Rather Have A Root Canal?

Rockwall EndodonticsHave you ever heard the phrase ‘I’d rather have a root canal’ to describe something painful or unpleasant? At Karen E Williamson D.D.S., P.A in Rockwall TX, we perform root canal therapy routinely for our patients and many report minimal discomfort.

Root canal procedures have advanced significantly in recent years. For many root canal patients, the procedure is no more stressful than getting a filling.

A Straightforward Procedure

Root canals are not all that complicated. The most important thing to remember is that the procedure is done to save an infected or damaged tooth. We do that by cleaning out the infection inside, filling the space that leaves, and sealing it.

  • Teeth have had a root canal can last a lifetime.
  • Most patients say their root canals were virtually painless – not much different than having a cavity filled.

One reason for that is modern anesthetics. They are better than ever. We begin with a local anesthetic, and that’s enough for a lot of patients. We also have stronger options.

Root canals are usually completed in just one appointment. It takes about two hours to complete the procedure. You may need to schdedule a follow-up for a crown or filling, but in simple cases everything can be done in just one session.

At Karen E Williamson D.D.S., P.A in Rockwall TX, root canals don’t live up to their bad reputation. Patients from Rockwall, Royse City, Backland, Heath, and Fate call us for general and restorative dentistry. Call today!

Contact Karen E Williamson D.D.S., P.A:

469-402-0024

Location (Tap to open in Google Maps):

560 W Ralph Hall Pkwy, Rockwall, TX
Rockwall, Texas
75032

 

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Dead Or Just Sick?

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Since our teeth don’t grow and the enamel is not comprised of living cells, sometimes we forget that teeth are alive. We are reminded that they have active nerves when we have a toothache or sudden sensitivity to hot or cold food. With serious infections, root canal therapy may be in order. We perform them at Karen E. Williamson DDS PA in Rockwall.

Like other organs, teeth need a blood supply to stay alive and healthy. Veins, arteries, lymph vessels and nerves live below the enamel and dentin in the pulp of the tooth. When the blood flow is cut off, the tooth eventually dies. What can cause blood flow problems? Injury, trauma, infection, large fillings, and multiple restorations can impact a tooth’s blood supply.

Root canal therapy can save a dead tooth. During root canal the soft tissue in the root of the tooth is removed. Once the roots are cleaned out and widened, they are filled with a special rubber material.

The root canal is only the first step in the complete tooth restoration. The final steps are the core build up and functional crown.

At Karen E. Williamson DDS PA in Rockwall, root canal therapy is nothing to fear! We also offer complete general dentistry services. Call to schedule an appointment with us today!

Contact Karen E Williamson D.D.S., P.A:

469-402-0024

Location (Tap to open in Google Maps):

560 W Ralph Hall Pkwy, Rockwall, TX
Rockwall, Texas
75032

 

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