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A Tooth Tale

They've never been perfect, but they're mine and I'm keeping them!

They’ve never been perfect, but they’re mine and I’m keeping them!

Okay – who’s had a root canal?

Because back in July, I heard those two words uttered together in the context of MY MOUTH for the first time and I pretty much had a heart attack.

Which, newsflash: IS WAY WORSE THAN HAVING A ROOT CANAL!

Since then, I’ve had a nearly singular focus on how to AVOID having the root canal done. And as of today, it may have actually paid off.

Have I intrigued those of you who’ve been through this? Are you running your tongue over your crown right now, wondering whether you made the right decision? Well, read on…

But first, if you aren’t familiar with the root canal procedure, it might help to know that, according to Web MD, at least…

“A root canal procedure is performed when the nerve of the tooth becomes infected or the pulp becomes damaged. During a root canal procedure, the nerve and pulp are removed, and the inside of the tooth is cleaned and sealed.”

That “sealing” happens with a crown. Not surprisingly, root canals do not have a reputation of being fun. Or cheap.

Now – here goes…

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