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Using local anesthesia during root canal - Online Doctor Chats

Date : 21-Feb-2012
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User :   hello!
Doctor :   Hi
User :   so so worried as tomorrow i have to go to the dentist and going to get one filling and another one thats sore but if he exposes the nerves then he may have to take the nerves out of the tooth very worried and scared
Doctor :   See during root canal the exposed nerves will be completely removed
Doctor :   so will cause pain only for 1- 2 days and then will subside
User :   i had a root canal done like 10 years agi and i had very very sharp pain when getting the nerves taken out
User :   i was in tears
User :   also i hve chronic anxitey
Doctor :   Might be you didnt meet the right dentist
User :   can i take valium like 1 hour b4 my appointment
Doctor :   If there is sufficient aneasthesia given the procedure is totally painless
Doctor :   No valium should be taken after consulting your dentist
User :   the last dentist was a rush onbe as i had a bad tooth ache atv that stage
User :   will it hurt if the tooth is infectied
Doctor :   No
User :   well why was it last time myb tooth had a very sharp pain and i think i was on srong painkilles at that stage
Doctor :   Some times when there is extensive tooth deacay
User :   and i went though the roof
Doctor :   you will have pain
Doctor :   There will some pain following procedures we should have to develop pain tolerance too
User :   well i have tooth decay in my tooth but dont know how much so will it hurt
Doctor :   even this time you will prescribed pain killers after procedure
Doctor :   During procedure it will be totally apinless
User :   no last time i was prescribed pain killers b4 hand
Doctor :   *painless
User :   why wheni have heaps of decay in that tooth
Doctor :   Generally antibiotics are prescribed before hand and painkillers after the procedure
Doctor :   Due to poor dental hygiene and irregular and unhealthy food habits
User :   i have dental decay on that tooth i think thats what is making it ache and i have a hole in the tooth
User :   so will i get sharp pain at all
Doctor :   Dont worry you can get it sorted with a filling'
Doctor :   Not necessarily
User :   how when he could hit a nevre as my tooth has a hole in it
Doctor :   He will desensitize and then do the filling
Doctor :   An access hole will then be drilled into the tooth. The pulp along with bacteria, the decayed nerve tissue and related debris is removed from the tooth. The cleaning out process is accomplished using root canal files. A series of these files of increasing diameter are each subsequently placed into the access hole and worked down the full length of the tooth to scrape and scrub the sides of the root canals. Water or sodium hypochlorite is used periodically to flush away the debris.
User :   what u mean desenitized
Doctor :   After local aneasthesia the part becomes numb
User :   so scared as i will be in pain i am very scared as i have decay in that tooth
User :   how does the pupl/nerves become numb
Doctor :   You dont have to ten years back dentistry was not so sophisticted as now
User :   and what do the nerves and stuff look like
Doctor :   Small tiny wires
User :   the nerves look like wires
Doctor :   Now modern dentistry is well equipped any many new instruments come up making things simpler
Doctor :   yes
User :   why they look like wire
Doctor :   Very small wires
User :   u a dentist
Doctor :   No
Doctor :   General practioner
User :   so so worried i will be in tear tomorrow b4 i go to the dentist
Doctor :   You dont have to worry things will go smooth tommorow
Doctor :   its after all a very minor procedure
User :   what if i have shaep pains. i hate feeling if i feel it then i dont want to contiunine
User :   its a major procedure
Doctor :   NO
Doctor :   its a minor procedure
Doctor :   Are you there
User :   yes
User :   so u saying its just like having a filling
Doctor :   yes
Doctor :   if required then go for root canal
User :   have you had a root canal and had decay on the tooth bad]
Doctor :   No
User :   so u dont know what its like
Doctor :   I have read its painfull but the pain drastically reduces follwing procedure
User :   why cant i have valium b4 the dentist
User :   so u are telll me it wont be painfull when it will
Doctor :   Plz consult your dentist as i cant know what drugs he is using for local anesthesia
User :   very scared
Doctor :   You dont have to be
User :   i am going to be in tears today and tomorrow
User :   why dont i have to be
User :   if he has to do a root canal its going to really hurt aint it
Doctor :   You pain will be masked by local anesthesia
Doctor :   Is there any thing else i can help you with?
User :   what if it dont numb the nerves
User :   i will have a sharp pain
Doctor :   it will defenitely get numb
User :   what if it dont
Doctor :   bye for now
User :   what if it dont
Doctor :   ok
Doctor :   you explain to your dentist he might increase the dose of local aneasthetic
User :   can he give me 2 injection of it if he can and i want him too
Doctor :   yes he can
Doctor :   Thanks for consulting me.
Doctor :   Bye for now.
Doctor :   I have to close this window since there is no response from your side, we are available 24/7 please get back to us if you need further medical advice.
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