These are x-rays which show a black and white see thru image of one of my patient’s tooth. He originally presented being in pain and was motivated to save his tooth on a Sunday night.
We first had to clean out all the tooth decay on the back half of the tooth. It took a couple of visits to finish his rootcanal treatment which can be seen on the lower picture.
Rootcanal treatment is when we go inside the tooth to clean out all the infected nerves and seal it up with a tree based plastic. By removing the infected nerves, the patient no longer feels any pain.