As the son of a coach, and a former professional athlete, I learned early that accomplishing things usually required paying a price, and that price was painful. With that said, I’d like to comment on my recent experience with my wonderful dentist, Casey Dangle.
The words “root canal” are usually enough to inject immediate fear directly into the heart of the listener. It is one of those health stories we tell our friends that makes their faces turn ghostly white. Well, let me say that my recent experience with having a root canal procedure completed was about as painful as trimming your fingernails. Even the shots that they used to numb my mouth were relatively painless after my mouth after my gum was swabbed with some kind of surface pain killer. I actually fell asleep in the chair during the procedure.
So my message is this: Sometimes, the anticipation is worse than the actual experience. And, the time spent worrying about something is always wasted. Don’t put off doing something necessary because you think it will be difficult or painful. You will most likely experience less pain by simply taking care of whatever it is and moving on.
In the case of a root canal, you need it because you have a sick tooth and you are probably experiencing some pain. (If you’re like me, some severe pain. Get to your dentist as quickly as you can, because not only will he relieve this terrible pain in your mouth, but you won’t have to pay a big “pain price” to do it… With today’s modern dentistry knowhow and procedures… it is truly… NO PAIN and lots of GAIN.
What “painful” thing can you stop avoiding today?