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Attention all dentists: root canal and sedation

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Attention all dentists: root canal and sedation

Long story short: went for an emergency root canal procedure for my molar about a week ago but the dentist (he's not my regular family dds) couldn't finish it. He must have injected freezing 10 times or so but I was still able to somewhat painfully feel the tools in my tooth. He ended up filling my tooth with "medicine" (pasty white filling) and told me that I have an "angry tooth" and the inflammation was too great. I was prescribed amox/clav for 10 days. I have an appointment booked with him again in a couple weeks to finish the procedure.

Currently, I can feel the sensitivity from time to time. I am afraid that I will still feel the tools (grinding, etc) in that upcoming appointment. Should I go to a different dentist that does sedation???
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Jul 5, 2004
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If you really want to be sedated then yes, but your dentist sounds like he knows what he's talking about and everything will be just fine.
I had the same problem as you. I had to take antibiotics before a procedure to ease the inflammation. The freezing wasn't working. In the end it worked out just fine
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It is your call regarding sedation

Since you went for an emergency root canal, you were experiencing acute infection / inflammation, it is not uncommon to be hard to freeze during acute inflammation/ infection.
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Apology in advance for being a little bit off-topic here

Recently, asked for quotes on root canal procedure and the dentist provided ~$1500(with filling) for tooth #36

Is this a normal rate in Canada? (First time checking in Canada as migrated recently hence no clue on few things)
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Dark Ripper wrote: Apology in advance for being a little bit off-topic here

Recently, asked for quotes on root canal procedure and the dentist provided ~$1500(with filling) for tooth #36

Is this a normal rate in Canada? (First time checking in Canada as migrated recently hence no clue on few things)
Yes. That is pretty much around market rate IMO. Specialists may charge even more. Cost may also increase with difficulty of the procedure.

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