Your teeth may bother you for a variety of reasons. An abscess or infection triggers swelling, which then puts pressure on your nerves (pulp) and causes your teeth to ache. Gum recession may expose your root, leaving it vulnerable to changes in temperature or sometimes deep cavities may reach your tooth’s pulp, leading to inflammation and decayed tissue.
However, you don’t have to live with the pain when you come to Timothy Calkins, DDS in Lincoln, NE. Dr. Calkins can perform root canal (endodontic) therapy that will allow you to keep your tooth and alleviate your pain.
At Calkins Family Dentistry, we want you to feel as comfortable with your smile and with our procedures as possible. When you come into our Lincoln, NE office for root canals, we will give you anesthetic that will numb any discomfort you are having and allow comfortable treatment of your tooth.
Next, we’ll open into the tooth, much like a deep cavity. Then, Dr. Calkins will remove the bacteria, the decayed pulp and nerve tissue, and any other related debris that could harm your teeth and gums.
Once the canals of the tooth are cleaned they are sealed to prevent future infection. Once we’ve cleaned and sealed the affected area, we may give you medication as needed to clear away any remaining infection. In some instances we may recommend placing a crown to strengthen and protect your tooth following your root canal procedure.
We believe that root canals don’t have to be painful or intimidating. To help you stay calm, our friendly and understanding staff can answer any questions you have about the procedure or your oral health. Additionally, we’ll provide you with after-care instructions to help you heal and recover from the treatment.
If you need to schedule a root canal with us, call 402.488.1661 or use our contact form to request a time to visit our Lincoln, NE clinic.
“I have been a patient of Dr. Calkins for over 20 years. All of my kids have gone to him since they were toddlers. Very conservative in his approach, never tries to do an expensive treatment if it isn’t necessary. Great at giving numbing shots, can’t even feel the needle.”
“I’ve been going to Dr. Calkins for several years and will continue to do so. Tim is very professional, knowledgeable, thorough, and patient. I very much appreciate the time he takes to educate me about dental health, to show me my x-ray, or to explain a procedure. I highly recommend Dr. Calkins and his excellent team.”
“You know when you come back from your dentist feeling good you know you’ve picked the right one. I could go to any dentist in Lincoln but Dr. Calkins and his staff are it for me. After seeing him for over 20 years I’ve always been treated as if I’m his only patient. Who feels strongly enough about their dentist to actually post?”