Wednesday, August 27, 2008

root canal

yesterday afternoon, I got to sit in a comfy chair and have a not-so-comfy procedure...a root canal. I have had one before, but I never had the pain that this one produced. It didn't hurt too much before i had it done, but last night...holy crap. I was in some serious pain. Mainly at the injection sites from the shots. I could harldy open my mouth without pain and Tylenol was just not cutting it. I slept on a heating pad for the night and it helped.
This morning, it was more pain, but Tylenol seemed to have made a difference. However, it is still sore, but I can handle it.
I don't recommend having a root canal. They aren't fun...i would rather have a pap smear.

8 comments:

CrazyMomof7 said...

Awww..no fun. Sorry that you are hurting. Hopefully you feel better soon.
If you take a potato, poke a couple of holes in it and put it in a sock...put it in the microwave for about 2 minutes, its a portable "heating pad". It holds the heat for quite awhile, you can take it with you and hold it right where you need it. You can reheat it usually twice before it becomes too soft. You can do the same thing with uncooked rice in a rock.
Feel better.

My Crazy Life X 6 said...

AMEN!!!!

call if you need anything today...

DeAnne said...

oh man, i'm sorry! pap smear any day! that made me laugh :)

Megan Erickson said...

I had a filling done a while ago but it was the worst one i had ever had and when it was all done I said "wow that was almost worse than labor" The dental hygentist (a man) just looked at me all weird! I hate going to the dentist!

Julie said...

I feel for you, I had my wisdom teeth pulled when I was prego and it was the worst. Very little pain meds and what I could take made me sick!

Marnie said...

Yes, no fun. Two for me. "You lose a tooth for each child." As my dentist tells me. I had one done after Chloe was born and one after Fae.

Lisa Farman said...

I am so sorry. That does not sound like fun. I hope you are feeling better now.

Brandon and Lindsay said...

Sorry to hear about the root canal. I have never had one (yes, that is the sound of me knocking on wood) and don't want to any time soon! ESPECIALLY without any pain killers. Tylenol just doesn't pack much of a punch!