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827 South 48th Street
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Lincoln, NE 68510

Root Canals in Lincoln

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Family and Implant Dentistry offers Root Canals in Lincoln, NE. To learn more or to schedule an appointment, call 402-486-0825.

What Is A Root Canal?

When infection has made its way into the inner area of your tooth, a root canal may be needed. This procedure removes infection that has spread through a decayed or cracked tooth to the sensitive pulp area.

A root canal involves removing the infected pulp, cleaning and disinfecting the inside of the tooth, and then sealing it up so it may heal. Root canals are often followed with a dental crown to restore the tooth's integrity.

A root canal is a very successful and effective dental treatment.

Benefits of Root Canal Treatment

Unsure if you should move forward with your root canal? Not only will it provide you with the pain relief you are seeking, but it can also:

  • Stop the spread of your infection
  • Save your natural tooth from extraction
  • Leave you with a beautiful, infection-free tooth
  • Enhances your overall health

Are You a Good Candidate for Root Canal Treatment?

A good candidate for a root canal is someone who is exhibiting the symptoms of an inflamed pulp. Here are a few of the most common signs:

  • Toothache
  • Jaw pain
  • Tooth sensitivity (especially to temperature and sweets)
  • Swelling of the face, gums, and neck
  • Small blisters on the gum
  • Abscess
  • Discoloration of the tooth

It is important to note that these may also be symptoms of other dental issues so it is important to be evaluated by Dr. Hoffman.

Why Choose Family and Implant Dentistry?

Many patients may experience uneasiness when hearing that they need a root canal. Although root canal procedures are very common, it brings patients comfort when positive, smiling faces surround them.

Root canal treatment at Family and Implant Dentistry involves precision and the latest technology. We focus on removing the infection as thoroughly as possible to allow your tooth to heal successfully.

From the moment you step into our office, you can feel confident that you are getting the best dental treatment available.


Does a root canal hurt?
No, a root canal does not hurt. Local anesthesia is used during the procedure so that you will not feel any pain. Once it begins to wear off, you may experience some minor discomfort. If needed, over-the-counter pain medication should offer you some relief.
Would an extraction be easier than a root canal?
While extraction may seem like a quick fix, it is always advisable to make every attempt to save the natural tooth. By extracting a tooth, you are impacting your jaw bone and the surrounding teeth. Leaving an empty space will lead to greater oral health issues in the future - unless you opt for a replacement like dental implants.

Root canals are rather routine procedures that often lead to successful results.
How long does it take for a root canal?
It will vary depending on how extensive the infection is, but typically the root canal procedure itself should last between 30 and 60 minutes.
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