Monday, August 31, 2009

What happens when a root canal doesnt work?

Ask me...I know! LOL

So I went to a specialist today that let me knows what happens. I was afraid he was going to tell me, "Sorry chick, we are going to remove your tooth, you are going to put it under your pillow and hope the tooth fairy comes." Boy, was I wrong. When a root canal fails (and who knew they could) I guess they have a couple of options beside taking the tooth. They can redo the root canal OR do an even more invasive procedure. Since I have, what the specialist said was "Arthritic looking grandma roots" he wants to do an apicoectomy on me. Which is basically taking a flap of my gums up around my tooth and taking the part of my root that is infected or troublesome out. This website explains it better than I do. Dont worry no graphic pictures or anything.
So, that is what I am going to do in a couple of Thursdays. Frankly my dear, I am not looking forward to it, but I am looking forward to being out of pain in my mouth and KEEPING my tooth!

P.S. Thanks dental insurance.

P.P.S. Next Monday I will tell you more about what is going on with my general health and my back, etc.


George said...

Studies shows that the fear of the unknown is what people fear the most especially whenever when we are undergoing a medical or a dental procedure like tooth removal. Today, we are lucky that the dental technology is evolving and the dentists are discovering new ways of providing dental treatments like pain relief. It also made me remember my second root canal on the same tooth. I was totally scared that when I heard the word "invasive procedure". However, I have to face the music, or else, the pain will worsen. I went to the Myrtle Beach dentist clinic for a return check-up. Thanks to the benefits of sedatives, I got the pain away for good.

After my 2nd root canal at the dental clinic at Myrtle Beach, dentists there reassured me by providing me in dept explanation regarding the procedure. Surely, knowing what you are in for will help relieve stress.

George said...

I once had an experience with root canal due to the extreme pain on my tooth that I felt many years ago, painkillers can't do anything at all and I had 3­ straight sleepless nights because of that. Finally being fed up with the pain and suffering, I w­ent to the dentist (Myrtle Beach based clinic) which my friend has recommended to me. After a series of diagnostics, the operation has­ begun.

A few months after that operation, my tooth has been in good condition and devoid of pain. The procedure made me live my life normally again, with all thanks to Myrtle Beach dentists'­ clinic.