Root Canal Therapy in Waco: Does It Hurt?

June 6, 2016

root canal therapy in wacoPreparing for your root canal therapy in Waco? We know you’re probably dreading it — root canals definitely have a bad wrap in the dental world. But we’ve got good news! Not only are modern root canals nothing to fear, but they’re also often the only way to get out of tooth pain and back to living your life normally. Keep reading to learn what you can expect from your upcoming root canal at Premier Family Dental, including what happens during the procedure and how to enjoy a speedy recovery.


Don’t Fear a Root Canal Waco

December 21, 2015

man holding ice pack to his face has a toothache and needs the relief of a root canal waco residents rely onToothaches have been the topic of much debate for thousands of years. Ancient civilizations believed worms living in teeth caused toothaches, ancient Egyptians recommended holding a dead mouse on aching teeth, their Chinese contemporaries wrapped parchment around teeth with prayers for relief written on them, and Germans in the middle ages recommended kissing a donkey for toothache relief. On February 9th, the feast of St. Apollonia is celebrated. This is also known as toothache day since St. Apollonia was severely beaten by and lost all of her teeth before succumbing to her wounds, and is the patroness of dentists and dental pain. Luckily, modern dentistry provides better solutions for toothaches than kissing livestock or praying to saints. One of the most severe toothaches patients will experience is caused by root canal infection. Root canal infection is actually infection of the inner, pulp, layer of the tooth not necessarily confined to the root canal. All of the nerves in teeth are found in the pulp, so it’s no surprise that these infections are painful. At Premier Family Dental, we offer painless root canal therapy to restore patients’ smiles.

Get the Same Day Dental Crowns Waco Residents Prefer

December 14, 2015

Beautiful smile thanks to dental crowns waco residents preferFor years, patients who needed dental crowns had to wait two or more weeks to receive a custom dental crown. After preparing the damaged tooth, dentists sent plans, images, and scans to a ceramics lab where dental restorations were milled and sent back to the practice. While the customized tooth was being crafted, patients wore a temporary crown that was prone to breaking and coming dislodged. At Premier Family Dental, our Waco dentist and team offer an alternative: CEREC same day dental crowns.

Restore Your Smile with the Same Day Dental Crowns Waco Relies On

October 8, 2015

A man with a beautiful smile thanks to the dental crowns Waco residents preferIf you’ve ever had a crown placed, you likely visited your dental office three or four times, made goopy dental impressions, and had to sit still as your custom crown was further customized during placement. At Premier Family Dental, we offer patients state-of-the-art same day dental restoration utilizing the CEREC (Chairside Economical Restoration of Esthetic Ceramics) system. The entire appointment takes just a few hours, and you leave our office with a fully restored smile. If you’re in need of dental restoration, our skilled Waco dentistry team is ready to help you renew your smile. Call to schedule your CEREC consultation today.

Dental Crowns in Just One Day with Waco CEREC

September 17, 2015

young man smiling with teeth fully restored thanks to Waco CERECYou probably know a little bit about crowns — after all, they’ve been an excellent solution for restoring smiles for decades now. If you have broken, damaged, missing or misshapen teeth, you may be considering getting crowns as a way of restoring your smile to one you feel good about. If so, you’re on your way to making an excellent decision for your teeth, and your life. And the good news is about to get even better. At Premier Family Dental, we can give you crowns in just one day — that’s right, same-day crowns are available right here in Waco.

With something we call CEREC, the process for getting crowns is now far faster, more comfortable and longer lasting than the traditional method. CEREC crowns provide the speed, comfort and results you’re proud of. Read on to learn more about them — we’re confident that if you need crowns, the CEREC option is an excellent choice.

How To know If You Need Root Canal Therapy

August 19, 2015

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Root canal therapy can be great for your smile.Throughout most people’s lives, cavities have popped up every once in a while. If you’ve never had a cavity, you’re in luck. That must mean you’ve practiced excellent dental habits and have stayed away from foods that can destroy your tooth from the inside out. For others whom have given into temptation and have had to suffer with tooth decay to the point where things have become very serious, a root canal is almost always the choice of treatment. A root canal is designed to remove infections from your tooth’s nerve, which is why most people experience such painful toothaches. We want you to know that at our office in Waco, TX, cavities don’t stand a chance. Dr. Cofer and his staff of pros are cavity-busters. One mustn’t be afraid of a root canal, for it is merely a procedure that is intended to save your mouth from further infection. If you’ve been dealing with any amount of tooth pain or other uncomfortable problems, the team at Premier Family Dental is here to help. Dr. Cofer is the dentist Waco residents can go to for any tooth pain.

Eliminate Toothache Pain and Discomfort with Gentle Root Canal Therapy in Waco, TX

January 24, 2015

511387073Are you suffering from constant or sporadic tooth pain? If so, you should seek immediate medical attention. Tooth ache pain is a clear indication of an inner tooth infection. Only root canal therapy can effectively provide inner tooth infection treatment. Save your tooth from extraction and get the pain relief you deserve today; schedule a root canal therapy appointment with Dr. Cofer at Premier Family DentalDr. Cofer is a competent and compassionate restorative dentist, now delivering quality care daily throughout Waco, TX, Robinson, Lorena, and the surrounding communities.

What is a Root Canal?

The inner tooth pulp chamber at the center of the tooth contains nerve tissues within root canals. The root canals travel from the tip of the tooth’s root through the pulp chamber. Although a tooth’s nerve is not vitally important after the tooth has emerged through the gums, it can still cause severe pain and sensitivity when infected or inflamed.

What Is Root Canal Therapy?

With root canal therapy, the inflamed or infected pulp is gently removed and the inside of the tooth is carefully cleaned and disinfected, and then filled and sealed with a rubber-like material called gutta-percha. Root canal treated teeth can be restored with a dental crown or filling for added protection. After treatment is completed, your tooth looks and functions like any other tooth.

Do You Need Root Canal Therapy?

When your nerve tissue and inner pulp is infected, it decays, and bacteria begin to multiply within the pulp chamber. The bacteria and other decayed material can cause:

  • An abscessed tooth
  • Severe toothache pain
  • Prolonged sensitivity
  • Discoloration
  • Swelling and tenderness of the gums
  • A persistent or recurring pimple on the gum

Waco Root Canal Therapy Appointments

Toothache pain and discomfort should never be tolerated. Schedule the root canal therapy appointment you need with Dr. Cofer at Premier Family Dental today.  Dr. Cofer is a trusted Waco restorative dentist, now serving patients of all ages daily throughout Waco, TX, Robinson, Lorena, and the neighboring areas.

Find Relief in Root Canal Therapy

August 6, 2014

shutterstock_160305989Whether it is mild or severe, living in constant pain would be hard on anyone. Tooth pain is especially taxing on the mind, body, and heart, and is known to be one of the worst types of pain someone can experience. Though tooth pain may not seem like a big deal to some people, there can be serious underlying issues regarding your smile that could cause any sort of pain or discomfort. If you are experiencing tooth pain, you may need root canal therapy performed, and Dr. Rick Cofer is able to give you relief from your discomfort.

A root canal is required when bacteria has infected your tooth’s pulp, usually due to a cavity gone awry. When the harmful bacterium has reached your pulp, the result is pain and pressure, and it only gets worse over time. If left untreated, the bacterium in your mouth has the potential to enter your blood stream, putting other areas of your body in harm’s way. A few signs that indicate that you may need root canal therapy are tooth pain and sensitivity, tenderness, and discoloration of the tooth.

Root canal therapy is a simple procedure with highly effective and relieving results. Dr. Cofer will address the infected tooth by removing the damaged pulp. After that, he will fill the tooth with a bio-compatible material. Depending on the strength of your tooth, Dr. Cofer may put a crown on top of your tooth, protecting it from further harm and preventing bacteria from entering the tooth again. At the end of the procedure, you are left feeling alleviated of pain! If you would like Dr. Cofer to help with your root canal therapy, make an appointment today at our Waco, TX dental office today!

Premier Family Dental provides quality dental care from our Waco dental office because we truly believe in the power of a beautiful smile. We serve patients from Robinson, Lorena, and the Central Texas area. Call us today to schedule your appointment.

Root Canals with Dr. Cofer

January 8, 2014

shutterstock_51132892Contrary to popular belief, root canals relieve pain, not cause pain. An infected tooth causes an immense amount of pain and can be expensive if nothing is done to make it better. At Premier Family Dental, we want to make sure we take care of all of your needs, and Dr. Cofer is just the guy to do it!

Having a root canal done not only helps in alleviating your pain, but it also helps your teeth. A root canal is done when there is an infected tooth, and the decay has to be removed before it gets any worse. Dr. Cofer starts your root canal by drilling into the infected tooth, and removing the pulp. When the tooth is infected, it also infects the pulp of the tooth, causing it to swell. Once the pulp is removed, Dr. Cofer will fill the tooth with a tooth-colored filling, and top it off with a crown to prevent any further damage. In the end, you’re left feeling relieved and in better health!

When you leave your teeth infected, not only can the matter get worse, but it can affect the rest of your body. By delaying a root canal, the bacteria affecting your teeth can enter your blood stream, possibly causing harm to the rest of your body. It’s better to take care of your oral issues sooner rather than later before it gets any worse! If you’re interested in how Dr. Cofer can help you by performing a root canal, contact our office and make an appointment!

Premier Family Dental provides quality dental care from our Waco dental office because we truly believe in the power of a beautiful smile. We serve patients from Robinson, Lorena and the Central Texas area. Call us today to schedule your appointment.

Restorative Dentistry from Premier Family Dental

October 7, 2013

restorative dentistrySometimes despite our best efforts, our smiles can become damaged and worn. Whether the damage is cause by age, decay or trauma, there’s no need to just accept it as part of life. At Premier Family Dental, we offer a variety of restorative dentistry our-services to restore our patient’s smiles.

We offer a variety of restorative dentistry treatments to help restore and repair a number of smile problems. If you’re missing teeth, have damaged or decayed teeth, or are suffering from a root canal infection, we can help you. The our-services we offer include the following:

  • Crowns and fillings
  • Root canal therapy
  • Dental implants
  • Dentures and partials

Dr. Cofer, Jr. will start by inspecting your smile to determine all smile issues and concerns. He will then come up with a custom treatment plan to address all issues and leave you with a healthy smile. If you’re interested in seeing how we can repair damage and restore health to your smile, please give us a call today. Restorative dentistry is an important part of our practice and we’d love to use our skills and experience to help transform your smile. No one deserves to have a smile that is less than complete.

Premier Family Dental provides quality dental care from our Waco dental office because we truly believe in the power of a beautiful smile. We serve patients from Robinson, Lorena and the Central Texas area. Call us today to schedule your appointment.

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