Dental Extractions and Root Canal Therapy
At CS Family Dentistry, our goal is to prevent dental issues from growing. Through routine dental cleanings and exams, we can catch many oral health issues; but there are times when life gets in the way.
If you start experiencing tooth or jaw pain, please contact our Bastrop dental office as soon as possible. You may be experiencing a dental emergency or might need root canal therapy. Your oral health is tied to your general well-being, so it’s essential that you seek professional treatment before things get worse.
What You Should Know About Root Canals
Most people experience stress and anxiety when they hear “root canal.” At CS Family Dentistry, we understand why; historically, root canals were often painful and scary.
The good news is that’s a part of the past. Modern equipment and techniques have recreated the root canal process to a simple and painless procedure. In fact, root canals eliminate the pain you feel before the procedure while saving an infected tooth. Dr. Cole Smith has invested in dental technology that makes the process efficient and comfortable.
Who Needs a Root Canal?
Dr. Cole Smith might recommend root canal therapy if you have an infection in the interior of your tooth. An infected tooth can be very painful; which might be why people still associate root canals with extreme pain! The truth is, root canals end your suffering and allow you to relax again.
If you have tooth pain but are afraid of contacting your Bastrop dentist, please keep in mind that unlike a headache, a tooth infection will not go away on its own. It can even spread to other teeth. Without treatment, you will continue to suffer from tooth pain and may lose your tooth. Dr. Smith will always do everything he can to preserve your tooth before extracting and restoring it. Your root canal therapy will help maintain bone growth and root support while getting rid of infection and pain.
Our Bastrop dental office offers a variety of preventative dental services to keep and preserve good oral health, along with tooth restorations that protect and restore weakened teeth.
We try to save and treat an infected or damaged tooth; however, we may recommend a tooth extraction to protect your oral health as a last resort. Our priority is your health, which is why we always start with prevention, oral maintenance, and root canal therapy before we consider extraction.
Why We Recommend Tooth Extraction
There are some cases where tooth extraction is the healthiest alternative, such as:
- Severe tooth decay
- Advanced gum disease
- Wisdom teeth
- Semi-impacted teeth
- Orthodontic treatment
- Denture placement
We understand how challenging the procedure can be for even the most easy-going patients. We offer nitrous oxide and oral sedation to keep our patients calm and relaxed. With a highly experienced dentist like Dr. Cole Smith and his team of attentive and compassionate dental professionals, tooth extraction does not need to be stressful.
Dental Emergency Services Right When You Need It
Imagine waking up to sudden pain in your mouth; you may feel anxiety and fear and are unsure what to do. Maybe you lost a filling or broke a dental crown, or knocked out a tooth. Dental emergencies come in many different scenarios, but the end goal is pain relief and fixing the issue.
If you need to see an emergency dentist in Bastrop, Dr. Cole Smith is a Doctor of Dental Surgery (DDS) and can handle just about any dental emergency. We offer same-day dental appointments for all our patients, even if you have been with us before.
Call Us to Learn More
If you are experiencing tooth or jaw pain, please contact our Bastrop dental office. We can accommodate any dental emergency and offer same-day appointments. Don’t let a tooth infection get worse; let us treat you and get your oral health back on track.