A single cavity can turn into a root canal before you know it. The cameras follow Dr. Travis Stork as he undergoes a double root canal on his front teeth.
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Travis Stork: Trust me when I say that you need to double root canal, let alone on your front teeth is not something you want to hear but our friend Doctor Bill Dorfman and endodontist Dr. Fred Monempour made this as painless as possible. Bill Dorfman: Travis slightly was fine, big surprise a root canal should go all the way to the end of the tooth. Travis's about like 4 millimeters too short as a result of that he has abscesses of starting root canals were. Travis Stork: So here I'm with Dr. Dorfman. In the past I have take some elbows to my front teeth requiring root canals and apparently I'm developing some abscesses at the top of the root canal because it was correctly placed so I am relinquishing control I'm a patient for the day which mean lot. Bill Dorfman: The end of your root is right here, can you see that so basically the two front caps, whole caps have come off. Travis Stork: Do not afraid of needles, except the needles in the mouth. Bill Dorfman: You know what I got him, I definitely hate this work. Travis Stork: I'm definitely little anxious I don't play the role of patient very well. Bill Dorfman: You can hear a lot of crack noise you won't feel this okay, hopefully, it's a pretty work. Travis Stork: Oh, my god. Bill Dorfman: Now its time for the root canals. Now I haven't done them since dental school so we have Doctor Monempour here. Fred Monempour: Alright, so the first thing we are going to do is remove the old root canal material. These are little files that we use to get all the way down to canals, they are going to help us clean out all the infection. We are getting ready to fill the tooth, now what I am doing is using paper points to drive the canal now we use heat to remove the excess root canal material, alright Travis are you okay, you did very well this is the last step the root canals being finished I'm now putting those temporary filling, okay it is very well, well finished alright Travis. Bill Dorfman: Don't fight the dentist; take your X-rays because you never know what you are going to fight.