Root canal retreatment

Root canal retreatment Root canal retreatment is a situation that may occur after primary treatment. Not all root canal treatments need to be redone but in certain conditions it is necessary. Warning signs for a tooth that needs root canal retreatment: Pain from a tooth that already has a root canal. Swelling in the area…

Root canal procedure

Root canal procedure  Diagnosing When a root canal emergency occurs, the first step is to diagnose the situation of the tooth. When arriving at Creve Coeur, Dr. Ethan Schuman will immediately start with a series of examinations as follows: X-ray- an x-ray will usually be able to show if the decay has reached the pulp…

Root canal treatment

Root canal treatment Root canal treatment is necessary when decay reaches the inner area of the tooth where the nerve is. This can be at first very painful and then when the nerve dies can be completely a-symptomatic. The usual occurrence is as follows: A cavity forms in the tooth when oral hygiene is not…

Wisdom tooth eruption

Wisdom tooth eruption Wisdom tooth eruption timing is very varied. Some people don’t have wisdom teeth at all and some have wisdom teeth that are impacted and don’t erupt. Of those who have wisdom teeth that do erupt- the age of eruption can be anywhere from the teens till even the late 30’s! When the…

Wisdom tooth pain

Wisdom tooth pain Wisdom tooth pain is a known phenomenon and happens for a number of reasons. Wisdom tooth eruption Wisdom tooth pain may results from the eruption of the wisdom teeth which takes place later than the rest of the teeth in the mouth. When wisdom teeth erupt the pain is felt in the…

Bleeding gums

Bleeding gums Bleeding gums are a problem for dentists. There is a tendency to think that a dentist only takes care of cavities. This is not so. Our mouth environment is created from the combination of the teeth, gums, tongue and mouth mucosa. Dr. Ethan Shuman deals with all these aspects of the mouth. The…

Dental pain

Dental Pain Dental pain can be one of the worst pains one ever experiences, but surprisingly the solution is sometimes extremely simple. There are different forms of dental pain- the pain can be caused by the tooth itself or by the surrounding environment- the gums around the teeth, sores in the mouth or even an…