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It's time to do this once and for all

So, for a variety of reasons, I was never very good about my dental care regimen. This has come to mean that, at 24, I have one cracked tooth, two chipped ones covered with veneers, two that have been pulled, a mouth full of cavities, gum disease and on-and-off pain in different teeth. I'm so tired of this. I know it's horrible to think this way, but the more time that passes, the less I feel like even brushing my teeth ( I only do it when I have to go out at this point). The guilt and anxiety are wrecking me psychologically as is the constant threat of intractable pain. I've tried to get things done the usual way- one appointment/procedure at a time, when I could afford it and had the emotional fortitude to go through with them. The problem is that my last two or three appointments- for root canals and fillings- have gone terribly. The anaesthetic never, ever worked, even after multiple injections, and even with nitrous. My last visit for a root canal was the first time I ever had the distinct displeasure of knowing what a drill on one's nerve feels like. I now shudder at the mere sound of a drill or anything that sounds like it. [more inside]
posted by marsbar77 on Jun 6, 2014 - 13 answers

Is my phone replacement a dud?

Someone recently stole my Iphone 4 and with my upgrade coming up in December and not having insurance I had to resort to alternative means to acquire a new phone. I purchased a HTC thunderbolt online with a cracked screen for fairly cheap.When I first got it the "device" worked great. I can browse the phone and connect to wifi and have no SD card issues but when I went to activate it at verizon they stuck a 4G LTE SIM card in it and tried activating it for over an hour then eventually told me they were stumped and to buy another phone or call customer support. [more inside]
posted by isopropyl on Sep 29, 2013 - 3 answers

Can I get a new Bell Samsung Galaxy S4 and root/unlock it? (& should I?)

Can I get a new Bell Samsung Galaxy S4 and root/unlock it? (& should I?) [more inside]
posted by ManInSuit on Jul 1, 2013 - 1 answer

Fancy Tea

Any recommendations for a tea with strong licorice flavor that isn't fruity or sweet? [more inside]
posted by kittensofthenight on May 5, 2013 - 12 answers

For the love of god, help me root my (not-so) Incredible

I'm failing miserable at rooting my Incredible. I'm very, very new to the whole rooting concept, but the low storage space detailed here is unacceptable, and I can't afford a bigger SD card or new phone. Help? [more inside]
posted by csox on Mar 13, 2013 - 5 answers

me want magic screen box

I would like to purchase an off-brand tablet computer from a discount electronics website. I know nothing about components or specs or anything- the only info I have to go on is bigger number is good. Please help me. (sorry but this post got way too long, you've been warned.) [more inside]
posted by FirstMateKate on Feb 22, 2013 - 9 answers

Should I root my wife's Kindle Fire 2?

I gave my wife a Kindle Fire 2 (7") for Christmas, and I am thinking about rooting it for her. She does not seem to be too enamored with the Amazon interface, and is thinking she might like a standard, stock Android OS. I know that if we do this, we will likely lose Amazon Prime Instant Videos, which she does not use. If you have rooted a Kindle Fire 2, please share with me what you like and/or dislike about your new set-up. Thanks!
posted by 4ster on Jan 23, 2013 - 3 answers

I broke my jailbreak!

My Verizon Galaxy Nexus is unlocked, but I also broke it. Help me put it back together again! [more inside]
posted by pdb on Jan 23, 2013 - 8 answers

Android 4.2: errors when trying to upgrade Galaxy Nexus

I'm trying to update my rooted Galaxy Nexus to Android 4.2 and I keep getting errors: "failed to verify whole-file signature", "signature verification failed". I have Googled the errors and ended up at XDA and similar sites but do not understand the solutions offered in the slightest. Can you help me by explaining the steps to me like I'm an idiot? [more inside]
posted by dobbs on Nov 17, 2012 - 29 answers

How to (or can I) limit permissions for Android apps?

Android and intrusive permissions - can I find a limited-permission SMS blocker, or should I just root my phone? [more inside]
posted by Angharad on Nov 11, 2012 - 2 answers

How to root, upgrade to jelly bean, and carrier unlock my galaxy nexus SC-04D locked to docomo?

How to root, upgrade to jelly bean, and carrier unlock my galaxy nexus SC-04D locked to docomo? [more inside]
posted by crawltopslow on Oct 25, 2012 - 4 answers

Help me Flash Recovery and / or root my Nexus...

Help rooting and/or flashing Recovery on a Galaxy Nexus (Jelly Bean) on a Mac? I'm stuck. So I followed these instructions / video and all seemed to be going well until I got to Step 7. [more inside]
posted by You Should See the Other Guy on Aug 10, 2012 - 9 answers

My HTC Evo Shift is feeling cramped

My HTC Evo Shift 4G (two years old?) keeps telling me I'm running out of internal storage. Right now there is only 51.59MB free in the internal storage, while my SD card has over 14G free. It's getting to the point that system apps can't be updated because there is not enough space. What can I do to free up more internal space? [more inside]
posted by youngergirl44 on Jul 23, 2012 - 16 answers

How to root Android Optimus V

LG Optimus V on Virgin Mobile -- this phone sucks. Or maybe it's the operating system? Anyways, tell me about rooting it. [more inside]
posted by lewedswiver on Jul 15, 2012 - 12 answers

Bricked my Samsung Galaxy S3

I think I may have "bricked" my new Samsung Galaxy S3. Please help! [more inside]
posted by AMWKE1984 on Jun 30, 2012 - 4 answers

Word sans-prefix is word no more?

What are some English words that contain a prefix, but the root is either not a word or is substantially unrelated to the prefixed word? [more inside]
posted by Geppp on Mar 23, 2012 - 36 answers

Help me learn a very selective slice of Greek and Latin words.

Is there a resource where I can learn about the Greek and Latin words that commonly underlie words and names in English? I don't want to learn Greek or Latin, I'm talking about only the words which are commonly useful as 'clues'. [more inside]
posted by Kirn on Mar 13, 2012 - 14 answers

So I ordered it, paid for it, it's been shipped, but now I realize that it's not exactly what I wanted. What next?

I just bought a 32 GB Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1, despite the fact that I was trying to buy a 32 GB Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1 with 3G. What now? Return it and get what I wanted, or root my phone, save some cash, and move on? [more inside]
posted by Blue_Villain on Jan 20, 2012 - 9 answers

You might as well burn that $200

So I've got a Kindle Fire - I don't need an interface to the Amazon ecosystem so I'll probably never use it - unless.... I root it. So... [more inside]
posted by mrs. taters on Nov 28, 2011 - 7 answers

How to re-root a Nook Color which was messed up by 1.3 udpate

I have a Nook Color which came with the stock 1.2 version of the BN software. I rooted it successfully to Cyanogenmod 7 (Froyo). Everything was great; birds sang, unicorns frolicked, and all was right in the world. Then a couple of weeks ago BN decided to push the 1.3 update over the air, and while I was using the Nook, the machine rebooted itself with the update, annoying me at the time because I was in the middle of using it. I put it aside for a while due to travels & such, and yesterday just picked up the Nook to realize that the 1.3 update busted my root. Most of my installed apps are gone, Android Market is completely nonfunctional, gmail and talk are dead. How do I fix this? [more inside]
posted by cuddles.mcsnuggy on Sep 18, 2011 - 12 answers

I've taken the Android tablet as prescribed... now what?

I recently bought an Acer Iconia A500 Android tablet. I had two questions about it though: Does anyone have any Android tablet (honeycomb) specific app recommendations, and should I root the device and why?
posted by Admira on Jul 7, 2011 - 4 answers

Best way to prepare a rooted cellphone for its new owner?

I have one of the first Android cellphones that I recently rooted using SuperOneClick so that I could install Wireless Tether. I did not install a new ROM. I now want to sell this phone and I'm wondering, if I perform a factory reset, will that "unroot" it also? I'd like to advertise the phone as being rooted and having Wireless Tether on it, but I also need to remove all the personal info stored on it. What is the best way to keep it rooted but also wipe out all my stored passwords, pictures, etc. ? If it matters, it's a Tmobile MyTouch 3G. Thanks in advance!
posted by FormerMermaid on Jun 1, 2011 - 6 answers

Do I need this root canal?

Do I really need a root canal on a tooth that has no symptoms, but that the dentist is suddenly *very* concerned about? [more inside]
posted by I_love_the_rain on May 17, 2011 - 19 answers

Best way to root a Motorola Droid and use it as a mobile hotspot?

Is it possible to turn an original Motorola Droid into a mobile wireless hotspot by rooting it? If so, what's the easiest way to do that? [more inside]
posted by Rhaomi on May 9, 2011 - 9 answers

How do I learn more about root cause analysis?

Root cause analysis. What exactly does it mean in the context of an engineering job and how can I prepare for this interview? [more inside]
posted by just.good.enough on Apr 22, 2011 - 8 answers

The chicken or the egg?

Did the word "evolve" exist before Darwin came up with the theory of evolution?
posted by Glendale on Apr 5, 2011 - 5 answers

You don't have to brush all your teeth - just the ones you want to keep

Help me figure out next steps with regard to the mess that is my mouth, specifically my teeth [more inside]
posted by TravellingCari on Mar 21, 2011 - 4 answers

Can't be rooted?

A friend bought an Aigo N700 tablet back from China as a gift. It's nice, but because it's not a Google sanctioned device, it lacks Chat and Market and other Google things. [more inside]
posted by the noob on Mar 6, 2011 - 1 answer

I have a beef with my teef.

Can anyone recommend a dentist in Matamoros, Mexico? Is it a good place for dental work? Details inside. [more inside]
posted by pantsonfire on Jan 5, 2011 - 13 answers

How do I rock my Droid X's socks off?

HackedAndroidFilter:What custom ROM should I load onto my (already rooted) Droid X? Similarly, can you install Droid apps manually via the file manager on such a modded Droid? What about Google Voice? And so on... [more inside]
posted by RolandOfEld on Nov 18, 2010 - 5 answers

ow. ow alot.

Relief for cervical ulnar nerve compression? [more inside]
posted by Baby_Balrog on Nov 13, 2010 - 9 answers

How to find all roots of a function in two variables?

I've got a long function with two variables, encoding - I suspect - a hidden message. Most likely, the message is somehow encoded in the function's roots. Is there any good software to plot a function in two dimensions and only show the points where it evaluates to zero? [more inside]
posted by Triton on Aug 15, 2010 - 7 answers

HTC EVO Update Root

How do I root my HTC EVO phone, now that it is legal, when I have the first update. [more inside]
posted by elationfoundation on Jul 27, 2010 - 3 answers

How do I make and Incredible even more incredible?

Besides voiding my warranty, what are some practical reasons to avoid rooting my Droid Incredible and replacing the kernel? What other cool mods should I try? [more inside]
posted by The Winsome Parker Lewis on Jul 21, 2010 - 4 answers

The Tooth Hurts

I had a root canal on my second molar nearly 1 year ago. The tooth is still sensitive to hot/cold and is very uncomfortable. What gives? [more inside]
posted by Tenacious.Me.Tokyo on Jun 3, 2010 - 12 answers

Help me root my Droid!

I think I'm ready to take the plunge and root my Motorola Droid to install a custom ROM. But I still have a few niggling questions. [more inside]
posted by malthas on May 23, 2010 - 6 answers

Word I find software that can get to the root of this problem?

How do I obtain a list of all words associated with a list of word roots / stems? [more inside]
posted by hooves on May 13, 2010 - 6 answers

Get into OS X account without password and without killing the keychain?

I would like to get root access on a Macbook Air running Mac OS X 10.5.8. Bonus points - without nuking the existing keychain. [more inside]
posted by zippy on Mar 29, 2010 - 31 answers

What do you know about carbon fiber posts and zirconium crowns for teeth?

Is my dentist upselling me on a carbon fiber post and zirconium crown for a root canal on a front tooth? [more inside]
posted by KimikoPi on Feb 20, 2010 - 6 answers

How to fake a forest?

How to record (or possibly fake) forest ground, roots and moist dirt in an arctic climate? [more inside]
posted by gmm on Jan 16, 2010 - 6 answers

An Inconvenient Tooth

My jaw muscles and cheeks have been getting progressively tighter and more painful for weeks now. What is going on? [more inside]
posted by Tenacious.Me.Tokyo on Jan 7, 2010 - 13 answers

My root canal... it tickles?

What is this sensation I'm feeling after getting a root canal? [more inside]
posted by raztaj on Nov 12, 2009 - 4 answers

I will not eat green potatoes and ham.

Garden/Botony/KitchenFilter: If your potatoes turn green, can you safely turn them back to brown? [more inside]
posted by Toekneesan on Oct 10, 2009 - 5 answers

Papa Needs a Brand New Crown

Dental filter: I just visited a dentist who told me that I chipped one of my molars and that I'd need a crown for it. He said that since I'm not really having pain associated with it (it's a little sensitive, but that's it) I don't need to have a root canal. Is getting a crown instead of a root canal wise? [more inside]
posted by theefixedstars on May 6, 2009 - 11 answers

Root Beer!

We're makin' root beer! (Help?) [more inside]
posted by serazin on Mar 13, 2009 - 17 answers

dental insurance with no waiting period?

I need to have a root canal, build-up and crown done on a molar - almost $2,000 worth of work. I have no dental insurance. Is there any private dental insurance I can buy, either in Idaho or New Jersey, that doesn't have a waiting period for this kind of work? [more inside]
posted by ac on Nov 26, 2008 - 15 answers

Student can finally eat but can no longer afford food.

Is a crown necessary after having a root canal? [more inside]
posted by guniang on Nov 23, 2008 - 17 answers

One of my teeth is pink. What is this??

One of my teeth is pink. What is this?? [more inside]
posted by mintchip on Nov 6, 2008 - 7 answers

Why can't I disable root login on this Mac?

Mac OS 10.5: why can't I disable root login? [more inside]
posted by neuron on Sep 11, 2008 - 4 answers

How To Place Shortcut in root of Burn CD

How do you create a shortcut in the root of a burn CD to point to a file inside a folder in that same cd? [more inside]
posted by cmherskovic on Jul 28, 2008 - 9 answers

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