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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  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

    5 star review  I was looking for a dentist for a second opinion on a some dental issue I was having. I called Longview Family and Emergency Dental Care. Andrea was so empathetic and she told me that they believed in treating their patients like family. She set up an appointment for me right away. Dr. Adam tried to make me feel at home from the start. I didn't want to have a panoramic done because my insurance was not going to pay for that. He told me not to worry he wouldn't charge me but he needed it for his evaluation. He also took pictures of my teeth and took a lot of time explaining medically what the issues were. He was always kind and patient. I really appreciated that he regarded me as a collaborator in my dental care. He did some excellent work on my teeth that day. I would whole heartily recommend this practice to my friends and family with no hesitation.

    thumb Victoria Pearson
    2/21/2020

    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
    1/13/2021
  • 5 star review  My daughter was beside herself at having her wisdom teeth removed. Dr. Adam Zaher and his assistant Alma did a wonderful job. And very fast with the removal. This was not our first visit and will not be our last. They worked well with our insurance. The whole office is friendly and open and clean. The real plus is it's open on weekends. Thank you for doing a great job! See you in 6 months.

    thumb Helena Harvey
    8/09/2020

    5 star review  Dr. Adam is by far the BEST dentist!! I was so nervous to get an extraction but he was super patient and explained everything so well!! I definitely will be coming back and I’ve even referred my entire family because he’s so good!

    thumb Alondra Hernandez
    1/19/2020

    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  Thank you all for the warm, friendly, and welcoming atmosphere during my visit. I broke a molar, and the office was able to squeeze me in. Dr. Zaher is an amazing dentist, extremely patient, easy to talk to, takes the time to know his patients. He is passionate about his job, takes his time to explain things to you thoroughly in a way that you understand, readily and happily answers all questions, and is just so knowledgeable about his profession and it shows in his work. I couldn't be more pleased with my experience — very friendly staff. Thanks to the whole staff at Long View Family and Emergency Dental care from a grateful new patient.

    thumb Jay Boylan
    1/22/2020

    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 a very pleasant experience with Dr. Adam and his staff. I was very anxious about the appointment and any procedure, but Dr. Adam was very patient with me and explained everything to me thoroughly and answered all my questions and the procedure went smoothly. My gratitude for Dr. Adam and his staff goes beyond the stars! There is no other dentist I would go to or recommend! When you find the best, you keep it

    thumb Sandra Hillman
    6/02/2021
  • 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. The staff do a great job of making sure you understand your cost before starting what you need. 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
    1/09/2021

    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  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
    9/03/2020
  • 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 A Google User
    9/10/2020

    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
    3/06/2020

    5 star review  Dr. Adam and staff were great! Saw me on a Sunday for bad tooth pain and fixed me up. Would recommend to everybody.

    thumb Lacy
    8/30/2020
  • 5 star review  You know you are in good hands!! Always amazing service, very quality of customer service and fantastic results. From the first day I visited this office I’ve felt as though I’ve been cared for and treated like family and my teeth have been in perfect condition since visiting this clinic. Conveniently open for late hours and during the weekend. I would highly recommend!!

    thumb Sandy Miller
    12/19/2020

    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  I was extremely nervous about having one of my wisdom teeth removed, but he made me laugh and got my mind off of it. Super friendly staff!! Also love that they are open late and on weekends, that way I don't have to miss work when me or my family has an appointment. Very highly recommend!!! If I can work up the courage to get the other wisdom teeth removed, he will definitely be the one to do it!! 😄

    thumb Jennifer Duncan
    2/01/2020
  • 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
    10/16/2020

    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  Dr. Adam and his staff are amazing. He always takes his time to explain all available options not just the most expensive. His staff is always friendly, and his prices are very reasonable No matter how many questions I ask. Emily is amazing!

    thumb Terrye Nix
    3/31/2021
  • 5 star review  I had to have an emergency root canal on a Sunday. After calling around I found Longview Family and Emergency Dental Care, they were able to see me within 2 hours of calling. Dr. Zaher and his staff took excellent care of me during my root canal. When I went back for my crown fitting I was in and out within 15 minutes! I will be going back to him for any future dental work, well worth the hour drive to me.

    thumb Kristyn Kiser
    9/24/2021

    5 star review  I found myself visiting family, far from home, and in terrible pain from a stubborn toothache. I was able to be seen on a Saturday late afternoon and had a wonderful experience... even with needing a root canal and a crown. Dr was extremely helpful, gentle, and ensured a pain free service. I’m grateful for the speedy relief and excellent customer service. Highly recommend.

    thumb Lindsey Fischer
    9/26/2020

    5 star review  LOVE this place! The entire staff was amazing, and made me feel right at home. I went expecting to lose a tooth,but Dr. Adam saved it, and fixed a longtime problem, all in the same visit. I have a horrible fear of the dentist, he made me so comfortable, that I am looking forward to going back. Our entire family will be using this place. AMAZING PLACE AND PEOPLE!!! I cannot say enough good things about everyone here! And thank goodness, everyone there has a great sense of humor! Prices are very reasonable too!

    thumb Christy James
    4/10/2021
  • 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 Lea Winter
    1/19/2020

    5 star review  I was in excruciating pain for about 3-4 days. I called at 8PM on a sunday night (they close at 9) to just get a quote for a tooth extraction. They told me to come right in and stayed late just to help me out! They made me feel welcome and comfortable. They laid out all my options and even worked with me on pricing to help me get relief. They even let me keep my tooth. 😍 LOVE THIS PLACE!!! Would recommend them to everyone i know.

    thumb Carlie M
    7/19/2021

    5 star review  Amazing dentist! Very attentive, and professional. Fixed a very deep cavity, and my tooth no longer hurts. I highly recommend.

    thumb Linda Camacho
    1/14/2020
  • 5 star review  Dr. Adam and the staff makes me feel right at home immediately when I walk in the door. Everything was on time and it was an extremely professionally run office. Dr. Adam was very nice and informative. He provided excellent service and I couldn’t be happier with the results.This is a fantastic experience and a great place to go take care of your teeth and I would highly recommend to anyone!!

    thumb Harold James
    12/18/2020

    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
    4/22/2021

    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

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