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19 points · 23 days ago · edited 23 days ago

Agreed, I was so upset with all the misinformation online about them - they make it sound like torture. I think people just like to dramatize, either that, or they go to normal dentist who gets themselves in over their heads. Please do try to see an endodontist if you need a root canal (not your normal dentist). Endos spend the entire career doing almost nothing but root canals. They are root canal jedis.

I didn't feel one bit of pain. Even the way he gave the anesthetic was different from normal local, he used some sort of machine that made a buzzing noise rather than a typical needle. I didn't even realize I had been numbed up. If you have a small mouth, the worst part is just holding your mouth open for that amount of time. Not painful or torturous, but a bit uncomfortable. If your pulp is necrotic, the nerve may have some difficulty getting numbed up, but a skilled endodontist can give the injection straight into the pulp (called an intrapulpal injection) and that will take care of it.

I had it done on one of the more complex teeth, with 4 apparently very long, communicating roots in my case (#2) and the whole appointment was over within 1 hour 40 minutes. I mean I was in and out of the office within 1 hr 40 mins. A lower tooth or one with a more straight forward anatomy might take an hour or so. You'll follow up with your normal dentist for a crown within a week or two. You'll be a tad bit sore for the next 2 days but if you needed a RTC in the first place, that will be a huge relief vs the pain you had before going in.

Don't worry about it and don't put off dental work over anxiety. It's all over in 2 hours tops and you'll get that stress off your mind for good.

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I've had five. The first three were sheer hell. Had them done in the mid 90's by a general dentist. But then had to have two more in the last ten years and went to an endodontist. OMG!! So much better!

Someone should buy you a toothbrush.

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Unfortunately I just have thin enamel and wore braces for over three years back in the 80's.

Are you sure you are done? I could stand a new pair!

They are beautiful and I hope the recipients will treasure them!

If you really enjoy knitting small know, you could always knit doll clothes and sell them. 😊

Original Poster1 point · 2 months ago


It's absolutely delightful. What a wonderful thing. Thanks for sharing.

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Original Poster1 point · 2 months ago

Thank you!

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5 points · 4 months ago · edited 4 months ago

Interesting. They seem to be paired. Ear somethings? Edit: Maybe something like these vintage snap on earrings? earrings

I’m ridiculous at recognizing voices. Used to be more useful when people actually talked on the phone. Now it’s a party trick to entertain my family by identifying who is doing the commercial voiceover or the cartoon voice.

Dua Lipa. Good stuff.

I ate Arby’s like crack. My husband would buy the 5 for 5 and keep them in the fridge for me to snack on.

I got emotional when I found out my second child was a girl. The husband was kinda hoping for a boy since our first is a girl, but I wanted another daughter. I bawled because I felt guilty that I was getting what I wanted. So dumb.

I drank like a fish in 9th and 10th grade. Taking alcohol to school in a ginger ale bottle, half vodka. My mother was a practicing alcoholic and my grandfather had been too. Luckily I realized I was heading to being one myself. I stopped drinking when I was 17, usually earlier than most even start.

David Bowie. I was never been a huge Bowie fan but had always respected the hell out of him. He always seemed to be so artistic and noble. When he passed I just felt the world was dimmer somehow.

Every time I hear one of his songs or see a photo of him now, I have this tiny realization that he's not on this planet anymore. I mean, it's not like I've forgotten that he passed away, it just hits me with this sadness whenever I think of him.

Great photo, though! I've never seen this one before.

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I heard a Bowie song and then a Petty song back to back at work and wanted to go curl up in a ball.

True, but he wasn't Idris Elba either.

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I'm always sad when I realize people aren't Idris Elba...

Love White Sands. So beautiful. Used to rent sleds and ride them down the dunes.

Original Poster1 point · 6 months ago

So I’m an idiot that didn’t look at it close enough. My husband just told me that if you push the snooze button three times the clock faces turn off. You can hit the snooze in the night to check the time, push it three more times to turn them off and then the faces all light back up when the alarm goes off.

Collect - you take a photo a day as a journal. Main app is free but you can buy add ons that create a slideshow of all the photos. I have used it just over a year and love it.

Clue - App to record menstruation.

Time Hop - aggregates photos and videos from various social media so you can see what you posted on that day in previous years.

I swear tax time can be way worse than back to school. I'd rather deal with grumpy rushed parents and screaming kids, than the assholes who think that every OD/OMX employee is a seasoned CPA who can read minds. Do we still have that one form you really need? No. Its 2 days before taxes are due. Why are you doing this now?! It's not my fault you didn't bother to do your taxes until the last possible minute!

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These are the same folks bitching at me today (12/23) that there isn’t any Christmas letterhead left.

There are laws regarding the purchase of gift cards due to money laundering. I’m guessing the programming on the POS is just shit and won’t let the same CC purchase gift cards 2 transactions in a row as an easy COA.

I HATE Wuthering Heights. It’s shit. Ok I’ll even say shite to be pretentious. It’s a book about misery and abuse. Even if you give it the literary spin of it representing womanhood during the era, it’s still miserable. Just ugh. Why the HELL do people still read this book?

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