Hi everyone! Today I had a Root Canal. I had to have it be cause my root died. It was in my lower left canine. I was excited to get to the vet! I went one day last week and had fun. This time I had fun too. It was a little scary when they took my temp with a weird ear thermometer ad shaved my leg! But then I got to play with my mom while waited for the doctor.
Then I got a shot which I didn't mind and then I got really sleepy and I laid down right next to my mom because I knew she would keep me safe. They walked me back and put a thing in my leg and that's pretty much the last I remember but my mom stayed with me and took pics so I can tell you what happened!
They had a Bair Hugger blanket to keep me nice and warm!
And I was all hooked up so they could monitor my vitals!
Mom thought this thing on my leg was cool because it controlled the rate of fluids going into me without a pump!
First I got my teeth cleaned, eve though they were already clean.
This is me all hooked up to the monitoring stuff and with my anesthesia and everything.
Here you can see me under the Bair Hugger getting a dental x-ray.
They found a funny thing right between my two front teeth which they called a granuloma and they cut it off with a laser.
Then it was time to start the root canal! First they drilled and flushed the top part of the tooth out.
Next they started a lower hole to get to the bottom of my root.
The doctor alternated between the holes, drilling and flushing and stuff to clean them all out and get them ready to be filled in.
Here the doctor is measuring how long my root is. It was 33cc long!
You can see the lower hole the doctor drilled in these two photos. He had to make that hole to get to the long part of the root!
Then they started filling! This orange stuff is now inside my tooth! The doctor put it it, cut the section off, packed it down a lot, and then put more in, over and over until my tooth was filled up!
Each time after packing that stuff in, it had to get hardened by this light! You weren't supposed to look at it or it could make you blind like Firefox!
After my tooth was all filled up it got polished!!!
Then it was time for me to wake up! That was really hard and took a long time, but finally I was able to go home! My grandpaw came and met my mom and he took me home and my mom had to go to school! Boo!
Ok, that is all, I hope you enjoyed my root canal experience!
See how he grows!
8 years ago