First Root Canal Is Done!

Good new! Yesterday the specialist that I was referred to had a cancellation yesterday, and was able to get one of the root canals I needed done! Whew, I’m glad that’s taken care of. But it literally took ALL of the available money we had through our dental insurance, so I’ve just gotta hope the other tooth that needs one holds up for another year without any issues. Because there is no way I’ll be able to get it done without the insurance money. But oh well. At least one is done. And in a week or two I’ll have to get a crown on it and it should hopefully be good to go for a while!

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I don’t think I’ve ever been so happy to get a medical procedure done haha.Β 

Anyway, the whole process was super easy. The only thing I felt were the Novocaine shots, and even those weren’t bad. We waited a few minutes for those to kick in, and then the dentist was in and out in about an hour. Not bad!! So, I told him about the allergic reaction I was having to the clindamycin the other dentist gave me for the infection I had because of the tooth. He was kinda surprised about that, apparently not many people are allergic to that particular antibiotic. But he said since the root canal removed all of the infected tissue I should be fine not taking any more antibiotics. So that’s good! Now I don’t have to experiment anymore with antibiotics. Haha apparently my body just doesn’t like them.

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Can you tell that the right side of my face was super numb in this photo?Β 

Also, can we talk about how dentists just hand out hydrocodone like it’s candy? The first dentist I saw gave me a script for 20, to hold me over until I could see the specialist because no one was really sure when that was going to happen. I had that one filled and took one because I had been having trouble eating, but that was it. Then after the root canal the specialist gave me another script for 16 more, even though I had filled out on one of their forms that I already had some. Like, there is no way in hell that I need that many pain pills! So I’m not having the other script filled, but jeez, no wonder there’s an opioid crisis in this country. They’re just being handed out like its no big deal. I just thought that was crazy…

But anyway, happy Valentine’s Day! I hope you have a wonderful Wednesday!

~Ashley

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