I chose getting two teeth pulled today since I can't really afford "dental work", extractions are cheap one time events and then you're done with it. I hadn't had teeth pulled since I was 8 - when my baby teeth wouldn't loosen or fall out and the new ones where coming in regardless.
The dentist really had to work at it to get the one out which broke last night at my job and kept me from sleeping by setting off the nerve of another bad tooth. I thought he might actually flip me outta the chair trying to get it. He eventually busted it in half and had to drill the roots out. The other one pretty much came right out after about a gallon of novicane injections, I think about 6 injections in just the one area! My face has finally unswelled to the point I can see to type. I still ache but nowhere near like I felt after I left the office. I figured I'd pass out at Walmart pharmacy waiting for them to verify my crummy insurance and give me my drugs. They told me "20 mins" but it took an hour.
Anyway, I've never had a root canal does it hurt as much as getting them pulled?
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