The hard/painful part of my root canal today... wasn't painful! A friend had given me a recommendation for a new dentist. When my tooth broke, I decided to give him a shot (ha... the pun!). My friend swore up and down that even the novacane shots wouldn't hurt, and that they were fantastic at making sure there wasn't any pain. Having had terrible experiences with dentists, including one very painful root canal, I was understandable skeptical.
Turns out, my friend was 100% correct. The novacane shots didn't hurt, and between two appointments of what generally is the unpleasant part of such things, I only felt a faint twinge of pain twice, maybe three times. THIS appointment he kept me numbed and re-numbed the entire time. It was SUCH a relief! You'd think with Lupus I'd be used to pain, hehe, but I'm in such a terror of dentists, that had no bearing on my feelings. It was so nice to not have to feel any pain during this root canal! So I'm a happy Tal about that today!