As I mentioned before, I’m in need of a root canal. More specifically, it’s going to happen today, in just a few hours. I’ve never had a root canal before and I’m more than a bit nervous about it. When googled and thusly described by the appropriate Wiki page, which in retrospect seems like a bad idea now, it seems like some sort of medieval torture. They drill down, into your roots, take a tiny needle sized file and REMOVE your nerve, then fill it with some sort of goo. The article was more than likely written by the ADA or a dentist because it mentions on various occasions how this is completely painless since normally, the root is already dead.
Nothing, and I mean nothing, about anything that profession pretends to do for you has ever been or ever will be “painless”. Dentists say going to the dentist is painless for two reasons. A: to make you feel like a complete pussy (and therefor less likely to complain) when it actually does start to hurt and B: so that people who apparently blacked the entire experience out, can say to all their friends that “it really wasn’t that bad” and feel all macho about not remembering it.
Have I mentioned how much I dislike dentists.
Oh, and I’m a bleeder.
I can’t wait. Actually, yes, yes I can wait.
I’ve been investigating sedation dentistry. Basically they give you a sedative for pretty much anything they’re going to do. Apparently they don’t put you under, but it’s a mood elevator and makes the whole thing seem to take less time. Not sure if insurance will cover it though.
That sounds cool! I would have loved to have been “out” for most of yesterday. It sucked. A lot. My head is splitting today. Apparently, molars have 4 roots that need to be killed at the nerve, and more if the roots branch out (like tree roots). Mine did, twice. So I had 6 “please kill me now” moments instead of 4. It was great fun.