Does a root canal hurt really bad or can they numb you up like they do for a filling?Answer Question
Answer by lil_shannie at 11:17 PM on Mar. 9, 2011
Answer by Kathy675 at 11:21 PM on Mar. 9, 2011
Answer by chgomom at 11:22 PM on Mar. 9, 2011
YES!!! I've only had novocaine for root canals, and only been put under anesthesia for surgical extractions (not all extractions are surgical). With each root canal I've had, I'm telling you I felt the whole thing! I am very difficult to numb,they give me enough to knock out an elephant. But even with lots and lots of novocaine, I still felt the root canal. Weirdest feeling ever. This long metal thing going up and down, up and down, into the root. *shudders violently*
With lots and lots of novocaine, I never felt a tooth being pulled, it never hurt (uncomfortable only). If you can get sedation for the root canal, do it! Even the nitrous didn't help me. And btw, I am NOT a baby when it comes to pain. I have a great tolerance, but root canal just about killed me.
Answer by CookieMom108 at 11:26 PM on Mar. 9, 2011
Answer by Kathy675 at 11:33 PM on Mar. 9, 2011
Cookie, u will have that girl so scared thatby the time she goes and sees the dentist, shes will have already worked herself up to the point when she sees the needle, she s gonna pass out cold!! lol But honestly, just tell u your dentist that you are the biggest wimp this side of the Mississippi, and they normally work with ya. Mine did and he put me out, still numbed my mouth to the point when I tried to talk I sounded like I just got done putting back a few Long Island Iced Tea's!
Answer by Michigan-Mom74 at 11:38 PM on Mar. 9, 2011
Answer by jeanclaudia at 12:21 AM on Mar. 10, 2011
Answer by Christmaslver68 at 7:50 AM on Mar. 10, 2011
Michigan Mom: She asked, I gave my answer.
I had root canals with different dentists. Not all were bad dentists. I was numb, apparently not numb enough or it didn't numb down deep enough. There was no pain after. I have a high tolerance to pain.
And Kathy, your numb what?
Answer by CookieMom108 at 12:36 PM on Mar. 10, 2011
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