I have had such HORRIBLE reactions fibro-wise to root canals in the past that I was wondering if anyone has any ideas on how to prepare to limit the damage? Plus I had a freak accident in the dentist's office a couple years ago--the mirror broke off and I swallowed it. It lodged very close to where my trachea and esophagus branch, so I had to be intubated and have general anesthesia to have it removed. Needless to say, I PANIC when I go to the dentist now. That's how I ended up needing this root canal. Couldn't make myself go when this tooth started acting up. This is way more info than you people wanted to know, but maybe if I talk through all this, it will help me. I'M SCARED!!