Bye You! Dentist Question

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  1. Real

    Real Well-Known Member VIP

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    I have a dentist app. on Thursday at 8am. First one in Three years. I think I'm going to need a root canal. How long does it take to do one? Will I be able to go to work that same day? I talk a lot for my job. Will it fuck up my speech for the day?

    Thank you
     
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    scrambler Well-Known Member 2010 OG

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    She's my hero!! :byeyou:
     
  3. Bye You!

    Bye You! The n word guy Gold

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    :wub:

    You should be able to go back to work after the root canal. How long it takes depends on which tooth it is. Molars have more roots so they take longer than single-rooted teeth.

    the only thing that will affect your speech is being numb. This usually doesn't affect the motor nerves, so you have the ability to speak fine, you just don't feel your lips, and possibly tongue, moving, and it's disconcerting.

    Why do you think you need a root canal? is your appointment for that tooth? or a check-up?

    any other questions, feel free to ask. I'm home early and not quite sure what to do with my time. :D
     
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    Poor guy be prepared for more pain than is reasonably acceptable
     
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    Bye You! The n word guy Gold

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    awwww that's not always true. My patients usually sleep through them. they are so damned boring.
     
  6. GHP

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    Sadly he prolly won't be going to you

    I doubt if he'd go at all if he knew what he was in for
     
  7. Bye You!

    Bye You! The n word guy Gold

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    sssssshhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh
     
  8. Real

    Real Well-Known Member VIP

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    I wish I had Bye as a dentist.

    I'm just going for a check-up and cleaning, but everytime I go I end up getting work done. My dentist loves to do things right away and makes it sound like my teeth are going to fall out if I don't get the work done THAT DAY. Last time I went he told me to get my wisdom teeth out and a day later we pulled them.

    I have pain between my bicuspid and molar on my bottom right side. About a month ago my neck started hurting on the same side.
     
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    PullMyFinger Hors d'oeuvre Addict 2010 OG VIP

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    Looks painless enough to me.

    [​IMG]

    :shitbricks: :ohnoes: :shitbricks:
     
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    Maybe you can get some "Vicodin to go" for the weekend.
     
  11. Real

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    What the fuck is that? I'm to scared to google anything about it.
     
  12. Real

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    :pray::pray::pray:
     
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    Bye You! The n word guy Gold

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    :lol: shit i wish it was that easy!

    here's what i recommend, Real. For that tooth, it is likely that the dentist will get you numb by giving you a mandibular block. make sure you get 2. THEN, and this is important, tell him/her that you insist on being infiltrated with 4% septocaine on the buccal and the lingual.

    print this up, bring it with you and read it out loud. you won't feel a thing.

    although you may not even need a root canal.
     
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    I did a root canal search and that image came up.
     
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    Bye You! The n word guy Gold

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    ahhhh if i had a nickel for every drug addict that pulled the "ouch my tooth hurts my insurance kicks in next week and I'm allergic to that hydro-hydro"

    me: "hydrocodone" (vicodin)

    "Yeah, that's it! i am allergic to that. but i can take that stuff that begins with a P...uh, what was that, um. per...perc something"
     
  16. Real

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    Thank You SO much for the help BYE. I'll let you know what happens on Thursday.
     
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    Get roaring drunk before you go in
     
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    [​IMG]
     
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    x76 Just a crazy old hermit VIP

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    It's not too bad. The anticipation is worst. Even having my impacted wisdom teeth removed wasn't as bad as I thought it was going to be.
     
  20. Bye You!

    Bye You! The n word guy Gold

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    I had an itty bitty cavity over the summer when i was living in Louisiana, and I came to NY for a visit. I made a dentist appointment and brought my own septocaine with me. I practice what I preach.

    BUT, and this is also important, septocaine is not to be used for the block. just the infiltration. if you don't know wtf that means, it doesn't matter.