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Root Canal Therapy in Lubbock TX with W Dentistry

At W Dentistry, our goal is to stop dental problems before they start so you can avoid things like root canals and extractions, but sometimes, despite your and our best efforts, a root canal might be necessary.

If the nerve in the center of your tooth gets infected by bacteria due to decay, cracks or fractures, or if it gets inflamed from trauma or heavy grinding to the point that it dies and you want to keep your tooth, it is necessary to remove the nerve from the tooth and disinfect the space it occupied. This is what a root canal procedure does. Avoiding a root canal when one is necessary can lead to painful, serious infections and abscesses. With our high-tech dental care and experienced dental team, we will make you comfortable and restore your infected tooth to optimal health.

How do I know if Root Canal Therapy Is Right For Me?

If you’re suffering from a constant toothache or intense tooth sensitivity, this may be a sign of tooth decay, cracks, or an infection of the nerve on your tooth. When you have a cavity, the bacteria and decay are contained to the outermost layer of the tooth. If left untreated at this stage, the decay continues to spread toward the nerve in the center of the tooth, causing a painful toothache. Other symptoms that may occur are swollen areas or “pimples” on your gums. Most root canals are the result of untreated decay, injuries, or accidents where the teeth can crack. That being said, if you have experienced a broken tooth, ensure you come in to see our dentists at W Dentistry to get it checked out right away…sometimes we can fix the problem without a root canal if we catch it early enough.

Root Canal Dental Care Process at W Dentistry of Lubbock

Root canal therapy consists of removing the infected nerve and vascular tissue from inside the tooth’s pulp chamber. Before we begin your root canal, we will explain the procedure and make sure you’re comfortable and numb so you don’t feel any discomfort throughout the process. Next, we will remove any sign of decay or infection inside the tooth and close up the tooth with a filling. Sometimes, a root canal may take two visits to completely cleanse and disinfect the tooth. After you heal from the root canal, we may plan to place a dental crown to restore your tooth’s look, shape, and function while also restoring your tooth’s strength. We are with you at every step of the process, making the root canal therapy process a stress-free, painless procedure leaving you with a healthy, comfortable smile.

FAQ's About General Dentistry

Below are some of the most frequently asked questions patients have about dentistry and oral health issues. If you have any other questions, or would like to schedule an appointment, we would love to hear from you.
Why do regular dental visits matter?
Regular dental visits are important because they can help spot tooth decay or gum disease early on, when treatment is likely to be simpler and more affordable. They also help prevent many problems from developing in the first place. Visiting your dentist regularly is also important because some diseases or medical conditions have symptoms that might appear in the mouth.
What can I expect on my first visit?
During your first dental appointment, we will begin by gathering all of the necessary information to determine your dental health. We'll take X-rays and examine your mouth for any problems that might need treatment. After cleaning you up, it's time to discuss all your dental solution options.
What insurance companies are you contracted with?
Although we do not contract with any insurance providers, we are able to accept most dental insurance on an indemnity basis. We will check with your insurance company to determine your out-of-pocket cost, and then get the claim started for you.

Because we accept dental insurance on an indemnity basis, you will need to pay for your services before we can begin any dental work. We accept cash, credit or one of our convenient financing options. Your insurance company will then reimburse you within a few weeks.

Schedule Your Appointment

If you have questions about your dental health or you’d like to book your next appointment we are here to help!

Give us a call today to schedule an appointment with our W Dentistry Lubbock dentist office to maintain your dental health! Call us at 806-780-4911 or fill out our online contact form to request your appointment today!