Monday, February 13, 2012

Knowledge is power.

Knowledge is power.

When you go to the dentist it is no different.
What should a filling feel like when its done?
What should a crown feel like when its done?
What should a root canal look like on x-ray when its done?

If you know the answers to questions like these the more you
will be able to make sure that you are getting good quality care.

A root canal is a very tricky procedure.
Many things can keep a root canal from going well.
However, for the most part your root canal should look a certain way.

Here is a way that a root canal should not look and a way it should.

This root canal is very short of the end of the tooth. 
There are also voids in the filling material, the filling
material does not look solid throughout.

This root canal looks very different.
The filling material goes all the way to the tip of the tooth.
And the filling is thick with no voids.

As was stated earlier there are difficulties in some root canals.
But most should go very smoothly.
Arm yourself with knowledge before having a procedure done.
After its done ask to see the pictures.
Ask if anything went wrong and what the prognosis is for the tooth's future.

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