Root canal = agony?
September 28, 2007 1:12 AM Subscribe
Next week I'm having a root canal done on my upper back molar, and I'm worried about the pain. What can I expect, pain-wise?
posted by zardoz to Health & Fitness (32 answers total) 3 users marked this as a favorite
So today the x-rays came back and my tooth is rotten to the core--my dentist was surprised that I wasn't already rolling on the ground in agony. Years ago I had two cavities filled, and that was cake, virtually no pain at all. Though when they scrape off all that tartar, that's pain. What about root canals? I have to have this done in three stages.
I know, I need to ask the doctor all these questions. I will, but basically I didn't have time to--I just came back home and want to get a number of opinions on how painful root canal can be.