Root Canal Treatment In Hattiesburg, MS

Root canals have a reputation for being painful, but this is an outdated notion. At Lamar Dental, we’re here to change that perception with state-of-the-art technology and gentle care. Our skilled dental team uses the latest advancements in anesthetics and techniques to help ensure your root canal is as painless as possible. We focus on effective, minimally invasive treatments that prioritize your comfort.

Ignoring a decayed tooth is often more painful than the treatment itself. A timely root canal treatment relieves pain and prevents further complications, helping you maintain a healthy, pain-free smile. Trust Lamar Dental to provide a comfortable, fear-free root canal experience that protects your dental health.

What Is a Root Canal?

A root canal is a dental procedure designed to save and repair a tooth that has become badly decayed or infected. When a cavity is neglected, it can deepen and spread to the pulp of the tooth, where nerves and blood vessels are located. This can lead to severe pain and the risk of infection spreading.

A root canal surgery involves removing the damaged area of the tooth, cleaning and disinfecting it, then filling and sealing it. This treatment is typically necessary when the tooth damage is so extensive that it cannot be corrected with a simple dental filling.

Am I a Candidate for a Root Canal?

Determining whether you need a root canal or not can be challenging without the help of a professional. That being said, certain symptoms may indicate the need for immediate dental attention or even an emergency root canal. You should come into our office right away if you have any of the following symptoms:

  • Severe tooth pain while chewing
  • Increased tooth sensitivity with hot or cold food/drinks
  • Gum or facial swelling
  • Cracked or damaged teeth
  • Tooth discoloration

In more extreme cases where a root canal is no longer ideal, a dental extraction might be necessary.

How It Works

A root canal procedure commonly includes the following steps:

  1. Your dentist will examine the tooth in question and identify all signs of damage or decay.
  2. A local anesthetic is administered to the affected area to maintain comfort during the procedure.
  3. Your dentist will then make an opening in the crown of your tooth and start excavating decayed pulp.
  4. The canal is then reshaped, filled with a biocompatible material and sealed to prevent further infection.
  5. Typically, your tooth is then finished with a dental restorative to support permanent function and appearance.

Why Lamar Dental?

At Lamar Dental, we understand how stressful this kind of procedure can be. Every member of our team strives to alleviate your concerns, prioritizing your comfort and satisfaction above all else. As a dentist that does root canals, we use only the highest quality tools and materials to deliver a permanent solution, making the process as painless as possible. You won’t feel a thing while we work to restore your dental health.

Call us at 601-402-7986 to learn more or schedule an appointment online if you are ready to be seen by our caring team of dental professionals.