- Aug 8, 2012
I have to get a root canal on Thursday and I'm so scared!! I'm 15, never had any major dental work other than fillings and I am not very good with dentists. It's for the last lower molar on the right side. I've been doing a ton of research and mostly I've seen a lot of stories with people saying it was the worst experience of their life. My dentist referred me to an endodontist and I've already had a consultation with them. They said the procedure would take 2 hours and to bring a movie or some music. I'm afraid of the noise of the drill and that I'll feel pain. I've been contemplating whether I should just suck it up and do the root canal or cancel it and ask for an extraction. Even the tooth has been hurting for a month and it's to the point I can't eat anymore (at least foods that require chewing), I still think the root canal sounds worse than being in constant pain..Please someone tell me what's it's like. I'm sorry if this paragraph is all jumbled.