Root canals—I hate the word “root canals.” I don't even use the word 'root canals' in my practice. When a patient comes in and they have a toothache or an abscess, we talk about what's really going on—there’s an infection there. The nerve inside the tooth is infected, and we've got to treat the nerve. If you say the word 'root canal,' that's a bad word. They know there's something bad about it. They've either had an experience, know someone that's had an experience, and a lot of times they'll say, 'I'll do anything, but I'm not going to have a root canal,' until they get one done properly and then it's painless, they don't have the toothache pain that they had before, the procedure was not uncomfortable, and again, many times the comfort level is enhanced or improved by sedation. I love doing root canals. That's one of the things I do every day, day in and day out, saving teeth. We have to treat the nerve, that is a root canal, but once we do that, we've saved a tooth and we've improved the health of that patient, so I guess it's one of the necessary evils in dentistry sometimes to save teeth, but patients, after they've had one, tell me every time, 'I can't believe you just did a root canal.'
Your daily dental pain can quickly end with gentle root canals from Hillcrest Dental Care in Waco, TX. With 40 years of experience, Dr. Thrasher knows just how to relieve your discomfort and make sure it doesn’t return.
At Hillcrest Dental Care in Waco, TX, we will:
- Immediately provide pain relief
- Determine the source of your toothache
- Ensure your comfort during the procedure
- Prevent any further dental issues
Call our Waco, TX office at 254-400-2868 to schedule your appointment today. We’re ready to help you feel better and enjoy a healthier smile in just one visit. If your pain is severe, call right away for a same-day emergency dental appointment.
Making Your Life Better With A Beneficial Root Canal
To end the suffering that your toothache can cause, we will:
- Take digital X-rays of your mouth to determine if damaged pulp is causing the problem
- Gently remove the infected pulp and make sure your tooth and its roots are clean
- Place a protective dental crown over the tooth to restore it
Your dental crown will be created the same day as your procedure, thanks to the advanced technology we have in the office. You’ll have a pain-free and natural-looking smile after just one visit.
Your Total Comfort Is A Top Priority
You won’t feel a thing during your root canal since we apply a local anesthetic to numb your mouth. Hillcrest Dental Care also provides safe sedation options, including:
- Nitrous oxide, which allows you to stay awake but feels totally at ease
- Oral conscious sedation, which helps you relax while remaining awake, but is stronger than nitrous oxide
Our friendly and accommodating staff will also provide pillows and blankets upon request. You’re also sure to enjoy our massage chairs!
Call 254-400-2868 to schedule a stress-free appointment with Dr. Thrasher. You can also contact us through our easy online form to ask any questions or book a visit. You’re one call or click away from feeling better!
Dr. Michael Thrasher of Hillcrest Dental Care is indeed one of the trusted Waco, TX dentists because he has a lot of memberships and credentials, and of the associations that he belongs to is in Texas Dental Association.