Find out how a root canal could mean the difference between a healthy or a missing tooth.
Many people hear the words “root canal” and shudder; however, we aren’t entirely sure why. Yes, there have been some misguided horror stories surrounding this dental procedure but our Lubbock, TX dentists, Dr. Jimmy Hill and Dr. Camie Davis, are here to tell you that a root canal is not as big a deal as people think. Find out why a root canal is an important dental treatment that actually can save your tooth.
Our Lubbock, TX general dentists may recommend a root canal if you have a tooth that has severe or widespread decay, if you have an infection inside your tooth, or if there is direct trauma to a tooth that caused the dental pulp to become irritated or inflamed. This procedure is a great way to remove as much of the damaged tooth as possible while still preserving the overall structure and integrity of the tooth. With modern dentistry and advanced techniques we make getting a root canal no more challenging or stressful than getting a dental filling.
A root canal is always performed under local anesthesia, so that you can sit back in our dental chair without worrying about feeling pain or discomfort during your treatment. We will continue to monitor you throughout the procedure to make sure you feel comfortable.
Many patients come into our office complaining of severe pain due to an infection or decay and a root canal is the only way to get rid of that pain. It will all be well worth it when you no longer have to worry about severe dental pain affecting your daily life.
After removing the affected inner tissues of the tooth, we will build the inside of the tooth back up with special dental material and then we will determine whether a dental filling or a crown will be needed to cover the tooth to provide protection and boost strength and function. A crown or dental filling will make sure the tooth is just as strong as it was before being damaged.
Do you have questions about root canal treatment? Are you experiencing tooth pain? Then it’s time you turned to the experts at Hill-Davis Dental Group in Lubbock, TX. Give us a call today!