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How painful are root canals?

5th April 2013

Reader question: Do root canals hurt real bad? My wife is having one tomorrow and is dreading it. My understanding is, they’re not as awful (and painful) as they used to be. Can anyone confirm? Answer: Actually, yes. A normal root canal should be pretty OK. I have a friend who had two. He had […]

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Dental malpractice suits impossible to win?

12th October 2009

This is a friend’s story: I have a bridge because of dental malpractice. I had a cap put on a tooth due to a bad cavity. The dentist then told me I was good to go. He had put on a TEMPORARY cap, never saw in his files in return visits (checkups and cleanings) that […]

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Root canal fun (and questions)

26th March 2009

I have never had a root canal before. I was told it may take three to four hours. I wish. Five hours, 45 minutes in the chair. I have toxic levels of novacaine and nitrous oxide coarsing through my veins. I went in for my six-month visit last week. I wasn’t experiencing any pain. I […]

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