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What is a root canal?

Q:What is a root canal? A:A root canal is a process in which the contents of the canal within the root of a tooth are cleaned away and the canal is sealed.   Dr. Maksim has been practicing dentistry in the San Diego area for over 20 years. www.michaelmaksimdds.com   . . . Read more

When do you need a root canal?

Q:When do you need a root canal? A:It is time for a root canal if a tooth has constant pain, has an abscess(infection), or decay has entered the nerve chamber.   Dr. Maksim has been practicing dentistry in the San Diego area for over 20 years. www.michaelmaksimdds.com   View Larger . . . Read more

Why do root canals hurt?

Q:Why do root canals hurt? A:Because the face has five cranial nerves, it is one of the most sensitive areas of the entire body. However with today’s highly effective medications and techniques most root canals can be performed without pain.   Dr. Maksim has been practicing dentistry in the San . . . Read more

How many nerves does a tooth have?

Q:How many nerves does a tooth have? A:There is usually one vertical nerve in each root of a tooth. Typically a molar has 3 to 4 roots. A bicuspid has 1 to 2 roots. And front teeth have usually 1 root. However there are sometimes two nerves in one root. . . . Read more

Why do root canals cost so much?

Q:Why do root canals cost so much? A:Dental fees depend on the difficulty and time associated with a procedure. Root canals done properly take time and experience. That is why root canals on molars cost the most. They are the most difficult because they have more roots and are in . . . Read more