Ouch, I am so sorry. I have had 3 root canals but they were molers and they were packed with medicated cotton and a temp fillings in place. Mine were done a long time ago. My husband just had to have one redone that was done 25 years ago when they used silver rods to fill in the holes. The rods deteriorated and he was sent to entodontist to have old rods remove as the area had become infected. Now they use a rubberized material which is much better.
I have a fear of the dentist and can hardly open my mouth for them, I always get novacaine and nitrous oxide. I don't care if they all laugh at me, but I don't want to hear or feel anymore then I need too. I gladly pay the cost for the nitrous out of my pocket.
You were very brave sitting for 2 hours............I would have snapped I am sure or got sick to my stomach from anxiety.
You did good and I am so sorry you had to go through the procedure.
Kitt, Moderator: Anxiety, Panic & Depression *~*
I haven't been to the dentist since I was a teenager..yikes! You can get through this you know, and then you can hold my hand when it happens to me!! Try not to let that stinkin thinkin take over now. You will be okay, you will get through it and be a tougher person (with less holes!!lol) for it. Try and live in today, and let those four appts happen when they happen. Having said that I obsess with the best! Keep us posted with how you go. It seems you are not alone in root canal fear.