Well, the root canal is done. It went well – the endodontist was great and pretty much dug right in (so to speak) once he saw the copy of the x-ray that I brought with me. Since the dentist hadn’t really pinpointed which tooth neede the work, the end. did the cold test on me again – this time he used actual ice that he held up to my teeth. When he hit the one that needed the work it was like having a straight pin jammed into my gums. It brought tears to my eyes it hurt so bad.
An hour later I walked out of there with half my face completely numb (he shot so much anesthetic into my mouth that even my EYE was numb) and my tooth fixed. I have to go back next Wednesday morning for the permanent crown to be put in place. Fortunately, I was already planning on taking that day off for CootieBoy’s doctor appointment, so it’s perfect timing.
I debated going into work for a couple hours after I left the doctor’s office but opted to come home. I have a couple prescriptions and need to call my medical study folks to find out if I can take the medications the endodontist recommended. So far my face is still numb so I don’t need the painkiller, but the endodontist said I almost definitely would need the anti-inflammatory.