Root Canals

Dead Or Just Sick?

Since teeth don’t grow and the enamel is not made of living cells, it’s easy to forget that teeth are alive. But they are, and we’re reminded of this when we have a toothache, or sudden sensitivity to hot or cold food. Like other organs, teeth need a blood supply to stay alive and healthy.

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Saving Teeth

When the nerve inside a tooth is infected by bacteria, we try to save it with root canal therapy. This procedure scares a lot of people. But at Thompson & Frey Cosmetic and Family Dentistry in Owensboro, we want you to know that root canals are not nearly as bad as their reputation. In fact,

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Calming Root Canal Fears

Too often, a dentist’s office is seen as a painful and scary place. At Thompson & Frey Cosmetic & Family Dentistry in Owensboro, we try to to counter that image with a friendly and helpful environment. But when patients hear they need a root canal, their alarm systems can go off. Root canals still carry

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Tooth Pain in Owensboro?

In this post, the team at Thompson & Frey in Owensboro are going to explore tooth pain, and the secret life of teeth. Toothaches are usually caused by sensitivity to the affected tooth’s nerve, and most often that sensitivity is the result of tooth decay, injury, or infection. There is also the possibility of gum

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Owensboro, KY dentist explains the procedure for root canal therapy

While many patients associate pain and discomfort with the root canal procedure, this is very rarely the case. In fact, the pain and discomfort a patient feels before the procedure is what brings them to the dentist for a solution, and the root canal therapy eliminates the pain. Drs. Thompson and Frey of Owensboro, KY

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What can Owensboro area patients expect before, during, and after root canal therapy?

Root canal therapy is a typical procedure done when the dental pulp has become diseased or infected. This may occur due to trauma, extreme tooth decay, or an abscess. Many patients need to undergo root canal therapy to save their natural tooth and avoid extraction and restoration. At Thompson and Frey Cosmetic and Family Dentistry

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When might an Owensboro patient consider root canal treatment?

While the mention of root canal treatment may bring about a feeling of fear for many Owensboro patients, it is not a painful procedure. In fact, with anesthetics and sedation, patients at Thompson and Frey Cosmetic and Family Dentistry can relieve their pain and discomfort of infection with endodontic therapy. Drs. Thompson and Frey can

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