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Question:
I am twenty four years old and I just went to the dentist because of pain in my teeth and extreme sensitivity. He took about fifteen X-rays and told me my teeth are calcifying and that my canals have some sort of mineral build up or calcifying.

He seemed completely baffled and told me he was unsure exactly what was going on and he would have to go home and do some reading up on it. During my visit he made several referrences to my age making me think it might be common maybe in older people, but not people my age? So I am confused. Do you have any idea of what he could be talking about?

Answer:
Teeth calcify at differing rates.... The problem comes when you have to attempt to go down one of those teeth to do a root canal treatment.

Before the lasers we would do the best we could to save the tooth for a while. We used drills but they were not designed to do a job like I think you are describing.

The Hard tissue lasers are very helpful here. I am the only one that I have seen in my travels that has completed something like this. It takes a while but it can be accomplished.

At times there are medical reasons for this at an earlier age but the current problem that is related to pain needs to be evaluated.

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