Since starting this blog in October 2012, readers have posted hundreds of comments on all aspects of dentistry.
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The pain was there immediately before the treatment.
He asked if I wanted an anaesthetic, and I said, 'Do you think I should have one?
You say you were in a lot of pain before the procedure, but how recently?
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But if it was even a day or two ago, there's a pretty good chance that the nerves were shot.
ETA that I assumed that no anaesthetic meant NO anaesthetic. I've never been given anything stronger for a root canal. The pain was unbelievable, but I have a very sensitive mouth and the usual amounts of novocaine don't work for me.
Some hurt like a motherfucker, some had no pain at all.
The ones that didn't hurt were because the nerves were already dead.