Root canal

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  1. CaptTurbo

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    In 4 hours I go in for my first root canal. Im scared to death. Ive always heard how painfull it is. :(
     
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    worst thing ever.


    man, yer screwed.
     
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    when I broke my front 2 teeth from doing a faceplant on a concrete curb, I had to have a root canal for a crown to replace one of the shattered teeth.

    The root canal goes down as the most painful & gruesome experience I've ever had & this comes from a guy with many painful experiences

    - broken arm w/spiral fracture & surgery w/steel plate & screws
    - 8" pipe filled with sewage water exploding in my face & fracturing my skull & breaking my nose
    - a steel sliver got caught in my eye, got infected & my eyeball swelled up & I couldn't close my eyelid without bad pain & any light greater than a dim candle would hurt
    - dropping a full keg on big toe, breaking it & have many ingrownnails every time the nail grows back
    - dropping a 40lb weight plate at the gym on same big toe 2 years later, breaking it again & almost severing it
    - car accident & face smashed into a windshield
    - stabbed a pencil into my hand & had to have surgery to remove the point
    - folding ladder closing suddenly & slamming my manhood in the hinges
    - another face plant into a concrete curb & fracturing my cheek bone
    - broken tailbone from rollerblading & then taking a 4 hour plane ride on a puddle jumper that dipped & bobbed the whole way
    - dated an obnoxious girl from UofA for nearly a year

    the root canal was the worst by far
     
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    Way to pick him up!!! Thats one hell of a pep talk - we need you to give the halftime speech in the locker room at SDS to the opposing team! :biglaugh:
     
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    :eek:
     
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    and i thought you 2 were friends of mine. :( :( :(
     
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    At least it'll take your mind off your pregnant wife. :thumbup:
     
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    you asked for the truth :)

    the worst part is when he takes the drill to hollow out the tooth & tooth parts start flying around like shrapnel. then a white powdery smoke comes out of your mouth & you just want to run from this medieval torture. that part sucks

    then if he doesn't novacaine you properly & goes to deaden the nerve, that is the much worse than what I thought the worst part was.

    make sure you get some good numbness going on. bring headphones if you can & listen to something other than the drill & the tooth getting drilled.

    if you have a good dentists, it shouldn't be too bad. if you have a hack, then .... *shudder* mine was a hack
     
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    I accidentaly dropped a 30 lb weight on my left testicle in my 20's and I'd rather do that 10 more times consecutively than have another root canal.



    (I'm kidding, but he doesn't know that)
     
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    The noise the drill makes vibrate through your head is horrible. Makes your nutz shrivel.
     
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    SWD, just go under sedation.
     
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    definitely, take the nitrous - double hit and you won't care about anything.


    you'll do fine.
     
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    Dude, it's nothing...I had a root canal, and after the intial numbing and some drilling, the rest is cake...wasn't even as close to as bad as people make it out to be.

    Mike
     
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    Maddog.... :biglaugh: :biglaugh: :biglaugh:
     

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