I had a Root Canal on Wednesday, August 29 - Men's Health Forum

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I had a Root Canal on Wednesday, August 29

BobJensen
BobJensen

I had a Root Canal on Wednesday, August 29. It took 2 and a half hours. It was a retreat from over 25 years ago. Bacteria leaked in and caused an infection and pain. They gave me antibiotics for 7 days---amoxicillin. It is in my #3 tooth---top right, 3rd from the back. Anyway, the endodontist had to drill a hole in my old crown. Then he had to remove the old pieces of the old root canal. Then he had to tightly pack new material into the empty canals. Then put a temporary filling into the hole he drilled to work on the tooth. My mouth and jaw are still sore. I am using 800 mg ibuprofen every 6 to 8 hours because of the soreness. I have allergies and something was getting in my throat and I had to sit up and cough it out. That happened 5 times. I finally survived. I have an appointment on September 18 to measure and make a new crown. Teeth are a pain and very expensive. Has anyone else had a root canal?

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Two and a half hours for an RCT!? Good grief. Was he a specialist?

BobJensen
BobJensen in reply to dtech

Yes. He is an endodontist.

dtech
dtech in reply to BobJensen

That is way long. Bet he was cursing. Bifocated root? 😂

BobJensen
BobJensen in reply to dtech

It was tough. I did not hear cursing.

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