Meet Dr. James Morrison

Meet Dr. James Morrison of Houston

A Patient in Pain…… Is a Patient in Need

Since 2006 when James C. Morrison, Jr., D.M.D. opened his first Endodontic practice, Moberi Endodontics, in northwest Houston, he has been a preferred provider among patients and referring dentists. “I understand that a patient in pain is a patient in need,” says Dr. Morrison, “so we see patients right away.”

His philosophy of not making patients wait continued when his second practice, Greater Houston Endodontics, in the Galleria area was opened in 2007.

Second to timelines, or perhaps equal to it, a stellar team is another reason the Moberi group of practices receives high praise from both practitioners and patients. Not only are Moberi team members knowledgeable and compassionate, Dr. Morrison selects individuals who are charismatic and driven.

“When you’re listing options for a good time, having a root canal never makes the list. So, when someone comes to a Moberi practice, I want the experience to be as pleasant as humanly possible,” he says.

The two practitioners joining the Moberi Dental Specialties team embrace Dr. Morrison’s approach to superlative patient care.

For Dr. Morrison, Endodontics is a combination of art and science, and the ideal outlet for his talent and temperament. After completing dental school at the University of Pennsylvania, a passion and respect for the methodical, scientific approach he takes toward treating patients was more deeply rooted in him during his Endodontic residency at Boston University School of Dental Medicine Department of Endodontics. “As an Endodontist, I get to be the player who saves the game. I like that.”

Throughout his life, Dr. Morrison has played to win. The eldest son in a family of two boys, his father implanted an ethic of hard work while his mother nurtured his innate belief that no dream is too big to achieve. “It wasn’t until I was in college,” he says, “that I realized the family dynamic that I thought was ordinary was really quite extraordinary.”

Lettering in both football and baseball at the University of Pittsburgh, James Morrison, Jr. was also an accomplished scholar. His experience as an athlete scholar, however, is more the exception than the rule. “Athletes not being scholastically sound is a huge issue,” he observes. “Too often there’s not as much attention on the academics as on the sports. Kids are being pushed through the system and end up not graduating or matriculating with meaningless degrees.”

True to the value set his father, a teacher and high school coach, and mother, a college administrator, engrained in him as a child, Dr. Morrison saw a problem, set a goal to do something about it, and is diligently working towards implementing that solution. He is the founder of Team Moberi Scholastic Sports Development.


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Root Canal Treatment in Houston

Has your dentist or endodontist recommended that you receive a root canal treatment for a damaged or infected tooth? Often the term “root canal” is a known but scary term for dental patients. However, if you find yourself in need of a root canal, rest assured that you are not alone. Millions of Americans require a root canal or other endodontic treatment every year.

What Causes the Need For a Root Canal?

Our teeth are covered in a hard layer of protective enamel. The purpose of this enamel is to prevent the exposure of the many sensitive structures that lie within our teeth. Inside our teeth, in the pulp, there are many blood vessels and nerves to be found.

If the pulp inside of your tooth becomes infected or inflamed after a dental injury or advancement of tooth decay, the most appropriate treatment of your tooth is a root canal procedure.

What Are the Symptoms of an Inflamed or Infected Tooth?

While you may not experience any symptoms to indicate an infection, many of our patients report intense pain, sensitivity to hot or cold foods, swollen and painful gums and even drainage of infected fluid around the tooth.

What is Involved in a Root Canal Procedure?

During a root canal procedure, your mouth will be numbed so that your dentist or endodontist can remove the infected pulp from inside of your tooth roots. The dentist will drill into your affected tooth or may even have to cut into your gum tissue in order to properly clean your root canals and eliminate the infection. After the inside of your tooth is completely disinfected, it will be filled with a rubber-like material and covered with a crown or other restoration.

Is a Root Canal Painful?

Your dentist will use the same anesthetic that he or she uses for dental fillings during your root canal procedure. Therefore, your mouth will be fully numb and you should be comfortable during the procedure. Depending on the level of infection to be treated, your mouth may be swollen and you may have discomfort for a couple of days after treatment. If this is the case, your dentist can provide pain medication.

How Many Office Visits Does a Root Canal Require?

Typically, a root canal can be performed in just one office visit within an hour or two. However, delays may arise if your dentist recommends that your tooth be restored with a crown following the procedure. If this is the case then you may be fitted for a temporary crown during your first visit and asked to return when your permanent crown is ready for placement.

How Long Will My Root Canal Treatment Be Effective?

A root canal restores much of the function and appearance of your natural tooth structure. This means that with proper at-home care and regular dental check-ups, just as you would do for your other teeth, treatment of your affected tooth will last years maybe even your lifetime.

If you are experiencing any of the symptoms that may indicate the need for a root canal or have been told you need the procedure and are looking for a qualified endodontist contact Moberi Dental Specialists for a consultation today.