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AsahinaKimi Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jan-28-10 09:25 PM
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I just had a Root Canal. Ask me anything!
Thank god for drugs...
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kentauros Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jan-28-10 09:39 PM
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1. In cleaning out the canal of root,
did they ever go too deep and touch live nerve, only to have to shoot you up again to deaden the rest and continue prepping the canal for filling? (Yes, this has happened to me many times...) ;)
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AsahinaKimi Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jan-28-10 09:57 PM
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7. Wow !!
How did you know? Yeah they did. They gave me 8 shots in my jaw and still could not relieve the pain. So they brought in this old guy, and he hit some nerve, that was like a an electric shock, that I felt clear down to my finger tips..and after that they worked on it for a few hours.

They gave me a temporary filling, so I have to go back.
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kentauros Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jan-28-10 10:01 PM
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11. Yeah, that's how root canals are...
The only time it hasn't happened was last year when I needed one in a rear lower molar and had to go to an oral surgeon. Root canals are all they do, all day long, and were the most professional dental technicians I've ever had the pleasure of being "under" ;)
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NightWatcher Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jan-28-10 09:40 PM
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2. is this real life?
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AsahinaKimi Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jan-28-10 10:01 PM
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10. At least they gave that kid gas...
My doctors office didn't have it. The last time I had been given gas, I was a happy camper going home.
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NightWatcher Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jan-28-10 10:02 PM
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12. I make them give me gas for a standard cleaning
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AsahinaKimi Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jan-28-10 10:16 PM
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14. The last time I had the gas..
It was far better then any kind of high, I ever had. I would take that over beer or pot, any day of the week.
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kentauros Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jan-28-10 10:20 PM
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16. You've never been to a nitrous party then
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AsahinaKimi Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jan-28-10 10:32 PM
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21. Well.. how shall I answer that..
No.. Even though my dad is a dentist, I never got to play with the gas. I was told you have to have the correct mixture other wise it can be deadly.

Still..in the right hands..
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kentauros Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jan-28-10 10:38 PM
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23. The party I went to, someone had "borrowed" a half-full tank of NO2.
So, we filled balloons and passed them around, Breathing in a little like with helium :)

That was also the party where I got to have some real absinthe, not the filtered kind that's legal now...
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Ptah Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jan-28-10 09:41 PM
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3. Drll, baby, drill!
I hope the pain is just a distant memory.



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AsahinaKimi Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jan-28-10 09:58 PM
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8. I thought it was funny Obama mentioned root canals last night
It was the worst pain ever.. I hope I don't have to do that ever again!
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texanwitch Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jan-28-10 09:45 PM
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4. Hope you are feeling better.
After my root canal I used oil of oregano.

Took the pain away after 2 hours, never came back.

Also good if wisdom teeth are coming in.
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AsahinaKimi Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jan-28-10 09:58 PM
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9. Thank you
I will have to look for that..
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kentauros Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jan-28-10 10:04 PM
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13. I've tried oil of oregano recently
(for upper chest congestion) but can't figure out how to keep from getting almost "burned" by the flavor if using directly on my teeth and gums. Did you hold it in place with something, like gauze or a cotton ball?
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texanwitch Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jan-28-10 10:19 PM
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15. Capsules, the liquid kind.
The taste is really strong.

Just swallow the capsules, the will work.

Worked when I had the flu or whatever it was.
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kentauros Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jan-28-10 10:23 PM
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17. What I did was mix it with some olive oil in a glass of soy milk,
emulsifying with a wire whisk. Then I didn't taste so much and it worked great! :D

I have a little bottle of 70% strength. It still might be worth trying with a cotton ball on my gums as I have a cleaning scheduled next week...
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texanwitch Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jan-28-10 10:25 PM
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18. I can't stand the taste.
But the stuff works.

Herbs are wonderful.

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kentauros Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jan-28-10 10:29 PM
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20. I only discovered it recently,
thanks to that Earth Clinic site posted in ASAH :)
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texanwitch Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jan-28-10 10:32 PM
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22. My Grandmother had a herb garden.
She knew a lot about herbs.

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kentauros Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jan-28-10 10:39 PM
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24. Used to have a garden myself at one time...
I doubt I know as much as your grandmother, but it's still nice to know this stuff :D
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texanwitch Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jan-28-10 10:45 PM
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26. Lots of info on the internet.
I wasn't really interested in herbs when I kid.

So much of my Grandmother's wisdom went with her, that is a shame.

She made a tonic out of herbs, didn't taste bad.

I was never sick.
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kentauros Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jan-28-10 10:49 PM
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27. I've learned over the years through several books on herbology
Edited on Thu Jan-28-10 10:49 PM by kentauros
and one on "healing foods", yet I still use the internet as there's so much more info than even all that ;)
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edbermac Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jan-28-10 09:47 PM
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5. Want some hard candy?
Mmmmm...nice and crunchy! ;)


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AsahinaKimi Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jan-28-10 09:54 PM
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6. The good thing about hard candy is...
You can suck on them...
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edbermac Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jan-28-10 10:27 PM
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19. .
:blush:
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MiddleFingerMom Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jan-28-10 10:41 PM
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25. Madonna agrees.
.

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