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.