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Old 11-20-2006, 01:18 PM
 
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Hi, anyone want to shed some light?

I had a root canal in an already-crowned tooth a week ago. It's still tender, sometimes outright sore. When I bite a certain way it causes pain which I have to deal with for hours later. No swelling. No sensitivity to hot or cold. I'm going back to the dentist tomorrow but I was hoping a real person could help me out here. Thanks.
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Old 11-20-2006, 02:29 PM
 
Location: Traverse City, MI
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I have had 2 root canals and they still feel funny. Most people I talk to say they never really feel the same as a normal tooth. But, I never felt like it caused me any lengthy pain... maybe pain for a minute but not something I have to deal with for hours later. Still, they both got better with time.

But, I wonder at the quality of my dentist. Now that I've moved I will be finding a new dentist and am curious to see what he thinks of my teeth...

Wish I could help you more! See what the doc says. You can always get a secolnd opinion. Any more questions, feel free to ask.
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Old 11-20-2006, 02:54 PM
 
Location: Southeast Idaho
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Funny you should mention root canals, just got home from having one

If the tooth has been crowned after the root canal procedure, then I say there's a problem with your bite, that can be miserable. However, good thing you're gonig to the dentist tomorrow to get it checked out!
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Old 11-20-2006, 03:57 PM
 
Location: Springfield, Missouri
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UGH...problems with teeth are the worst!!!!! If God ever asks me to add one attribute to the human race, I'll say: "Let them teethe again at 40 and get a full new set please!!! I had one that was just terrible, awful, painful, torture, tried to core it, tried all kinds of stuff. Finally I got fed up and said; PULL IT! My doc did and I have a one-tooth bridge there. That is wonderful. I can't tell it's not mine and no more pain
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Old 11-20-2006, 05:31 PM
 
Location: Central Jersey - Florida
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There aren't many things that I'm afraid of. The dentist is one of them. I had a bad experience when I was a youngster and just can't get over that fear. My dentist yells at me all the time. He is an old friend so he has no problem with knocking me out when I go. I know it's bad to get knocked out all the time but my fear is so bad I'll deal with it. I've had many, many injuries in my time. The worst by far for me, a bad tooth.
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Old 11-20-2006, 05:36 PM
 
Location: Springfield, Missouri
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There aren't many things that I'm afraid of. The dentist is one of them. I had a bad experience when I was a youngster and just can't get over that fear. My dentist yells at me all the time. He is an old friend so he has no problem with knocking me out when I go. I know it's bad to get knocked out all the time but my fear is so bad I'll deal with it. I've had many, many injuries in my time. The worst by far for me, a bad tooth.
I'm totally with you on this one. I waited twenty years to go to the dentist because even the thought of it caused me to activate latent sweat glands that were so prolific that people could smell fear on me. I finally got convinced by a friend to go a few years ago to her dentist in Las Vegas and they were fantastic. They completely understood my June Allyson Depends moment and I took a little blue pill about an hour before going in, then was driven to the office, seated in a lean-back chair, covered with a blanket, poked with IV's, and then awakened when everything was done and I remembered nothing PERFECT! I was so impressed that I had all my teeth crowned! Let me tell ya...sleep dentistry outdoes great sex!
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Old 11-20-2006, 08:39 PM
 
Location: South Carolina
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There aren't many things that I'm afraid of. The dentist is one of them. I had a bad experience when I was a youngster and just can't get over that fear. My dentist yells at me all the time. He is an old friend so he has no problem with knocking me out when I go. I know it's bad to get knocked out all the time but my fear is so bad I'll deal with it. I've had many, many injuries in my time. The worst by far for me, a bad tooth.
I hear you,I admit it I'm a chicken when it comes to the dentist. I did have a root canal done and was lucky no problems.
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Old 11-20-2006, 09:25 PM
 
Location: The Big D
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I'm totally with you on this one. I waited twenty years to go to the dentist because even the thought of it caused me to activate latent sweat glands that were so prolific that people could smell fear on me. I finally got convinced by a friend to go a few years ago to her dentist in Las Vegas and they were fantastic. They completely understood my June Allyson Depends moment and I took a little blue pill about an hour before going in, then was driven to the office, seated in a lean-back chair, covered with a blanket, poked with IV's, and then awakened when everything was done and I remembered nothing PERFECT! I was so impressed that I had all my teeth crowned! Let me tell ya...sleep dentistry outdoes great sex!
CAN I PLEASE, PRETTY PLEASE WITH SUGAR ON TOP, GET THE NAME OF THAT DENTIST???? I HATE going to the dentist. Guess 7 years of braces and ortho work when I was a kid and that was after they pulled out 10 teeth (at the same time). And now some won't use gas. URGHHH!!!!!!! I'll bring my own but PAHLEASE give me gas.
Sleep dentistry over great sex. LOL!!!! GREAT ONE!
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Old 11-20-2006, 10:13 PM
 
Location: Springfield, Missouri
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CAN I PLEASE, PRETTY PLEASE WITH SUGAR ON TOP, GET THE NAME OF THAT DENTIST???? I HATE going to the dentist. Guess 7 years of braces and ortho work when I was a kid and that was after they pulled out 10 teeth (at the same time). And now some won't use gas. URGHHH!!!!!!! I'll bring my own but PAHLEASE give me gas.
Sleep dentistry over great sex. LOL!!!! GREAT ONE!
This doctor is Thomas R Gonzales DDS. I can't advertise for him, but if you pop into google that name and Las Vegas/Sleep Dentistry, you'll find him. He did a beautiful job on my teeth, cleared all the issues up, and I remember NOTHING! I still have the groove in my mouth from wearing headgear in 1975. Years of a bar to stretch my jaw as a child that had to be wound every night, three years of braces, neckgear too.... I wish my parents had left me alone ...honestly. I think all that crap screwed up my teeth. But, Dr. Gonzalez is wonderful as are his staff. If you make a trip to Las Vegas, he's the one to see!
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Old 11-20-2006, 10:39 PM
 
Location: Southeast Idaho
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When I still drove truck with my husband, we came into town because he needed dental work, pronto!

Wouldn't you know, we leave town and start our way through Wyoming when one of my wisdom teeth gives me grief I had to go to a dentist in a town no bigger than a speck of dust on the map!

It got that buggar out in three pieces, but I tell ya, I am one big chicken when it comes to denistry, so much so that the specialist who did my root canal today mentioned something about me having no trust
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