Do I Need a Root Canal?

Root canal warning signs. Learn how to determine if you need a root canal in this free dental health video from an experienced dentist.

Series Summary

Root Canal. Two of the most dreaded words in the English language. Cue images of unfortunate patients contorted with pain as a dentist stands over them sporting pliers and a diabolical grin. While this procure can be painful, advances have made this particular trip to the dentist chair more efficient and effective. Once the root of a tooth gets infected, it can spread bad vibes and suffering to gums, other teeth and even the tips of toes and fingers. You must get this problem fixed or the pain will overcome you like a lead elephant kneeling on your head. In this series of dental health videos, an expert dentist will explain root canal surgery in detail. He will tell you how to determine if you need this procedure, using a model of a mouth as well as a diagram of a tooth. You will also find out what dentists actually do during a root canal, and how to take care of your teeth after you've had one. But best of all, he tells you how to take care of your teeth so you won't have to have a root canal in the first place!

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