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I had three hour root canal procedure done yesterday on two teeth, one of which was my wisdom tooth all the way in the back (all my wisdom teeth grew in perfectly straight, so I never had them removed).  I have a small mouth, so not only is my jaw mad sore, I actually slightly split the corner of my mouth slightly on that side.  I hurt all over.  Two root canals in one day was tough.

Still, I;d rather have it all done at once than over two visits.  I'm impatient that way.  So, I can't move my neck much, and I'm hurting (especially my arms, since I couldn't stop myself gripping the armrests).

Hopefully I'll be more upbeat tomorrow.


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Sep. 1st, 2010 04:53 pm (UTC)
Oh you poor thing!

(I don't remember much from my one root canal, as I made them give me good drugs before I'd consider opening my mouth...)
Sep. 1st, 2010 05:06 pm (UTC)
Have a speedy recovery!
Sep. 1st, 2010 05:12 pm (UTC)

The hubby had 8 (yes 8!) teeth extracted last year due to poor dental work from his childhood. As the person who helped him through that patch, I send you many warm fuzzies and wishes for quick recovery.
Sep. 1st, 2010 05:27 pm (UTC)
Owwwies!!! Let's hope you get to feeling better soon.
Sep. 1st, 2010 05:29 pm (UTC)
I've had to string out the root canal and subsequent crown over 4 visits, of which I've had 3, because I just can't keep my mouth open longer than 2 hours max. I'm waiting for the permanent crown to come in and I'm heartily sick of the whole thing. Oh, and the corner of my mouth split, too. Stupid small mouth and damn fibro.
Sep. 1st, 2010 06:08 pm (UTC)
Ouch! I thought my root canal was way more painful than having a baby. (And I had drugs for the root canal and none for having the baby.) Hope you got good pain meds.
Sep. 1st, 2010 06:15 pm (UTC)
*Gentle HUGS* So sorry you had to go through that. Here's wishing you a super speedy recovery. Teeth are so troublesome at times.
Sep. 1st, 2010 06:26 pm (UTC)
Ditto to what everyone said. May this solve lots of the issues you have been having and make things just right as rain.
Sep. 1st, 2010 07:13 pm (UTC)
Hope they gave you good drugs, hun. Glad it is over.
Sep. 1st, 2010 07:53 pm (UTC)
oh darlin' that's horrid.
Here's thinking good things your way.
Sep. 2nd, 2010 01:34 am (UTC)
That sounds horrible. I hope that it does the trick and you recover fast and don't hurt there anymore. Gentle hugs!
Sep. 2nd, 2010 04:20 am (UTC)
Feel better soon! Two root canals suck, but I'd think they are better together than not?

Everyone I know is having dental issues this week it seems! I've been tortured in preparation for a new crown thanks to this one breaking the third time in two years. We're better off than my friend who was about to have her root canal finished with a crown this past weekend, but who cracked the tooth again. She had to have it extracted, :( (and still pay for the root canal, I am sure!)

I am sorry you are extra hurt-y tonight.
Sep. 2nd, 2010 11:06 am (UTC)
I had one of those last year on the very back tooth. For me, the jaw/mouth open part was worse than the actual root canal.

I am sending you healing thoughts that you will be back to your delightful self soon. :)
Sep. 4th, 2010 01:09 am (UTC)
Owies!! I had three of my wisdom teeth out because they were impacted (the other took the place of my 14 yo molar). I've also had two root canals. If it weren't for the fact that I have a dentist who will use gas I couldn't do it. I'm hypersensitive to needles. He's also very good about making sure that the anesthesia doesn't wear off. I make sure to bring my own chapstick because I know that my lips will crack. But I also know that many dentists will have Vaseline on hand to help keep your lips from getting dry & cracking (experience much? ::rueful grin::) I agree with you, better to get it all over with at once!! Ice packs or heat depending on which feels better and definitely keep an eye on your sockets! Dry sockets are the bad! Clove/orajel gooooood. Best of luck!!
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