Root Canals…How Many Have You Had?

posted 2 years ago in Wellness
  • poll: How Many Root Canals Have You Had?
    None! My teeth are superb! : (49 votes)
    61 %
    1-2 : (18 votes)
    23 %
    3-5 : (12 votes)
    15 %
    More Than 5 :( : (1 votes)
    1 %
  • Post # 16
    10584 posts
    Sugar Beekeeper
    • Wedding: City, State

    misskate18 :  

    Oh, yeah.  Nothing like hearing your dentist say ‘Oops’.

    You have my empathy.  I’ve had bad tooth pain sufficient to get me into the ER.

    Post # 17
    1285 posts
    Bumble bee

    I’ve had quite a few. there is a problem in the enzymes on my spit that cuses me to have a lot of cavities. I’ve never had any strong feelings towards root canals. I don’ enjoy them by any means but it has felt like a normal cavity repair but requires extra visits. I’m lucky that my cavities very very rarely hurt *knock on wood*. I really don’t like going to dentist  and Im a bit scared. once I had another cavity and I was vincing in pain. Dentist told me that it shouldn’t hurt since I’ve had root canal on that tooth. the pain disappeared immediately….i don’t think it’ psychological 😉

    I do remember an occurrnce where the the antibiotic in the root started to hurt like hell for no reason. that thankfully stopped after a few hours.

    Post # 21
    4884 posts
    Honey bee

    floandcat :  No root canals but plenty of crowns. I also had a cracked tooth but not bad enough for a root canal. I’ll for sure need one one day though I think one of my crowns is on its last leg. 

    Post # 22
    359 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: April 2017 - Kaneohe, Hawaii

    None and only had one or two cavities in the past. I did, however, get all 4 of my wisdom teeth removed last year, in August, at 29 years old where I wss sedated and had such bad luck post-op. 🙁 half of my mouth is just starting to regain feeling. I hate dentists or anything teeth related and only go once every few years. I used to need laughing gas but was getting silly to be getting them as an adult though. 

    Post # 23
    633 posts
    Busy bee

    Just wondering if you’re feeling any better? Hope you’ve gotten some relief! Maybe they should just extract the dang thing!

    Post # 24
    2199 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: October 2019 - Chateau Lake Louise

    floandcat :  I feel you on the dental sadness. I had a crown split in half last week. Got in to have it replaced today, but it needed overnight to set. They put in a temp that fell off as soon as I got home and brushed my teeth. Blah!!

    Sorry about all the work you need done. Going to the dentist is a drag!!

    Post # 25
    6366 posts
    Bee Keeper

    I’m Canadian and I’ve literally never heard of someone having more than one!! And I only know like 1 ppl who have even had one. Ick this seems awful!!!

    Post # 26
    4691 posts
    Honey bee
    • Wedding: January 2017

    Ugh root canals suck. I’ve had 3. 1 tooth cracked from a banana chip and the only way to save it was with a RC, 1 tooth from an infected filling and 1 unexpectedly. Def sucks. 

    Post # 27
    1499 posts
    Bumble bee

    My first one was horriffic.  I had pain for three years afterwards due to how poorly it was done.

    The second one was under sedation because of the massive panic attack I had from the first one.  It was fine.

    The third one was unreal.  The doctor was totally different than anyone I’ve ever seen.  Between nitrous and novicane, not a single bit of pain and he kept talking to me so I didn’t panic.  At the end, he packed the tooth with antibiotics and sent me home for two weeks.  After two weeks, I went back, he confirmed that the nerve was totally gone, and that the tooth was in perfect shape (for what had been done).  I got the crown and then six months later, he checked again to make sure that nothing untoward had happened.

    Post # 28
    1463 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: March 2015

    floandcat :  My teeth are pretty bad due to genetics. Most of them have decalcified around the base. I usually get a cavity or two every year and something major done, which means even with insurance, we’ve been spending $2-3k every yr on dental bills. Like in 2016, it was a root canal (only one so far though) and crown. This past year, one of my teeth were beyond saving so I had to get oral surgery for the tooth extraction (implant TBD).

    I hope you recover faster from your root canal! I don’t recall being in pain afterward, I think my endo did a great job. The pain in the week or two before getting it done was like 50x worse, I needed Advil or Tylenol every few hours until they killed the nerve.

    Post # 29
    484 posts
    Helper bee

    I picked the first one but my teeth are not superb by any means lol. I need them whitened. I have to get a crown because my front tooth is bonded and is 20 years old now and has changed color, ew. Oh and I’ve had sooooo many fillings but I always catch them before they turn into needing a root canal.

    Post # 30
    4691 posts
    Honey bee
    • Wedding: January 2017

    jellybellynelly :  lol I’m Canadian too and a lot of people that I know have 3+ root canals and lots of partial/full implants. Maybe people just don’t want to tell you/talk about them. It’s pretty normal here in the GTA. 

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