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Need to do root canal

Discussion in 'General Discussion Subforum' started by JeremyScott, Jan 21, 2019.

  1. JeremyScott

    JeremyScott Newcomer

    I had the flu before Christmas and fainted hitting my face on the floor. It looked like I would be boxing. My front tooth felt quite sore. I was careful with it once I started to eat again. It's much better, doesn't look any different but just feels a little different. Off to dentist today. X-Ray looked ok but the ice cold spray had no effect on the said tooth so dentist said it's dying and to return in 2-3 months for root canal pain treatment unless it is painful.
    The home hairdresser came afterward, told her my sorry tale and she has had it done before and says it was very painful.
    Anyone here with any advice?
     
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  2. Kittyruns

    Kittyruns Peer Supporter

    Jeremy, I am so sorry that this happened to you. I am not a dentist but i have had a lot of root canals and have since lost all those teeth except. All of the root canals failed. I read somewhere once that they are not meant to be a permanent solution but rather a way to help with pain. If you are not having pain, I might wait with the procedure. But it you decide on one, go to an endodontist. They do them all day long! They are specialists.

    Take care and good luck!

    Kara
     
  3. JeremyScott

    JeremyScott Newcomer

    Thanks a lot for the reply Kara. Will have to look for a good endodontist in my area.
     
  4. MWsunin12

    MWsunin12 Beloved Grand Eagle

    Jeremy,
    I've had a number of root canals from bad orthodontics as a teenager. I've had 8 teeth nerves "die."

    Go to an endodontist. Find the best on yelp. You'll have to have the root canal and then have the tooth crowned. Once the root has come out, teeth become more brittle. With the crown, it will probably be around $3,500.00.

    I would wait a bit, if you're not in pain. Perhaps the nerve will repair, if the tooth doesn't have any decay.
    The native Americans used "Nettles" for teeth. You can get them in a capsule form. I take Nature's Way. It's about $7. a bottle.

    If the tooth starts to go dark, it probably is dying, but if it stays the same color as the other, you could be fine.
    I would do some visualization work. Picture the nerve repairing.

    If you do have to have a root canal, please don't listen to the horror stories. They are NOT painful. If the tooth has an abscess, the pain is from that.
    But, the minute the doctor releases the pressure, the pain is gone. The actual procedure is not painful...it is the tooth BEFORE you start that hurts.

    Also, I know for some people, like Kara, the root canals fail. I've only had one fail. The others have been fine for decades. So, don't get too worried.

    Marcia
     

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