Root Canal Treatment Archives - Corbet Locke D.D.S. Corbet Locke D.D.S. in Woodway
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Root Canals Are Painful, And Other Dental Myths

added on: December 20, 2018
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When it comes to dentistry, there are many common myths and misconceptions that could actually hurt your smile and oral health rather than help. At our dental office in Woodway, we believe in preventive dentistry and giving professional dental advice in order to protect your teeth. That’s why we want to debunk several of the… Read More

added on: September 11, 2017
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Root canal…is it possible for two words to create more upset, fear or worry? This reputation is unfair, though, and Corbet Locke, DDS in Waco, TX wants patients to know why. In fact, he wants a candidate for root canal therapy to be relieved that this is a treatment option available. Let’s delve into that… Read More

added on: May 17, 2017
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A root canal is an endodontics procedure that is often necessary when the pulp of a tooth becomes infected. This basically means that a patient has a very deep cavity in their tooth, and that it must be removed before the infection spreads. The goal of a root canal is to save the tooth from… Read More

added on: November 25, 2015

The need for a root canal arises when a tooth becomes infected on the inside due to a crack or break in the tooth. This infection can spread easily to the areas surrounding the tooth (other teeth, bone, gum tissue) and begin to cause inflammation and pain. Cavities that are left untreated may very well… Read More

added on: April 3, 2014

Like most dental patients, you likely shudder to think of the dreaded root canal treatment. The procedure, which has become something of a legend in dentistry, is often misunderstood. Dr. Corbet Locke, who treats root canals in Waco, TX, clears up some of the most popular misconceptions about the treatment and its effects. For starters,… Read More

added on: February 25, 2014

Despite the relative safety and ease with which modern dentists perform root canal therapy, we often speak with patients who delay this important procedure for months or even years. The combination of Dr. Corbet Locke’s experience, skill, and dental technology makes root canal therapy faster, more effective, and more comfortable than ever before. Before you… Read More

added on: June 4, 2013

An untreated cavity can quickly turn into a very serious problem for the tooth in question. If the bacteria responsible for the cavity reach the tooth’s innermost layer called the pulp, it can become infected, putting the tooth in peril of dying or falling out. There is, however, a treatment that can preserve the tooth,… Read More

added on: September 21, 2012

The root canal has long endured a bad reputation among dental patients. Modern dentistry has proven the painful root canal treatment to be a myth with sedation dentistry and conservative techniques. A root canal at our Waco dental office may feel as comfortable as a simple filling. With this in mind, our Waco dentist, Dr…. Read More