  Tachycardia ensued and my face went puffy and red, etc. It was. not. fun.).  The dentist today didn't rush, (used an epinephrine block AFTER the first shot), was very thorough and took her time.  Even had a sense of humour to boot ;)  I have a temporary filling in (not sure the reason for the temp) and go back next week for the permanent (is this normal?).  Tired as well and will go to bed early.  Woot.

Buahaha.. I was waiting for the bus and went to put my earbuds in to listen to music and my ear was frozen.. lol.  That was weird.

Anyways, just wanted to give y'all an update and let you know how it went.


hydra said...

They do tend to put temporary fillings in. I don't know why. To make more money? Who knows! I had a temporary root canal treatment that lasted three years and went through several incarnations before the tooth was finally taken out. Now I am awaiting a bridge. Hope you're not in too much pain and that it won't last till next week. I'm sending healing thoughts x

Perovskia said...

Well, I was told the price I was quoted included the filling.. so.. I dunno.
I'm actually doing okay today. I'm not on painkillers through the day for the first time in a week, though I've got a bit of a headache and I've taken one now. I'm not sure how I'll last for choir tonight. Anyways, waiting till next week should be fine, I hope. The time is going by so fast!

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