Ok so I know there are a whole lot of about both topics but I would personally feel better if i told my story and you guys and give me some kind of feed back?
Now for the past 4 days i've had extreme pain in my mouth, it started out very dull and as days past it grew. At first it was my cheek, headaches, pressure, inside pain and occasional sensitivity to hot/cold. Pretty much the first 3 days it was clear sign of wisdom teeth. Now though the pain as shifted and i can't bite down, i can only eat "liquids" or anything mushy. My gum and far back tooth the last one on the upper right side pulsates and when i attempt to wiggle it it hurts.
I have to find a whole new dentist because my old one was really bad and i haven't seen a dentist in 3 years because my insurance coverage was up. I am super super fearful of the dentist so is anyone from vancouver, bc that may be able to recommend me one? The only time i have to see one is on saturday and i hope it gets better by then. I've been taking ibuprofen and tylenol 1 but it barely helps.
So, what do you guys think? Root canal or wisdom teeth? I'm currently only covered under basic health so a root canal will cost me a lot of money i am willing to fork out $300 for the wisdom tooth but a root canal is going to be $1000+. I am deathly afraid of both but this is becoming unbearable.
wisdom teeth. Especially if you can get it with a general anesthetic. And if you're going to get one out...think about getting all four of them done, it'll save you a lot of time in the long run, maybe even money. If you can opt for a general vs local anesthetic, I would definitely recommend the general. It will make you personally feel much more at ease and make it easier on the doctor doing the procedure. I don't know if you're aware but with a general anesthetic what happens after they release it into your body is you get a very weak, relaxed feeling and then suddenly drift off...you wake up once the procedure's done, usually you can just get up and leave about fifteen minutes after you wake. You will need someone to drive you home after a general anesthetic though, it really relaxes you and you'll be woozy for a while. Wisdom tooth extraction is also much much less painful than a root canal, generally with wisdom teeth you'll be back to normal on your second day - though you won't be allowed to eat all the regular things by that time. Anyway, (this might be blasphemy but) go check out WebMD for more detailed information on how and what regarding wisdom teeth, search for "wisdom teeth extraction"
I had a root canal done in 2004 on wisdom tooth now diagnosed with possible Sarcoma of parotid gland and lymph nodes can the diagnosis have something to do with the root canal procedure??? Ron Twoeagle