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I recently discovered a cavity in one of my molars--my first--and it's a doozy, since it created a crack in my tooth that goes up to the gum line (srsly folks, there is a way raw veggies are bad for you--when they're hard as rocks).

Anyway, my dentist sent me to the endodontist who wants to do a root canal. This, liked, freaked me out, because the only thing I know about root canals is what I see on TV. My mom shrugged it off, saying she's had several and they were no big deal.

My question is - the endodontist has a sedative he can use to veg me out during the process, but it will require I show up two hours early for the appointment, and have someone drive me to and from. Also, I will pretty much have to take that day off from work to "sleep it off," and since they don't want me driving for 24 hours, I'll have to stay home the next day, too (I can work from home the second day if it comes to that).

Do I really need to be vegged out for this? What are other people's experience with root canals?


Aug. 30th, 2014 11:37 pm (UTC)
You'd know if you had an abcess! It would hurt like hell.