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Amanda McMurphy, DDS Family Dentistry

2318 Pass Rd #9
Biloxi, MS 39531
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Office Hours

Monday–Thursday:
8:00AM–5:00PM

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(228) 207-1548

Root Canal Treatment

A root canal treatment is likely one of the most common dental operations done today. Contrary to popular belief, one does not “get a root canal,” so to speak, rather, one receives a root control treatment on the root canal area of their tooth. Let’s take a look at what the root canal is, what root canal treatments and therapies are, and what occurs in a person’s life that might cause some patients to need such treatments.

The online newsletter, Medical News Today defines the root canal as:

“A ‘root canal’ is not a treatment, but part of a tooth. It is the hollow section of a tooth that contains the nerve tissue, blood vessels, and other cells, also known as the pulp. A tooth consists of a crown and roots. The crown is mainly above the gum, while the roots are below it. The roots attach the tooth to the jawbone.”

The American Association of Endodontists defines root control treatments as:

“When you undergo a root canal (treatment) or other endodontic treatment, the inflamed or infected pulp is removed and the inside of the tooth is carefully cleaned and disinfected, then 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.”

As we can see, receiving a root canal procedure is not this terrible, daunting, painful, and drawn out procedure as it has been stigmatized to be. Perhaps at one point, a root canal procedure was unpleasant and uncomfortable, but modern endodontic technology has allowed us to make this process smooth and carefree.

Why Root Canal Therapy?

Root canal therapy (or root canal treatments as they are also called) are needed when the nerve of the tooth itself is affected by decay or infection, infecting the pulp around it, and causing pain and discomfort throughout the area. Infections and decay within one’s root canal usually occur due to a lack of proper and frequent dental hygiene. However, other factors can sometimes cause infection, like an injury to the tooth, excessive grinding, a crack or chip in the tooth, etc.

When attempting to take the best care possible of your family’s teeth, mouth, and gums, here are some signs to watch out for:

  • If an area of the teeth or gums is especially sensitive to hot or cold, that could be a sign of an infection in the root canal.
  • A severe toothache or jaw ache is also a sign of an infected or decaying root canal.
  • Sometimes, swelling and tenderness can be an indicator of an infected root canal.

 

If you or your spouse or one of your children has any of the above symptoms, if they are experiencing discomfort, swelling, throbbing pain, toothaches or jaw aches, these are all signs that root canal therapy might be needed.

The important thing to remember is to pay attention to any and all symptoms and to get the family in for regular checkups at your family’s dental office. Most of the time, root canal issues can be prevented with regular checkups, frequent cleaning, and routine oral hygiene. But in the event that those routes fail us, receiving regular checkups at your local family dentist will still allow for an infected root canal to be apprehended quickly, allowing for minimal invasion and maintenance in addressing the problem.

McMurphy Family Dentistry – The First Choice in Root Canal Treatments

Here at McMurphy Family Dentistry, we have placed it as our top goal to empower our patients through education of best dental practices while also providing excellent quality care for our patients. We make it a priority to focus on using preventative dental measures to help our patients address dental concerns before they become dental problems. Like many other areas of health and wellness, prevention is preferred over treatment, and we try to help our patients avoid costly procedures whenever possible.

However, sometimes a root canal treatment is necessary, even if our patient has been taking proper precautions. We’ll do everything we can to prevent the need for one, but if the need does arise, we are the first choice in root canal services. Call our offices today to schedule an appointment at (228)-207-1548. Or if you want to stop by and receive a tour of our facilities, we can be easily located at 2318 Pass Rd #9, in Biloxi, Mississippi, zip code 39531.

Sources:

https://www.medicalnewstoday.com/articles/142780.php

Dr. McMurphy and her team welcome you for the best dental service in Biloxi!

Dr. Amanda McMurphy was born and raised in Meridian, Mississippi. She completed her education at the University of Mississippi Medical Center, where she earned her Doctorate of Medical Dentistry and received the “Best of Prosthodontics” award. She is married to a local of Biloxi, MS, and they have two daughters, Sloan and Sawyer. In her free time, Dr.McMurphy enjoys sewing and embroidery projects for her girls.

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Amanda McMurphy, DDS Family Dentistry
2318 Pass Rd #9
Biloxi, MS 39531
[ Click For Directions ]
Office Hours
Monday–Thursday:
8:00AM–5:00PM

Call Now!

(228) 207-1548

Amanda McMurphy, DMD

Dr. Amanda McMurphy was born and raised in Meridian, Mississippi. She completed her education at the University of Mississippi Medical Center, where she earned her Doctorate of Medical Dentistry and received the “Best of Prosthodontics” award. She is married to a local of Biloxi, MS, Austin McMurphy, he is a Pediatric Dentist at Pediatric Dental Specialists in Biloxi and Ocean Springs, and they have two daughters, Sloan and Sawyer. In her free time, Dr.McMurphy enjoys sewing and embroidery projects for her girls.

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Our Team

At McMurphy Family Dentistry, our mission is to provide top quality service and dental care to our community. We work together with our patients to improve and restore dental health. We emphasize empowering our dental patients through education so they can make knowledgeable decisions concerning their oral health. With equal effort, our team strives to create a calm atmosphere so that going to the dentist is a more pleasurable experience.

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What Our Patients Say

4.9
Based on 37 reviews
Roy T.
Roy T.
Visited McMurphy Family Dentist for the first time this week, I've never in my life felt more relaxed and comfortable while being at the dentist!... BEST DENTIST WITH THE BEST STAFF ON THE COAST HANDS DOWN!!!read more
Cindy D.
Cindy D.
I have had the very best experience with this dental team ! The atmosphere is so family oriented and very pleasant! I have had both cleanings and... repairs, both resulting in wonderful experiences! I highly recommend ❤️😊read more
Sharon Marie B.
Sharon Marie B.
I am so very grateful for this dental team. I have high anxiety, especially involving dental work. They recognized and addressed all of my concerns... and fears. Everyone in the office is extremely understanding and friendly. I actually look forward to my dental visits now. I trust the hygienists and Dr. McMurphy. She is an amazing and caring person. They certainly treat you like family.read more
Anthony Q.
Anthony Q.
Dr. McMurphy and Staff were extremely nice during my cleaning visit. I had one of the best experiences in years! They made sure I felt like family. I... would recommend her to anyone looking for a new dentist!read more
Teri T.
Teri T.
Great dental practice! Both Dr. McMurphy and Tina were great with my son. My son has issues with texture and hates the gritty polish, so Tina used a... different method which was great! No other hygienist has ever offered that option. I appreciate that they go above and beyond here!read more
Bruce P.
Bruce P.
I have 60 years of dental history and have had some very good and some not so great dentists. Dr McMurphy is one of the best, if not THE best. I had... a very old crown replaced yesterday because decay had gotten under it. Dr McMurphy's chairside manner was superb, the procedure virtually painless, the temporary crown very satisfactory, and a followup call from her 24 hours later affirmed that she cares! And equally important, she took time to discuss in depth with me what I can do to reduce cavities in the future. I thought I already knew all the strategies, but she gave me some new ideas that make perfect sense. On top of everything else, she has the latest technology , she has a terrific staff, and the prices were very reasonable. My wife and I will be sticking with Dr McMurphy!read more
Destiny G.
Destiny G.
Sarah was great and Dr. Amanda is genuine! She was able to give me advice for my wisdom teeth when my previous dentist did not. Samantha also called... to see if I wanted to move my appointment a week closer due to a cancellation. All around, amazing team! 🙂read more
Miranda G.
Miranda G.
Dr. McMurphy and all her staff were extremely polite and attentive. I had seen two dentists at another facility for a filling that fell out. They... told me to “learn to deal with the pain”. Or offered to remove my tooth. I called Dr. McMurphy and her office was able to fit me in same day. She agreed my filling fell out and replaced it same day. Needless to say my pain is completely gone now and I’m so thankful! I will never see another dentist again and my whole family is now scheduled to see her!read more
Kay L.
Kay L.
McMurhy Family Dentistry is a top notch professional service, very welcoming and friendly. Dr McMurhy is an awesome dentist, and all the ladies who... had been doing my dental cleanings and Xrays always did a great job. I highly recommend them and will be back in 6 months.read more
John D.
John D.
I needed an extraction while visiting Biloxi and decided on Dr McMurphy. The problem was assessed quickly and the procedure was friendly and very... professional which put me at ease and soon I was on my way.read more
Anna Ruffin F.
Anna Ruffin F.
Dr McMurphy is so very gentle and sweet to her patients. I always feel so well cared for by her and her staff. She also gives a nice shot which is... saying a lot coming from a dentist wimp like me! ❤️❤️read more
Branden M.
Branden M.
Very professional place of business. Always greeted at the front door as if family. I’ve been to a lot of dentistries on the coast and this one is... by far my favorite. Very friendly and professional establishment.read more
Cliff C.
Cliff C.
I’ve seen her work first hand. Dr. McMurphy is a great dentist who does great dentistry. Do not hesitate to call her office for your dental care... needs.read more
Hope B.
Hope B.
Amazing dentist. I have had a ton of ortho and dental work done in my life and when I left Amanda’s office it was the first time I had not been in... pain just from a teeth cleaning! Great hygenist, great dentist and great all around staff!read more
Michelle M.
Michelle M.
Dr. McMurphy Family Dentistry practice and staff, are absolutely amazing y'all!! I feel so blessed to have happened upon this gorgeous bunch. Funny,... calming, talented, up to date on latest technology, smile transforming Angel's!
I highly recommend!!
Thank you. I lov​e you all!!😁🫶💜
Michelle Miller
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Angela S.
Angela S.
Dr. Amanda McMurphy is caring and very professional. She makes sure that she addresses the issues with your dental problems and concerns. She’s very... courteous and informative when tending to your dental care and needs. The whole staff is very friendly, caring and kind. I just can’t say enough wonderful things about Dr. McMurphy’s Dental Office and the staff. Thank you Dr. McMurphy and staff for always being so friendly and professional with me and my family.

A. Sewell
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Debbie W.
Debbie W.
Amanda is so compassionate and gentle. She helped this dental phobe get through my smile makeover without fear. I absolutely love my new smile and no... longer feel the need to hide my teeth. 😁 If you’re looking for a gentle dentist who isn’t short on patience, Amanda McMurphy is your girl. Thank you, Amanda for your patience and expertise. You are amazing!read more
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