Precision Root Canal Treatment
at Model Dentistry

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At Model Dentistry in Baton Rouge, our dedicated team, led by Dr. Timothy Raborn, specializes in root canal treatments designed to save teeth that might otherwise need to be extracted due to infection or decay. Using state-of-the-art technology and techniques, we ensure that your root canal procedure is as painless and effective as possible.

Understanding Root Canal Therapy

Root canal therapy is a dental procedure used to treat infection at the centre of a tooth (the root canal system). It involves the removal of the damaged area of the tooth (the pulp), cleaning and disinfecting it and then filling and sealing it. The common causes of this damage are deep decay, repeated dental treatments on the tooth, or a crack or chip in the tooth.

When Do You Need a Root Canal?

  • Severe Tooth Pain: Pain when chewing or when pressure is applied
  • Prolonged Sensitivity: To heat or cold, even after the source has been removed
  • Discoloration: A darkening of the tooth
  • Swelling and Tenderness: In the gums near the affected tooth
  • Persistent or Recurring Pimple: On the gums

The Root Canal Process at Model Dentistry


Dr. Raborn will conduct a thorough examination, including X-rays, to determine whether a root canal is necessary and to plan the treatment.


The area around the tooth is numbed with local anesthesia. A small protective sheet called a "dental dam" is used to isolate the tooth and keep it clean and free of saliva during the procedure. The pulp is removed, and the inside of the tooth is cleaned and disinfected before being filled and sealed with a rubber-like material called gutta-percha. Afterwards, the tooth is restored with a crown or filling for protection and will continue to function like any other tooth.


After the procedure, you may feel some sensitivity or discomfort, which can typically be managed with over-the-counter pain medications. We provide detailed aftercare instructions to ensure a smooth recovery.

Why Choose Model Dentistry for Your Root Canal?

Our advanced techniques and Dr. Raborn's expertise minimize discomfort and significantly improve the success rate of root canal treatments. We prioritize patient care and use the latest advancements in dentistry to ensure the best outcomes for our patients.

Additional Dental Services

Explore our Dental Crowns page to learn how crowns can further protect and enhance your tooth after a root canal. For broader issues concerning tooth decay or emergencies, visit our General Dentistry and Dental Emergencies pages for more information.

Schedule Your Appointment Today

Don't let tooth pain disrupt your life. Contact Model Dentistry at (225) 263-4704 or visit us at 10954 Joor Road Ste A, Baton Rouge, LA 70818. You can also book your appointment online for a convenient time. Let us help you preserve your natural teeth and maintain a healthy smile.

Learn More About Us

Interested in learning more about our team and our approach to dental care? Visit our About Us page for more information on our philosophy and services.