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    I dont' know if my experience is unusual, but I've never had any problems with root canals. The problem has always been what lead to the need for the procedure, e.g., an infected tooth.

    I always wonder what people did before dentists (or modern dentistry). I mean, an infection kind of takes over everything (that's been my experience anyway). On the other hand, I've heard of people who apparently let their teeth go untreated until they fall out.

    That reminds me: I was in a certain state awhile back (somewhere south of Iowa), went into a gas station/convenience store, and the woman behind the counter pretty much didn't have any teeth. And she was fairly young. Then a guy steps up beside me as I was paying, and he made a joke to her about it--cause he didn't have any teeth either.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Gripsnhips View Post
    On a side note Spider.........do you know a guy named Herb Gutentag? Friend of mine. He is an endodontist. He actually has patents on some dental tools he created to do root canals.
    Sorry, I don't - but he probably doesn't know me either. Unless he's in Connecticut or very famous, I wouldn't be likely to know him.
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    I had 4 impacted wisdom teeth extracted about 7 years ago. Man what a mess! Lots of blood for 2 days, plus the stitches and then food kept getting caught in my new holes. So I had this syringe they gave me to fill up with water and squirt the holes. Yeah that was a lot of fun. I had a lot of pain for the next few days. I remember being at work waiting to get my prescription of Vicodin refilled and the pain kicked in. I got permission to leave early, picked up my prescription and went home to curl up in bed and watch some DVDs I recently bought. The weather was really crappy out (January). I popped a Vike and smoked half a doob and all was well. Turned out to be a pretty good day afterall.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Big View Post
    I am in deep pain today all day after getting my first root canal. Together with a crown and everything it will cost me $1000 the good doctor said.

    Please feel free to share some terrible stories to make me feel better.
    Root canals do suck, but you should have gone to the best dentist in NYC -- Dr. Avi Shmuely. If you don't recognize the name, he is also the wrestling official from Long Island who comes into the NYAC practices from time to time (see officiating pic below). He probably would have given you a deal on root canals since you are a wrestler and he tells wrestling stories the whole time so it goes by quickly!


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    Here's an odd twist:

    People don't like dentists and people don't like referees, right?

    What would you say to a wrestling referee that was also a dentist?

    Dr. Mike McCormick ... dentist, ref and one helluva nice guy. He's also from my hometown.

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    Quote Originally Posted by DH View Post
    Root canals do suck, but you should have gone to the best dentist in NYC -- Dr. Avi Shmuely. If you don't recognize the name, he is also the wrestling official from Long Island who comes into the NYAC practices from time to time (see officiating pic below). He probably would have given you a deal on root canals since you are a wrestler and he tells wrestling stories the whole time so it goes by quickly!

    Is that Big on the left?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Flop The Nuts View Post
    Is that Big on the left?
    NO! I am much prettier

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    "... and he tells wrestling stories the whole time so it goes by quickly!"

    LOL, DH!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Big View Post
    NO! I am much prettier
    Not that much.

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