Tuesday, August 11, 2015

Do I need a Root Canal?!

You need to ask yourself 3 questions.

#1 Does my tooth hurt to chew on?
#2 Does my tooth hurt to hot or cold liquids?
#3 Does my tooth hurt spontaneously (Just watching a movie, for example).

The more of these questions you answered yes to, the more 
likely you are to need a root canal. 

Here is a before and after picture of a root canal.
The tooth in the middle of the screen needs a root canal.

This is a picture of the completed root canal.
In very simple terms teeth are like the tires of your car.
They look solid, but they aren't.
They are actually hollow.
A root canal procedure is when a dentist goes into the middle of the tooth,
cleans out the damaged, hurting, nerve tissue, and then fills the inside of 
the tooth with a filling.
The tooth is now solid, like a tricycle tire. 
Now it looks solid, and it IS solid.
The white stuff in the tooth is the filling that we placed.

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