Each year, across the United States, close to 15 million root canal procedures are performed annually. While this statistic means that root canal therapy is provided thousands of times every day, for many, the mere thought of a root canal in West Texas causes many patients to become anxious. However, with today’s highly advanced technology and methods of care, the specialty- trained team at Lubbock Endodontics is well equipped to provide gentle care with the ultimate precision. Our endodontists offer skilled and compassionate care to save and maintain compromised teeth to preserve your natural smile.
Root canal therapy, which is also known as endodontic treatment, remains the most reliable way to save a tooth that has sustained irreversible nerve damage. In fact, root canal procedures have a demonstrated success rate of well over 95%. As specialty-trained endodontists, we often recommend a root canal in West Texas when a tooth has extensive decay or injury that has reached the inner vital tissues. The reason a root canal procedure is indicated is that if left untreated, bacteria can enter the dental pulp, causing an infection and further consequences to your oral health and overall well-being.
If you experience sensitivity to hot and cold, pain when biting down or a dull, persistent ache, these symptoms may indicate that you need a root canal procedure. As a first step in care, our highly trained endodontist will perform a comprehensive exam, assisted by the most advanced diagnostic imaging technology to visualize the extent of the damage, the anatomy of the roots of your tooth, and to help determine if an infection is present. To help perform procedures, our office utilizes Zeiss Surgical Operating Microscopes for maximum visualization. A root canal procedure involves removing the damaged pulp, cleaning the area and then sealing the tooth with biocompatible materials to prevent subsequent infection. To help anxious patients feel most at ease throughout a procedure, our team offers safe and controlled sedation techniques, which mitigate anxiety and help you feel deeply relaxed.
At Lubbock Endodontics we are committed to providing the highest quality of skilled and compassionate care. To learn more about our office and the many services that we provide, give us a call today.