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My root canal photo NSFW?

Discussion in 'The Lounge' started by bottlecap, Jan 27, 2010.

  1. bottlecap

    bottlecap Well-Known Member
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    Not in Canada, this displeases me.
    From December 14th to January 12th I was dealing with a cracked crown on my tooth. I was downing 20 Ibuprofin a day, rinsing with Whiskey to kill the nerve, also applying Orajel to kill the pain. Well the tooth ended up getting infected and I had to get a friend to write me a script for Penicillin. I don't have dental insurance with my job so I couldn't just pop in and get my tooth fixed. I ended up having to borrow $3K from my mom. *sigh*

    Anyway the tooth is 95% fixed just waiting on the permanent crown for my tooth. I asked the Dentist if I could get a copy of a photo of my tooth before they had worked on it at all. Here it is the brown is where the crown was cracked off...

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  2. momoceio

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  3. bottlecap

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    Not in Canada, this displeases me.
    Yeah pretty much... The pain of tooth dwarfed any discomfort of the root canal, I have photos of my tooth "prepped" (the crown drilled out), and a great X-ray of 3 files that are used to file out the nerve of the root of the tooth. You can feel them filing the nerves out. It's an interesting experience. I brought an iPod to "drown out the sounds" but you can't drown them out when the sound is IN YOUR HEAD!
     
  4. forty9er

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    That is pretty much gross!! Root Canals' suck!
     
  5. robb01

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    I cant even imagine your pain
     
  6. Carl C

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    all I can say is ....WOW
     
  7. bottlecap

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    Not in Canada, this displeases me.

    I'm just thankful it's done... Now to get the 3 cavities finished up and I'll have a decent mouth of teeth
     
  8. edge

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    Sedation dentistry bro... get yourself some halcion and its smooth sailing
     
  9. OstrichSaK

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    ...or a better dentist.
     
  10. bottlecap

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    Not in Canada, this displeases me.
    Couldn't afford it. I had my previous dentist use some nice stuff on me for Sedation when I had my wisdom teeth pulled, I remember going to the dentist and then waking up at my house the next day.
     
  11. edge

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    Halcion is cheap! $10 copay for the pills... ask your doc next time. You will need a ride. You can barely walk on it...
     
  12. devEndure

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    I just had a root canal recently, it was so bad that the infection ate at the bottom of my crown. I also got to smell that funky odor when the dentist was drilling, it was surely an interesting experience laying on that chair for 4 hours, but the vicadin sealed the deal for me :D
     
  13. crankerchick

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    ugh why is this title nsfw

    women don't want to see teeth? LOL
     
  14. ohh dear lord thats nasty..

    i hate the dentist.. one summer i decided it would be a solid idea to start eating powder sugar ice tea straight out of the can. ended up with 5 cavaties that summer. fml
     
  15. bottlecap

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    Not in Canada, this displeases me.
    I made it NSFW because it is a bit nasty.
     
  16. Hrethgir

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    My wife recently had a crown crack, but by the time the infection got to a place where she could feel it, the tooth was too far gone and they had to pull it out and give her a bridge. So you could have had it worse!
     
  17. JimmyT85

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    I'm from the UK, and when I visited the US a few years ago, I had to have root canal done. It would've cost me about $75 back home, over there it cost me $1,500.

    I don't know what was worse, the pain from the tooth or shelling out so much money to have said pain removed!
     
  18. momoceio

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    $1500! Jeez...even without insurance my dentist would be $800.
     
  19. bottlecap

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    desk jockey, paper pusher, bad news giver
    Not in Canada, this displeases me.
    No insurance and mine was $3000
     
  20. libramanofaz

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    I've recently had some odd pains form just chewing gum but I've never been in that position. I hope it stays that way.
     

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