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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  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  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 highly recommend this place they are the best! Dr. Adam, Alma, and Andrea were very nice, friendly, and helpful. I was really nervous when I got there but they made me feel comfortable and took very good care of me. Thank you Dr. Adam and staff.

    thumb Elisa Romero
    6/10/2020
  • 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  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. Adam is extremely accurate, definitely a professional. The best dental care I have ever experienced. I would recommend this dentistry to anyone.So grateful I found this dentist and in a great location. I’d highly recommend bringing your whole family.

    thumb Rasha Alzubaidi
    1/16/2020
  • 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  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  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  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  Finally got around to giving this review I promised. I've had more bad experiences with dentists in the past that left my with a sour taste in my mouth.. pun intended. But Dr. Adam and his amazing staff have given me the opportunity to go without the accompanying dread. Pleasant atmosphere, prompt service, personable people, and services explained in details not numbers and $$$. Thanks!!!! Told y'all I would give a good review!!! 😋

    thumb Jen Marie Fenton
    8/06/2020

    5 star review  got me in as soon as I called and they had the sweetest staff. loved me visit here

    thumb Elizabeth Coti
    9/20/2020
  • 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
    6/19/2020

    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
    10/01/2020

    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  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  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
    7/21/2020

    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
  • 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  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  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  Very wonderful dentist!

    thumb April Hardeman
    9/17/2020

    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  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
    11/27/2020
  • 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  I have to say this was probably one of the most plesant places I have been. They were very gentle with my emergency extraction. Highly reccomend this place. Everyone was so nice. I called at 8am and was out before 11am

    thumb The Glass Alchemist
    8/21/2020

    5 star review  When I went in it was LATE on a Saturday day night and I was in excruciating pain. The staff was so warm and friendly and made me comfortable. The dentist even turned the air down because I said I was cold. I ended up having to have 3 teeth extracted and they took their time and moved with such care. This is by far one of the BEST experiences I have ever had with a dentist especially with the circumstances in which they saw me. They now have a new regular client in me. I will refer anyone with ears. Plus they are open weekends. AMAZING!!!!

    thumb Bethany Jones
    9/27/2020
  • 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  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  Dr. Adam and his staff are amazing. I was in severe pain, they went above and beyond to make sure I was comfortable. I highly recommend his office! The pricing was amazing too!

    thumb Jaclyn Lively
    5/15/2020

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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