When you’re done staring, let me educate you on one what’s going on here:
See that long dangling bit on one of the roots of this tooth?
That’s a hidden infection coming from an old (failing) root canal.
One advantage of having cutting-edge 3D scanning technology is that we can scan the jaws for hidden infections like this.
You might be wondering how this infection happened in the first place
The previous root canal service (performed elsewhere) was done poorly. Bacteria pooled low grade over time, which the body tried to wall off in order to prevent it from spreading throughout the body.
A situation like this can cause hidden health issues. These can be discovered on a thorough 3D exam, where the bone can be evaluated in ways that do not show up on traditional x-rays.
Come on in and let us evaluate your teeth and help you maintain your health!