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Root Canal Therapy in Abilene

When people hear the words “root canal”, they think of pain and extreme discomfort. Fortunately, that’s no longer the case. At Linn Family Dental, with our advanced techniques, we make the experience as easy as possible.

In reality, a root canal is a gentle procedure to relieve pain, not cause it. Our dentists will ensure your complete comfort before proceeding.

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What is Root Canal Therapy?

A root canal is a space in the middle of a tooth root containing dental pulp, or soft tissue, and the nerve. Sometimes, a tooth decays to the point it can’t be restored with a filling. Pain and infection follow, and if the nerve is not removed, the tooth will have to be extracted. Our goal is to save the tooth wherever possible; root canal therapy is the answer.

A simple root canal might take an hour or less, while back molars will take longer. Our dentists ensure the area is completely numb; nitrous oxide (laughing gas) is available upon request. Once the procedure is done, the tooth is very happy, and feels a lot better!


Symptoms root canal therapy may be needed include

  • Abscesses
  • Frequent or chronic toothache
  • Sensitivity to temperature or pressure
  • Darkening or discoloration of the tooth
  • Spontaneous pain, even when there’s no eating or drinking
  • Nighttime pain
  • Tenderness in the gums
  • Gum swelling
  • Dead or dying nerves

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Enjoy the Results!

While the process is similar to having a cavity filled, it takes a bit longer. Root canals have very high success rates, even though it’s an invasive procedure. Yes, extractions may cost less, but they leave gaps in the mouth, which ultimately may need to be filled with an implant; a costlier approach. When you return for a follow-up, your dentist will discuss topping the tooth with a crown to protect the remaining tooth and return the patient’s smile to its original beauty.

Don’t Suffer Needlessly

If your tooth has been making life difficult lately, come in and have our dentists take a look. The answer may be simpler than you think. Schedule a visit today.

Root Canal Therapy Abilene TX | (325) 691-1440