So I need some advice, basically about how to train myself to withstand the immediate and very sharp pain involved in drilling during a root canal procedure, because it seems my tooth won't go numb no matter how much anaesthetic my dentist applies.
The tooth in question is a lower first bicuspid. I was first given a week of antibiotics, and I don't feel any general pain anymore, at night or otherwise. Which seemed like a good sign. But in two separate appointments now the dentist in Mississauga has tried increasingly stronger anaesthetics, but the tooth won't go numb, and every time he tries drilling, I feel severe sharp pain. Had an hour and a half of this today.
So I suppose my only option is to somehow train myself to bear the pain, but it is so sharp and so sudden that my body just naturally jerks away, I can't help it. I have tried at home regimens with garlic, green tea, salt water mouthwash etc. but I guess they didn't help. So what else can I do?
So yeah. Any comments or advice appreciated. Thanks!