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No reason to fear root canal treatment with your Longview, TX dentist

Like every good dentist, Dr. Rea is well aware of the fact that many patients are quite frightened by the mere mention of root canal therapy. This necessary and very beneficial treatment has become the butt of jokes and the focus of horror stories over the years about a friend of a friend's cousin who had a bad experience. For some patients, anxiety over the root canal leads them to avoid visiting the dentist at all, when this treatment is necessary to eliminate pain and preserve as much of the natural tooth as possible. In learning more about root canal treatment from your Longview, TX dentist, you may feel much better about receiving necessary restorative care.

Dr. Rea performs root canal treatment in our Longview, TX office when a tooth has become extensively damaged. Whether through decay or trauma, the issue that warrants a root canal is infected pulp. At the core of each tooth is the root canal, the opening in which the root sits, along with pulp. At the inside end of the root canal is where the nerve lives, in close proximity to the root and pulp tissue. When pulp becomes infected, the nerve responds by transmitting strong pain signals, in a natural response to alert you of a problem.

The earlier professional care is sought when pain occurs, the more comfortable you can feel about receiving care. When pain becomes intense, you certainly don't like the idea of anyone poking around in your mouth. Rather than let your fears guide you, rest assured that treatment is performed under local anesthesia to ensure that you feel nothing. For patients who feel it necessary, sedation may also be incorporated into treatment.

As many of our root canal treatment patients in Longview, TX discover, the procedure itself is not painful at all. In most instances, the entire procedure is completed within about an hour, and there is no residual pain after the patient leaves our office. The only sensations that will be felt are those that might be felt when you receive a dental filling. Once the anesthetic wears off, the tooth that had been the source of pain feels completely normal, as all infection has been removed.

Dr. Rea has extensive experience in performing root canal therapy, as she has been helping patients find relief from root pain for over twenty-five years. Don't let fear stop you from getting the care you need for a healthy smile. Contact us to learn more about restorative treatment today.
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