To calm your fears, I had a Root Canal!

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oneh2obabe wrote: Oct 9th, 2021, 2:25 pm
dodgerdodge wrote: Oct 9th, 2021, 2:02 pm no such luck with the colonoscopy though, got my 2 year follow up one next month. :cuss:
2 years? When I had mine, they told me next one would be in 5 years. Told them that was fine with me.
Was supposed to be 3 years post op after bowel resection but due to admin errors my initial post op was a year late so he suggested next one 2 years on so here i am looking forward to the cleansing routine. :200:
Funny story though when i was dropping off my wife for a procedure the guy in front was checking in for his colonoscopy and said he wasn't due till 11 but had come in early because he had drank the entire contents of the peg the previous night but it hadn't worked :swear: Holy crap!!
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My dentist sent me to an Endodontist ( great guy ) no, the tooth wasn't cracked or anything, and it was less expensive than have it removed then an implant
Never had the colo - once when I did the blood work etc the young woman said she was sending me home with a " wellness package" I thanked her thinking it was like some bandaids, blah blah
No, no it was not I still smile cause she must have thought me daft to be thanking her

Tooth already crowned, so one visit. Sometimes 2 I guess if you have to get a crown or they need to use the wave machine

I see this thread has morphed into other body cavities lol
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Have had both and neither were a big deal. However, one root canal wasn’t done correctly until I went to a specialist to get the last "hidden" root out. :200:
Shouldn’t be pain after a root canal, at all!

Was knocked out on fentanyl for the colonoscopy so don’t really have any memory of that. Another 8 yrs for the next one.
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vegas1500 wrote: Oct 9th, 2021, 9:17 pm
Noisy Boater wrote: Oct 9th, 2021, 7:57 pm Had at least 3 root canals over the years but all were eventually pulled cause they are a dead tooth. Save yourself the pain of numerous visits as root canals are 2 or 3 visits. Yank that sucker out. Got a partial denture now due to missing upper and lower molars on opposite sides. Had my first colonoscopy couple months back. The pineapple flavour wasnt to bad. The increased speed to the throne as time progresses is no laughing matter. Wife thought it was very funny though!! Gonna keep her anyways.
Have had several….1 visit in and out. Not sure why it would be 2 or 3.
My root canal visits have been a 2 visit ordeal. First visit drill out expose roots put some medicine in to curb infection then put in a temp filling. Days later return remove temp filling put the pointy little rubber things in pout new filling in and done. Then few years later return and have tooth pulled out anyways. Just get it pulled the first time. I too am a fraidey cat sissy pants when dental work needs to be done. Actually had dental work done in Mexico due to a cracked and dead root canal tooth. Not a bad experience I must say !!
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17 years ago I had a Sigmoidoscopy and they burst my Bowel. I ended up in the ICU for 3 weeks and was on the edge of death.

7 weeks in the Hospital and had several operations as well as a very long recovery. Lost half my large Bowel in that one.

I will never have a procedure that pokes anything in my Butt ever again!

I have not had a root canal but that would be nothing in comparison. :biggrin:
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Bsuds wrote: Oct 10th, 2021, 9:12 am

I will never have a procedure that pokes anything in my Butt ever again!
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They seem to have gone with the FIT test in cases where there is no family history of colon cancer. That covers both colonoscopies and sigmoids. Probably due to the risk involved? Now they just send me a notice that I'm due. One test every two years if I remember correctly.
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see Randall, she should have called it the FIT test instead of the wellness package
I would have been thanking her
Yikes Sudsy - that just marks NEVER on my getting a colo
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I have a friend that has had two colonoscopies. He has described them to me in great detail. He likes to watch on the monitor.
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I have never heard of co blows being 8 years apart ?? it's usually 1-3-5 yrs apart..it all depends on how many polyps you have and of course if you have any digestive issues...once you get your first co blow you never have to do the FIT test again because the BC Cancer Co Blow Society will demand a co blow every 1-3-5 yrs...but colon cancer is a tricky bugger..know lots of people who did the FIT with no signs of blood but demanded a co blow ( just to be safe) and ended up having many polyps removed..

no problems with root canals but I would never do an implant...besides being very pricey I just find it too scary and it seems painful..I've spent good $$ on my teeth..oral hygiene is very important to me...started taking my son to the dentist when he was a wee one so he would get comfortable going regularly..I didn't want him to become like me..scared to death every time..I still get some anxiety and I go a few times a yr for cleanings
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I have PTSD = dental visits trigger it off the charts
The Man I saw was funny, made me feel far more at ease. I KNOW better than to google medical stuff
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W105 wrote: Oct 10th, 2021, 10:56 am I have never heard of co blows being 8 years apart ?? it's usually 1-3-5 yrs apart..it all depends on how many polyps you have and of course if you have any digestive issues...once you get your first co blow you never have to do the FIT test again because the BC Cancer Co Blow Society will demand a co blow every 1-3-5 yrs...but colon cancer is a tricky bugger..know lots of people who did the FIT with no signs of blood but demanded a co blow ( just to be safe) and ended up having many polyps removed..

no problems with root canals but I would never do an implant...besides being very pricey I just find it too scary and it seems painful..I've spent good $$ on my teeth..oral hygiene is very important to me...started taking my son to the dentist when he was a wee one so he would get comfortable going regularly..I didn't want him to become like me..scared to death every time..I still get some anxiety and I go a few times a yr for cleanings
this one suggests every 10 years.

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Recently had the pleasure of getting scoped and have never had an issue with the procedure. Knock me out, wake me up. Done. In many ways less of an ordeal than a dental visit. It's preparing for the procedure that is so much fun - although it does a good job at cleaning a person out.
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I had to opt for an implant on an upper molar. The root was into my sinus and I was constantly playing is it the tooth or is it my sinus infection game. They went hand in hand. During implant they did a sinus lift, since everything healed no more tooth pain and no more sinus infections. I asked for sedation .. didn’t hear or feel a thing. Some pain afterwards but not as bad as I thought it might be. Glad I had it done.
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normaM wrote: Oct 10th, 2021, 6:33 am My dentist sent me to an Endodontist ( great guy ) no, the tooth wasn't cracked or anything, and it was less expensive than have it removed then an implant
Never had the colo - once when I did the blood work etc the young woman said she was sending me home with a " wellness package" I thanked her thinking it was like some bandaids, blah blah
No, no it was not I still smile cause she must have thought me daft to be thanking her

Tooth already crowned, so one visit. Sometimes 2 I guess if you have to get a crown or they need to use the wave machine

I see this thread has morphed into other body cavities lol
Unfortunately the moment they do a root canal that tooth is dead, countdown towards removal begins.
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