Root Canal Therapy

Expert Root Canal Therapy in Lubbock, TX

Root Canals

When you have tooth pain, extensive cavities, or a painful dental abscess, LBK Dental wants to help you keep your natural tooth as long as possible. To preserve the integrity of teeth impacted by advanced gum disease, it is sometimes necessary to go beyond a small filling or crown.

Rather than being referred to an endodontic specialist across town, you can complete your root canal treatment with Dr. McPherson. This not only saves you money, but also expedites your treatment with a dental team you already know and trust.

We always welcome new patients! We accept most insurance plans, and if you don't have insurance, we have an in-house membership discount we can offer you. Call us today to learn more or to schedule your root canal therapy services.

Do Root Canals Hurt?

Inside every tooth is a contained chamber filled with blood vessels and nerves. Whenever that chamber is breached by decay or a fracture, it can cause extreme pain. Even if you aren't experiencing discomfort right now, your tooth requires immediate attention to prevent the nerves from swelling and the tooth from abscessing, and endodontic therapy is the treatment of choice.

A root canal is used to remove a problematic or infected nerve or one that cannot be saved otherwise. In reality, the procedure would save you from a lot of pain rather than cause additional discomfort.

Why Would I Need a Root Canal?

The following are some of the most common reasons why Dr. McPherson may recommend endodontic treatment:

  • Large cavities that extend into your tooth's nerve
  • Extensive pain or sensitivity
  • Previous trauma to the tooth
  • An active abscess
  • Roots that have cracked

Instead of filling the cavity, the infected nerve inside your tooth must be removed. Sealing off the area with a cavity or filling would only trap bacteria inside, leading to additional infection, pain, and tooth loss in the long run. By cleaning out, medicating, and sealing the hollow canal of your tooth, we can prevent reinfection and allow you to preserve your tooth for several years longer.

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Mon & Tue: 8 AM - 12 PM, 1 PM - 5 PM

Wed: 8 AM - 1 PM, 2 PM - 5 PM

Thu: 8 AM - 3 PM

Fri: 8 AM - 12 PM

Sat & Sun: Closed