Being told you need a root canal is good news because you’ll preserve your natural tooth and avoid costly, time-consuming teeth replacements. Moreover, you’ve nothing to worry about modern root canals because the procedure is predictable, gentle, and less invasive than previous generations.
Did you know the enamel is the hardest part of your body? While your enamel is a resilient material, it doesn’t mean it’s indestructible. Injuries and ignored cavities can compromise your enamel, causing bacteria to infiltrate the centermost part of your tooth (pulp chamber). When harmful bacteria attack the pulp chamber, infection builds up, leading to numerous unpleasant symptoms.
Many people mistakenly believe that root canals cause discomfort. In contrast, a root canal relieves discomfort. As seen, an infection inside your tooth’s pulp chamber causes pressure buildup and discomfort, expressed as an acute toothache. The pressure and discomfort reduce when the diseased tissues are removed through a root canal.
Our dentist uses light touch techniques and tools, modern anesthetics, and possibly sedation dentistry to ensure your procedure is as comfortable as possible. Please call (806) 666-1099 to schedule an appointment today.
Dr. Cole Sutak and his dedicated team at Lone Star Smiles are committed to providing quality dental care for patients in Lubbock, TX, and nearby communities. Dr. Sutak has specialized in full-mouth smile makeovers, implants, and more; and his primary goal is to help all his patients have the smile of their dreams.
Dr. Sutak received his Doctorate of Dental Medicine from Midwestern University in Arizona, and he continues expanding his knowledge in emerging treatments and technologies. Dr. Sutak is a member of the Academy of General Dentistry, American Dental Association, Texas Dental Association, and Spear Education.