When a patient comes into Stephen Ratcliff Family & Cosmetic Dentistry in Arlington with long-time toothache, they are often desperate. “Just pull it!” They don’t want to suffer the pain any longer. They have written off the tooth and have recognized the reality that they will lose it. Extraction isn’t the only option When a tooth […]
It’s comforting to know that the hospital emergency department is open on evenings and weekends. If you have a medical emergency, there’s a team at the E.R. ready to help. It’s also reassuring to know that Stephen Ratcliff Family & Cosmetic Dentistry is here for you. If you have an urgent dental dilemma in the […]
It’s good to know that Stephen Ratcliff Family & Cosmetic Dentistry is here for you. Whether it’s a dental emergency after hours. A toothache on the weekend. No appointment required. If you can, give us a call on your way over. (With a hands-free phone, of course.) Crisis or No Crisis But you don’t have […]
When a tooth’s nerve and pulp becomes infected, you must make a choice with your dentist about whether to attempt to save the tooth with a root canal or to extract the tooth altogether. At Stephen Ratcliff Family & Cosmetic Dentistry in Arlington, TX, we’re familiar with that tough decision and we are happy to talk […]
Today’s Stephen Ratcliff Family & Cosmetic Dentistry post addresses one of the most feared dental procedures, the infamous root canal in Arlington. If you are told that you need a root canal in Arlington, don’t panic. Your dentist recommends this procedure when it is better for your tooth than the alternatives. A successful root canal, […]
In Arlington, Texas, a dentist’s office is sometimes seen as a painful and scary place. Stephen Ratcliff Family & Cosmetic Dentistry located at 909 W Mitchell St Arlington, Texas, tries to discourage that image with a warm and friendly staff and qualified dentists. However, endodontic therapy, a dental procedure commonly known as a root canal, still carries a strong association with pain that sometimes keeps people from regularly visiting the dentist and tending optimally to their oral health.
Hello Texas, let’s talk about the root canal procedure (“endodontic therapy” in dentist-speak). The root canal may be the most cringe-worthy dental treatment commonly done today, but it is important that dental patients in the Mansfield TX, Bentley Village, and Cook’s Meadow areas know what is happening during this anxiety-inducing, though routine procedure.