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Oklahoma City Root Canal Treatment

If you have a toothache, you may need a root canal treatment. Though root canals tend to have a bad reputation, people who've had the procedure can tell you it is not nearly as bad as many people are led to believe. In fact, it is about the same amount of discomfort as having a cavity filled. We are not insensitive to patients with dental phobias. If you are nervous, be assured you will be well cared for. We even offer nitrous oxide gas if you'd rather be sedated during the procedure. You can learn more on our cater to cowards page.

A diagram of Oklahoma City Root canal treatment.

What is a root canal treatment?

Your body has a marvelous way of dealing with infection. As soon as an infection is detected, your white blood cells and antibodies go to work and attempt to root out the infection. However, with tooth infections there is a complication. The area inside the tooth is a confined space. As the tissue tries to swell, there is no extra room, so it dies. At this point the pain may go away and you may think that the problem has solved itself. Unfortunately, it hasn't. Instead it has begun to move into the bone. This is when you get an abscess. It is now time for a root canal.

In a root canal treatment, we'll remove the dead or diseased tissue. We'll then thoroughly clean the inside of the tooth and place a sealer material inside the tooth. It's important that the tooth be filled to the very end of the apex of the tooth. It is likely that the tooth is so weakened at this point that it may be wise to place a crown on the tooth.

Signs You May Need a Root Canal Treatment

  • Lingering tooth pain when drinking or eating hot/cold food or beverages.
  • Pain when biting on a tooth.
  • A pimple on your gum that releases pus or blood.
  • Radiating spontaneous pain from a tooth.

If you suspect you may need a root canal treatment, you may call our office to make an appointment. If you prefer, you may click here to request an appointment online.