I am having root canal. Today was the 3rd appointment. I want to know if everything is going fine.
1st app. - Dentist injected local anesthesia 6 times. But could not numb me. May be for bad infection. So he drilled my molar without numbing. I felt pain. He used a syringe needle to clear pulps inside. I see on sites that a file is used. But he used needle. Is it ok? Then he temporary capped.
2nd app - He drilled temp cap and inserted some cotton with a little medicine on it. Maybe antibiotic. Then temp capped. I see on sites that a material called gutta percha is used. I don't know what that is but he filled the canal with cotton. There was a leak in the cap and I tasted that medicine whole day he used on cotton. I think water and other food I ate got inside the cap. Is it a problem?
3rd app - Dentist drilled my tooth and made it flat. Took measurement of my bite. I told him about the leak. But he said it's not a problem.