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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  The nurses here are SO helpful and sweet. Such a COMFY atmosphere. Not too mention the dentist explains everything to you and keeps you calm and checks on your well being through the procedure. The best experience I have had at a dentist office by far! 10/10 would recommend!

    thumb Keeli Shaw
    June 6, 2022

    5 star review  They did a wonderful fantastic job! Dr. Zaher and his staff is so friendly and I love it!! I definitely recommend and the fact they stay open til 9 is great for us late workers.

    thumb Krystle Marsh
    December 3, 2021

    5 star review  Very nice and friendly. Had a tooth extracted and they made it really comfortable and made sure I was okay! Highly recommended

    thumb Jyxontheslayer
    May 17, 2022
  • 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
    May 17, 2020

    5 star review  There are no words to describe how WONDERFUL my experience with Dr. Adam. Excellent doctor!!!Very thorough and caring. I was Greeted with respect, dignity and a deep desire to provide the best possible care for his patients and their many, diverse needs. I am very thankful to Dr. Adam and his skillful approach to address my case. There is no other dentist I would go to or recommend! When you find the best, you keep it!

    thumb Nathan Hall
    June 17, 2021

    5 star review  I had a wisdom tooth taken out the same day I called within an hour. The visit was quick and Dr. Zaher was actually really easy during the removal. I felt no pain at all and they really cared about where I could pick up my medication late in the evening. If you need dental work, I would highly recommend, especially with wisdom tooth removal.

    thumb Emily Aston
    October 4, 2021
  • 5 star review  Quick, painless and very friendly dentist and staff! I usually get nervous when I go to the dentist but they made my whole experience calming. Definitely will be going to them from now on and the fact that they are open late and on weekends is a major plus!

    thumb Mr&Mrs. Herndon Herndon
    January 30, 2022

    5 star review  This place is amazing! Worked with me with everything!! Will be coming back in the future for sure and recommending to anyone and everyone. 😀

    thumb Caty Boone
    August 24, 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
    March 29, 2020
  • 5 star review  Had to have 2 emergency extractions done late last night. They stayed open late just to see and take care of me. I absolutely recommend this place to anyone who is having any dental issues as my experience here was great. The staff is wonderful, the surgeon is nice and talks with you and makes sure your aware of what is going on. Thank yall so much for helping me in a pinch.

    thumb Brandon Smith
    April 22, 2021

    5 star review  I highly recommend Dr. Zaher for all your dental work. His office was prompt to give us an appointment on the same day so that my husband, Samuel Coleman, could have emergency surgery to extract a wisdom tooth that was in pieces and was causing him extreme pain. He and his staff took great care of us, and he was very professional and caring. He took the time to explain the procedure thoroughly and my husband had a painless extraction in minutes. He is the best dentist in east Texas. We will definitely be coming back for any dental problems. He is the kind of dentist that offers the best dental service by far.

    thumb Patricia Coleman
    May 27, 2022

    5 star review  Dr. Adam is very thorough in explaining the procedure and costs. The prices are very reasonable, I just had my 4 wisdom teeth removed and I am healing great.

    thumb Angelica Castillo
    September 10, 2020
  • 5 star review  The only place that would schedule me in the same day came all the way to the clinic just to do my extractions was very professional and very clean i drove all the way from arkansas and i got the best service!!

    thumb Alanna Taber
    July 21, 2020

    5 star review  I’ve had plenty of teeth pulled but Dr. Zaher made it painless and quick. I didn’t even feel the pressure that you normally feel and didn’t even know he had the tooth out. I highly recommend him. Will be going to him here on out. Definitely 5 stars!

    thumb Rachael Brunson
    October 14, 2021

    5 star review  My husband had an tooth emergency on a Saturday morning. They got him right in and made his pain go away. Great customer service! Great one on one with the dentist. Great place. We will definitely keep them for our family dental needs. Thank y'all so much for everything!

    thumb jennifer velez
    March 6, 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
    April 5, 2020

    5 star review  Usually, I’m quite anxious and stressed about even calling the dentist, but this place is amazing! I felt absolutely no pain and the procedures that I had were extremely quick. They explain everything in detail about your personalized dental plan and costs. The staff is personable and friendly and the Dr. puts your care and comfort first, plus he has a cool sense of humor. I am happy that I was referred to Longview Family and Emergency Dental!

    thumb Shanya Kennison
    November 27, 2020

    5 star review  Dr Adam and his staff are so pleasant and kind! I would give them ten stars if I could. I had absolutely no pain or anxiety during my procedure. I was constantly asked how I was doing and I was well taken care of. Best dentist ever!

    thumb Erika Burkhalter
    June 19, 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
    June 6, 2020

    5 star review  Dr. Adam Zaher not only removed my wife’s wisdom tooth painlessly, but he came in on his own, literally by himself, to perform paper work xrays I mean everything. The whole procedure didn’t last any longer than two hours, and he was so polite and professional! The hours are incredibly convenient. Also he chose The Legend of Korra to play for our son on Netflix. 10/10

    thumb Elijah Murray
    September 3, 2020

    5 star review  Just had a wisdom tooth removed and they were so great!!! I felt no pain at all and the best part was that I didn’t have to wait longer than 5 minutes in the waiting room which was just long enough to fill out one piece of paper. I will be coming back here for sure for all my dental needs! Super friendly staff as well. Thank you!! -Lauren R.

    thumb Brian DeVries
    July 8, 2021
  • 5 star review  I came in as a new patient and it was way more than Id expected. The office was a welcoming environment. The staff were very friendly and make you comfortable in everything they do. Dr. Zaher is amazing. He always does a great job explaining the process before starting. I finally found a great place to go for my dental work. Highly recommended to anyone looking for a great place who provides so many dental services. You wont regret it!!

    thumb Larry Jackson
    December 18, 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
    July 21, 2020

    5 star review  The best dentist office I’ve gone to! I had a tooth emergency on a Sunday and they were able to get me in same day and right away! Their hours are awesome and truly cater to patients with their late hours and being open on weekends. Dr. Adam Zaher and his assistant were all around exceptional; very informative on care, pricing, and answering any questions I had. It was very reassuring to see how caring everyone is! His assistant even asked if I wanted a beverage, which I did. Lol. She was very professional, friendly, and easy to talk to. I've never felt more comfortable in a dentist offices atmosphere than this place! I recommend this place so much, my whole family has even made appointments!

    thumb Mercuri Flores
    October 1, 2020
  • 5 star review  Anyone looking for a great dentist to go to , should go to Longview Family and Emergency dental care!! I have been to so many dentists and oral specialists and have had an extensive amount of dental work done so I know the differences in the various dental offices.Longview Family and Emergency dental care has the whole package. They have a beautiful and clean office. I can’t say enough about the staff and the dentist. The staff working there are fabulous. They are very efficient and friendly. Dr. Adam Zaher , the dentist, is awesome. He is capable of doing procedures that other dentist have sent me to specialist to perform. He has been very kind and understanding about my extensive dental work needs and me not wanting to spend more money on procedures that do not work long term. He will take the time to thoroughly discuss options and procedures. I never write reviews because I just don’t want to take the time, but I want others to know if your looking for a professional dentist office with kind and caring doctors and staff, you can’t do better than Longview Family and Emergency dental care!!!

    thumb Julian Peel
    May 30, 2021

    5 star review  My experience has been the best ever!!!!!! So professional and so patient. The entire staff treats you with honesty and kindness. Dr. Zaher even played me a little Sam Smith to calm my nerves😊. They guided me through my journey with nothing with my best interest at ❤❤ This year is new journey for me and I'm going into it with a great new smile on my face😁😁😁😁😁.

    thumb Rosalyn Hopkins
    February 14, 2021

    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
    September 11, 2020
  • 5 star review  I cant say enough about how great Dr. Adam and his staff/clinic are. Angels among us for sure!! I broke a tooth while eating breakfast this past Sunday. I knew ER wasnt going to be able to help me due to the injury being dental, so I looked and found Dr. Adam. I called and was scheduled for a same day appointment within an hour of me calling. From the moment I walked in, I was treated like family. Dr. Adam was awesome at explaining my case and making sure I understood what needed to be done. Dr. Adam went above and beyond to help me with EVERYTHING I needed, got my issue fixed and had me on my way in no time. He truly cares about his community and giving back in the best way he knows how. I told him I thought he was an angel for being there to help me on a Sunday. I got my emergency handled and found a new dentist all in the same visit. I'm beyond thankful for what he did for me and HIGHLY RECOMMEND him and his clinic to anyone needing a fantastic, caring, get-it-done when you need it, dentist. You wont be disappointed!! Thanks again Dr. Adam! see you again soon!

    thumb Brenda Reynolds
    January 13, 2021

    5 star review  I couldn't be more pleased with my experience. Dr. Adam and his staff are devoted to your care and comfort. Their modern up-to-date equipment and extended hours of service go above and beyond others in their field. I highly recommend them!

    thumb Charles McDonald
    October 16, 2020

    5 star review  If you are looking for a dentist with SKILLS & personality, this is your man! I got a 3 day run around with no relief in sight. Until I found this amazing place at 515 on a Wednesday . He told me to come on in, it was one of the best decisions I have made. Don’t get me wrong teeth can be painful and it’s a healing process but I’ve found my new dentist and will be driving over an hour just to see him! Great guy, great staff! Thanks so much.

    thumb amanda stewart
    July 5, 2021

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 (903) 759-2221 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.

Contact us    Call us (903) 759-2221     Book an Appointment