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If you have teeth that are badly damaged or has an infection within, one of the solutions that you can go for is tooth extraction. However, there is a better way of dealing with this problem and that is through root canal treatment or RCT. With a root canal treatment, you don’t need to remove the damaged or infected tooth. A root canal treatment can help save your natural teeth and keep it for a lifetime.

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  • 5 star review  Hands down best dental care I have ever experienced! I was terrified to have 3 of my wisdom teeth removed, but Dr. Zaher and his staff at Longview family and emergency dental made the process so comfortable and without any pain! I was told about all my options and had all my questions answered clearly. I happened to go back again for a filling and once again great care and service! I am so thankful I found this dental clinic, honest and great care! Thank you !!

    thumb Ola Huzo
    1/14/2020

    5 star review  Had a intense pain in tooth. I knew i needed to have a root canal done, but was waiting for the time to do it. Of course pain struck after late on a Friday! So I found this place on google search, and boy, was I glad I did. the atmosphere was great. the facility was organized and clean. Very Professional with a personal touch. Great place ... I highly recommend

    thumb StepCel (StepCel)
    10/24/2020

    5 star review  Awesome treatment, helped when I was in pain. Even on a weekend.

    thumb Cassie Weiss
    9/03/2020
  • 5 star review  I am terrified of the dentist. Dr.Adam made me feel comfortable and took care of the pain right away. He was great and he has a wonderful staff! I would highly recommend him to any one looking for a dentist.

    thumb Kori Staub
    9/04/2020

    5 star review  Great experience with Dr. Zaher and Andrea! My father had to have all of his remaining teeth extracted in preparation for a complete set of dentures, and Dr. Zaher was efficient and pain-free—even with a whole mouth of teeth to extract. Both he and Andrea make their patients feel comfortable and welcome during stressful procedures and are more than willing to answer any questions concerning your care. If you need a dentist in Longview, don’t hesitate to make an appointment with Dr. Zaher.

    thumb Richard Delk
    3/22/2020

    5 star review  I hate going to the dentist but this was the best experience I have had by far. The front desk staff was pleasant. Kiera assisted on the whole way through and was great to work with along with the other staff. Dr. Adam was professional, funny and made the whole process comfortable. I had an extraction and he was done before I could even think about it lol. 10/10 would recommend. This will be my dentist going forward!

    thumb Tone Sosa
    5/23/2020
  • 5 star review  Very nice business . Everyone is professional and very nice. My procedure went well . And the Dentist and staff are very knowledgeable and helpful . I would definitely recommend the for all your dental needs. Thank Longview Family Dentist .

    thumb Deedra Kelley
    6/25/2020

    5 star review  Longview Family and Emergency dental care has a beautiful office with an amazing staffs. Loved walking in there and feeling at home. Dr. Adam was so funny and understanding . He took his time to make me feel comfortable during the treatment. Would definitely recommend to anybody seeking dental needs 😊

    thumb Jennifer Winter
    1/19/2020

    5 star review  WOW. What a great experience, a refreshing scene at Long View Family and Emergency Dental Care. Kindness and professionalism from Dr. Zaher and his staff from the time you walk in until the time you leave. When the financial peer come, I was amazed considering the price with the great service that was provided. I will definitely be back for any and all dental procedures. Did I mention they gave me a same day appointment? Thank you so much Dr. Zaher and staff at Longview Emergency and Dental care!!

    thumb A Google User
    5/18/2020
  • 5 star review  Everyone took great care of me, the office was clean, and they were all very supportive especially since i was nervous about getting my wisdom tooth removed. Overall great experience!

    thumb A Google User
    9/06/2020

    5 star review  Super amazing!! Went at 8pm for severe pain in one of my upper right molars. They gave me the options, explained each one, and I had a quick and painless extraction. Definitely would recommend them to anyone. The dentist is nice and friendly and the staff were all really sweet as well 🙂

    thumb Laci Augustine
    11/21/2020

    5 star review  I really fell in love with this Dentist Office. When you walk in the atmosphere is great, friendly, homie place. I was in so much pain they seen me the same day. The doctor is so amazing and he has a heart for what he does and put your needs first. If you're looking for a great dentist check this office out. Even open on the weekends

    thumb Veronica Mills
    6/28/2020
  • 5 star review  I have had a few bad dental experiences and was extremely anxious to have to find a dentist in an urgent situation with a broken tooth on Friday evening. I was so relieved by the professionalism and efficiency of the staff. Throughout the entire visit, they were very reassuring, patient, and helpful. Dr Zaher is my new dentist now, no question! He did a fantastic job, everything went so smoothly and it actually seemed to go by quickly. He made the procedure as comfortable as possible and communicated with me the entire time. He has great personality that helped me relax a lot. His confidence, experience, knowledge, and thoughtfulness were very much appreciated. It was a busy Friday evening and when he was in the room with me he was focused on me and my procedure. If you need a new dentist, or need appointments later in the day (or Saturdays), go see him!

    thumb Stephanie
    11/21/2020

    5 star review  Had to go in on a Sunday. Very friendly staff. The best dentist ever 😁. I am so happy with the experience, I would recommend him to everyone. A very nice guy.

    thumb Tim Lang
    9/20/2020

    5 star review  I came in on a Saturday in a ridiculous amount of pain after searching far and wide for an open dentist office. The receptionist/assistant was an extremely kind, funny, sweet girl who instantly made me feel at ease. She’s prompt, knowledgeable, and super easy to talk to! The dentist was just as wonderful! He understood that I was a little nervous and did his absolute best (and succeeded) to talk me through everything. He answered all of my dumb questions very attentively and with a smile. I’ve finally found a dentist that I actually like! The office is an hour drive away from where I live, but the quality care and kindness more than makes up for the long drive! Thank you so much, Dr. Adam! I’m forever grateful to you for being open on a Saturday!

    thumb Jess Johns
    3/22/2020
  • 5 star review  I can not thank Longview Family and Emergency Dental Care enough, they were so kind and caring regarding my tooth pain, Dr Zahar helped me with the pain so that I could concentrate on what the best decision would be regarding my tooth. I really appreciate that he realized you can not focus when your in that much pain. I had been dealing with a severely painful tooth for days and another dentist office scheduled me for 5 days out, this office told my husband "bring her now" I am just so grateful! I highly recommend this dentist office.

    thumb Melinda Castillo
    7/05/2020

    5 star review  I love this Dentist Office from the time I walked in to the time I left I felt comfortable and at ease. I needed some teeth pulled they both were giving me pain. Dr Adam Zaher was very friendly he walked me through the steps and made me feel very comfortable about getting my teeth pulled I was so nervous but he encouraged and let me know I was gonna do just fine and I was especially relaxed when he turned the music on. He is a great dentist and is really down to earth. Andrea she is really really sweet. We had a great conversation and she explained to me the steps on how to take care of my mouth after the extraction. I literally called her everyday after I left to ask questions again to make sure I was doing everything right and she had so much patience with me even after waking her up out her sleep at home she was there to answer me. To the new girl sorry I don't remember your name but she was so sweet to. I know you were nervous but you did great just stay encouraged everything will get better for you. I highly recommend this Dentist office the staff are just like family when you have questions or just need them to take a look or something needs to be pulled they will do it. This is a very professional and clean place to go and you will love the staff. You all know I will be back of course. My Dentist Family 5 stars isn't enough I give you all a 10 Thanks again.

    thumb April Robinson
    4/05/2020

    5 star review  Wow Dr.Adam and Alma did a wonderful job. THE DENTIST was the best ever, he really cared and explained and answered every little question I had. He took care of things I've neglected for years due to price but with my insurance and him not price gouging the procedures I was able to have 2 wisdom teeth pulled,root canal,and filling and a deep cleaning. He truley cares and its quality work! 👍👍

    thumb Tamara Schickel
    7/31/2020
  • 5 star review  Dr. Zaher was very patient, understanding, passionate, and caring. After pulling my teeth he did not leave my side until I felt better. Overall, a great experience.

    thumb Rajab khan
    5/17/2020

    5 star review  My mouth ways killing me. I am so thankful that Longview Family and Emergency Dental Care was open. Dr. Adam was super nice. He helped me out with my tooth pain. He was extremely professional.

    thumb Luz Dominquez
    9/07/2020

    5 star review  Went in for a emergency wisdom tooth extraction last night and had a wonderful experience! Dr Adam made sure to lay out all my options for me treatment wise and let me go with my decision with confidence. He did the whole procedure on his own and my husband and I were more than impressed. Would definitely recommend!!! 💕

    thumb Avery Martinez
    9/03/2020
  • 5 star review  Very friendly staff. I had a filling break loose and they got me right in. Highly recommend them to anyone.

    thumb Kelly Lindsey
    9/11/2020

    5 star review  I had to go in on Sunday very last minute for a tooth extraction and I was terrified but Dr. Adam and Alma were excellent and kept me calm and were very reassuring! Dr. Adam is very funny and he kept me laughing as much as possible and it really helped me to feel more comfortable!

    thumb Allison Tomme
    8/30/2020

    5 star review  Everyone took great care of me, the office was clean, and they were all very supportive especially since i was nervous about getting my wisdom tooth removed. Overall great experience!

    thumb Kaycee Langford
    9/06/2020
  • 5 star review  Dr. Zaher and his staff are great! From my first contact with them, I felt they truly cared about my problem. They got me in promptly and I knew in that first visit what needed to be done. They're professional in every way and I highly recommend them. Do not hesitate if you need dental services. They'll take the very best care of you. Thank you, Dr. Zaher and support staff.

    thumb Pam Faves Minton
    7/21/2020

    5 star review  This was the most amazing place and people!! My husband was in extreme pain from a wisdom tooth. They got us in on a Saturday at 7:00 pm and took great care of everything. Plus they x-rayed my son, cleaned his teeth, filled multiple teeth, added sealants to a few. All for a great price. We will be back in 2 weeks for more work. The dentist, assistant and office staff are all amazing! We found our dental home!

    thumb Sheila Robert
    5/31/2020

    5 star review  I am terrified every time I step foot in a dentist office. I have gone to the same dentist for years. I had an emergency and needed to be seen. I called this office and they had me scheduled for the SAME day. I told Andrea how nervous I was and she calmed me over the phone. When I arrived I almost immediately went into the patient room. I told Dr. Zaher how my regular dentist does things and told him how scared I was to try someone new. He assured me I was in good hands. I trusted him. He did exactly how my normal dentist did and went above and beyond with my treatment and care! He made me feel as comfortable as possible and I felt no pain! His staff was friendly and checked on me regularly. I would highly recommend this facility! They made me feel like welcomed and comfortable with their exceptional hospitality!

    thumb Heather Presley
    3/29/2020
  • 5 star review  Longview Family and Emergency dental care has a beautiful office with an amazing staffs. Loved walking in there and feeling at home. Dr. Adam was so funny and understanding . He took his time to make me feel comfortable during the treatment. Would definitely recommend to anybody seeking dental needs 😊

    thumb Jennifer Arriaga
    1/19/2020

    5 star review  Alma and Dr. Adam are awesome! Super nice and did great work. Both were very comforting and professional. I will be coming back.

    thumb Bronwyn
    8/08/2020

    5 star review  My husband and I recently visited their office. My husband had a severe tooth ache and found their after-hours office near our home. The staff was friendly, knowledgeable and professional. The day we arrived for his procedure they made us feel like family. My husband felt little discomfort and NO PAIN during the extraction! Alma was so sweet and thourogh. We would recommend this team to anyone who needs work done! Thank you all 🙏🏽 The Johnson's

    thumb Christi Natasha
    6/06/2020

What is root canal treatment?

 

Root canal treatment is a procedure performed by a root canal dentist or an endodontist on a patient when the blood and nerve supply of the tooth, known as the pulp, is infected due to decay or injury.

There are many causes of pulp infection or inflammation. This includes severe tooth decay, a crack or chip in the tooth, repeated dental procedures on the tooth, or a tooth injury that can damage the pulp even without chips or cracks to the tooth.

Acid is secreted when plaque is on your teeth. This acid eventually creates a hole in the enamel. This is the start of tooth decay. If the plaque is left in place, then the tooth would continue to be attacked and the interior portion, the dental pulp, can become infected. This leads to pain and swelling.

The tooth root canal aims to remove all the pulp from the infected tooth root system. This is to prevent the infection from spreading through the root canal system of the tooth which can lead to an abscess.

Tooth abscess causes swelling inside the teeth because of the presence of pus. When you have a tooth abscess, you will usually experience a toothache or severe pain. If root canal treatment is not done immediately, then the infection can spread and your tooth may need to be removed.

 

 

 When and why do you need root canal treatment?

 

Some many signs and symptoms will tell you that you need a root canal treatment. Some of these symptoms include severe pain when chewing or biting, swollen or tender gums, pimples on the gums, sensitivity to hot and cold, darkening of the gums due to deep decay, a chipped or cracked tooth, and more.

You also need root canal treatment to save your natural tooth. With root canal treatment, your natural smile can be maintained, you can continue eating the foods that you love, and you won’t need to keep on going back to the dental office for dental work. With root canal treatment, your teeth can last for a lifetime.

 

 

What are the steps in root canal treatment?

 

Root canal treatment can be usually done in one appointment, sometimes two appointments. In these appointments, the following procedures are done.

The dentist will first take x-rays of your teeth to examine it. Then local anesthesia will be administered. When your tooth is numb, your tooth will be isolated with the use of a protective sheet. This will help keep your tooth clean and free of saliva.

If there is no opening on the crown, your dentist will make a small opening. This is not necessary if the tooth has suffered much decay. The pulp chamber will then be cleaned. All the pulp will be removed using very small instruments. The root canal will soon be cleaned, shaped and measured so that a filling can be poured in.

The dentist will then fill the root canal with a rubber-like material called gutta-percha after it has been cleaned and shaped. To seal the root canal an adhesive cement is placed over the gutta-percha. Sometimes a temporary filling is placed so that the opening will be closed. This filling is then removed by the dentist before the restoration of the tooth.

Your second dental appointment is for tooth restoration. To protect the tooth and restore it to full function, a crown is placed on your tooth.

If restoration is not possible due to the lack of sufficient structure to hold it in place, then a post can be placed inside your tooth for stability.

When the infected nerve tissue is removed from the tooth, any pain you feel is soon alleviated. Then the root canal is cleaned, disinfected, shaped and measured and filled so that future infection is prevented.

 

Does root canal treatment hurt?

Normal root canal procedure does not hurt since anesthesia is administered before the procedure is started. However, there are cases when numbing the teeth and gums can be difficult. This is due to a tooth that is severely infected. When this is the case, you need to take antibiotics first until the tooth is completely settled. Then anesthesia can help numb the tooth for the treatment.

With root canal treatment, toothaches caused by pulp infection or inflammation is greatly relieved. The procedure is very comfortable for most patients since dentists use modern techniques and anesthetics.

 

Does root canal treatment work?

In the majority of the cases, root canal treatment works. A person who has undergone root canal treatment will no longer have problems with it. Sometimes root canal treatment can fail but it does not often happen.

After treatment, your tooth may feel sensitive. But this can easily be relieved through medication. You should follow whatever your dentist instructs you.

You may also feel that there is something different about your teeth. You shouldn’t feel any more pain but if you do, and it lasts more than a few days, then you need to call your dentist.

Until your tooth is fully restored by your dentist, you should refrain from chewing or biting on the treated tooth. If the tooth is yet unrestored, then it is susceptible to fracture. This is why full restoration is needed as soon as possible. Otherwise, the only thing you can do is brushing and flossing and cleaning during your regular check-up.

Sometimes after the root has been filled, the tooth changes color. When this happens, you can have the tooth crowned so that its color can be restored. It can also help restore the tooth’s strength.

When the crown has been placed, the tooth is then protected and full functionality is restored. When your tooth is restored, then it can continue to function like a normal tooth. Teeth that have undergone root canal will last as long as other natural teeth.

You can eat soft foods or anything that does not require much chewing after a root canal. Hard foods or hot foods should be avoided since they can hurt your teeth. Don’t try to eat anything when your mouth is still numb from the procedure. You might be able to bite your tongue or cheek. Wait for a few hours until the time your mouth no longer feels numb.

 

 

What are the benefits of root canal treatment?

With rct dental, you have a procedure that is virtually free of pain. With anesthesia, the whole procedure is painless. You will have less discomfort compared to what you will feel if you had your tooth extracted. Patients who have undergone root canal procedures experience a painless procedure, thanks to modern techniques and effective anesthesia.

A tooth root canal is also a very efficient and cost-effective procedure. Tooth extraction can cost higher since you will need either a denture or an implant to replace the missing tooth. And it takes longer than having a root canal procedure. Besides, root canal treatment is also covered by most dental insurance plans.

With root canal treatment, the result is visually appealing. When your teeth are restored with crowns, you will have teeth that are natural-looking and functions like natural teeth. This can help improve your smile and boost your confidence.

 

 

Are root canals a dental emergency?

 

Sometimes infections in the root canal are not painful. But you would consider it a dental emergency if it is painful. 400,000 hospital emergency visits each year are due to root canal related pain.

It is considered a dental emergency because you are in a stage when your infected tooth is dying and treatment should not be delayed. If it is, then your teeth can die. And if it does, then your dentist would need to extract it so that further infection could be prevented.

If you don’t act upon it, then it will give you more pain. You should seek an emergency dentist to take care of your root canal problem.

 

 

How can you avoid getting a root canal?

 

Root canal treatment can be prevented if you don’t miss your regular dental check-ups. The reason for this is that during regular check=ups, the dentist can diagnose the problem in its early stages. And a more conservative solution can be recommended. Your dentist can take care of the problem of tooth decay and infection right away so it does not get worse.

You can save time and money in the long run if you are proactive with your oral health. Don’t wait until you feel the pain to visit your dentist. Otherwise, you will feel more pain and it will cost you more to treat. If during your appointment, your dentist recommends for you to have root canal treatment, then don’t wait until the problem gets worse and you are in much pain. Now is the time to take care of it.

 

 Call Us For Inquiries

If you want to check out our procedures and other services, call us at (430) 625-7381 and schedule your appointment. We are available for all kinds of inquiries and questions. It is our pleasure to assist you at any moment.

Longview Family and Emergency Dental is the ultimate solution for all your dental needs. We also do all other kinds of dental procedures, so you can find our team whenever you need dental improvements.

With our careful selection of materials and our professional well experienced Dentists and the use of latest technology, we will provide you with the best solution according to your needs. Our procedures are highly effective and ensure complete satisfaction. If you need any kind of suggestion or a professional opinion about your future dental intervention, contact our team and tell us what you need to be done. We will be happy to assist.

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