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Old 03-26-2011, 07:36 PM   #41 (permalink)
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I was supposed to have that surgery too. I was 14, chickened out and called it off. I think this was a couple days before the surgery and a couple weeks after I'd had my wisdom teeth out (in preparation). I was also supposed to have my top jaw sawed out, sanded down and put back into place. Fuck that jazz. The surgeon told me I'd have a lifetime of neck problems and headaches if I didn't go through with it and he was right. But it's been 20 years and I still don't regret it as the mere thought still makes me recoil. I also kinda grew into my jaw a bit and a dentist I saw when I was in my early 20's said the upper surgery would have been pointless.
For my upper jaw I had an appliance installed that spread outwards every time the orthodontist cranked it. It was too small due to deadened tissue from cleft palate surgery at birth. I could barely eat when that happened, and my two front teeth ended up being a half inch apart until it was taken out. That was constant pain.
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Old 04-26-2011, 12:11 PM   #42 (permalink)
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So i had my root canal on saturday. Procedure itself was totally painless and fine, but now i have this annoying toothache in the tooth that was worked on. Dentist told me it is totally normal and was to be expected, but the toothache still sucks. Especially since i googled 'how long does tooth hurt after root canal' and most answers show as 1 to 2 weeks. son-of-a. It's not even that painful, it's just annoying.
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Old 04-26-2011, 12:18 PM   #43 (permalink)
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So i had my root canal on saturday. Procedure itself was totally painless and fine, but now i have this annoying toothache in the tooth that was worked on. Dentist told me it is totally normal and was to be expected, but the toothache still sucks. Especially since i googled 'how long does tooth hurt after root canal' and most answers show as 1 to 2 weeks. son-of-a. It's not even that painful, it's just annoying.
That sounds awful. Funny you post in this thread. Just got back from the dentist an hour ago, got my wisdom tooth yanked finally. Painless. We'll see once the freezing subsides.
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Old 04-26-2011, 12:25 PM   #44 (permalink)
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So i had my root canal on saturday. Procedure itself was totally painless and fine, but now i have this annoying toothache in the tooth that was worked on. Dentist told me it is totally normal and was to be expected, but the toothache still sucks. Especially since i googled 'how long does tooth hurt after root canal' and most answers show as 1 to 2 weeks. son-of-a. It's not even that painful, it's just annoying.
I had mine a month ago and it was not painless. At various points, when he was jamming these things called 'points' into the base of my roots, the pain was unbelievable. Apparently, I'm a freak and my body metabolizes the novocaine too fast so he had to stop a few times and re-freeze. I didn't like the dental dam (har har) and the fact I had to keep my mouth open for 75 minutes. Also, I had 4 canals instead of the usual 2-3, which was just lovely! I was a wreck throughout the whole ordeal which was kinda embarassing for me. I didn't care about what my doctor thought - more what the young dental assistant did. I could picture her getting together with her friends and being all, "OMG, I gotta tell you about this GUY!"

Anyway, it's rare that I get worked up about something and it turns out to be as bad as I imagined. This was as bad as I imagined.

I didn't have much pain afterwards though and things cleared up in a few days. He wants to go back in and 'finish the job' after missing a couple spaces he noticed on the post op x-ray. That and tooth prep for the crown is the next appointment.
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Old 04-26-2011, 12:32 PM   #45 (permalink)
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Oh and try Anbesol extra strenth - the toothache one. It really helped me.
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Old 04-26-2011, 01:08 PM   #46 (permalink)
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so far i haven't taken any pain meds as the pain isn't that bad. It's just annoying because it's 'there'.

That's shitty that your experience was as bad as it was Aar. I was afraid that the actual procedure was going to hurt. I remember when that tooth's original cavity was being worked on a couple of years ago i felt a lot of the drilling (even though i had freezing done) and i found it really painful. I don't know why but i was sure that this root canal would have been just as bad if not worse. Thankfully it wasn't.
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That sounds awful. Funny you post in this thread. Just got back from the dentist an hour ago, got my wisdom tooth yanked finally. Painless. We'll see once the freezing subsides.
Can you taste the blood? If you can it won't go away till the next day.
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Can you taste the blood? If you can it won't go away till the next day.
No i can't. The bleeding pretty much stopped within 2-3hrs. It's a little sore right now though.
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On another note, My last trip to the dentist (2 months ago) had me so so much pain it was insane. I went in for my regular cleaning and an hour later came out of there feeling like I had just experienced medieval mouth torture. The bitch said that she needed to do a "deep cleaning", and worked the shit out of my gums. It was so bad that when i took the bib off after i was done it was covered in blood and looked as if i just had 3 teeth pulled. It was so "deep" that i actually couldent eat any solid foods for the rest of the day because my gums were actually that sore. This was the worst cleaning experience of my life, so bad that im actually changing dentists beucase of it.....man was that a shitty day, and all i did was have my teeth cleaned
Just got my teeth cleaned today after about a year because my insurance for my new job didn't kick in until a few weeks ago. I had the same experience as you. My gums were so sore that I couldn't eat without pain. Dentist has me scheduled to come in every 4 months now. I usually brush twice a day and floss once a day but there was still lots of blood during cleaning.
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bro, I had 8 wisdom teeth yanked

It might be an American all time record
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Old 05-01-2014, 07:51 AM   #51 (permalink)
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bro, I had 8 wisdom teeth yanked

It might be an American all time record
i don't think that's possible.
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Old 05-05-2014, 05:37 AM   #52 (permalink)
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Had not one but two root canals last year, just for the fun of it. The first one was really bad because it was the tooth in the very back and because it is very flat that metal thing they clamp on it kept coming off and the dentist had to put it back on (ramming it into my already sore gums) multiple times... the procedure itself wasn't that much of a problem, but that metal clamp thing still makes me cringe. Although reading about your broken jaws and stuff I'm beginning to think it wasn't that bad
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for the people with sore gums, that's why you floss homies
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