Root Canal Diary

Posted: August 29, 2008 in Uncategorized
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Had my first root canal on Wednesday. Wasn’t as bad as expected, and my back molar is feeling much better.

In fact, it’s not actually feeling anything. They opened the damn thing up like a can of tuna and scraped all those nasty troublesome nerves out of it. Weirdest part is when they stick those long files down into the roots.  They went in so far I thought they’d come out through the other side. Good thing I have a beard.

Before this, it wasn’t so much the pain but the sensation that it was rising up out of its socket like some kind of prehistoric fossil beast climbing out of the tar pit. I’d bite down and it would felt like it was pushing back, kind of a spring-loaded effect.

I can deal with it. At least I’m not at work, I can edit stories on my PDA while I’m waiting and I get a little bit of a buzz from the novocaine.

Gotta go back tomorrow so they can plug the canyon.

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