February 07, 2001

Today I had my first ever root canal. It went surprisingly well, and very fast. He was basically finished in about 20 minutes, with a bunch of finishing touches stretching it to about 35. The whole procedure was remarkably painless. He's very good at what he does (like 90% root canals) obviously, and I found myself laughing during the process. Laughing at the stupid fear I had over having it done. Of course, now that it's over, I'm not laughing any more. My mouth is sore and I'm thinking about forgetting the 'be brave' stuff and taking the codeine they gave me. But, the Motrin is helping a great deal, and I just need to see what the rest of the night brings.

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