Oklahoma City Root Canals
Whether you can’t enjoy morning coffee without pain from your sensitive tooth, or a sudden nasty pain in the back of your mouth sprung you right out of bed this morning, you may have an infection in the pulp of your tooth.
For many patients, the words “root canal therapy” will keep them up even more than tooth pain itself--but when you come in to Crossroads Family Dental, we can make cleaning the infection and relieving your pain quick and painless. Our gentle endodontic (root canal) therapy makes us the Oklahoma City dentist you’ll want to see when you need a root canal treatment. During your appointment, we’ll sit down with you to analyze what’s causing your pain and develop a comprehensive treatment plan so even smallest toothache can find relief before it becomes a bigger problem. To make an appointment to have us examine your teeth and stop your pain today, contact Crossroads Family Dental at 405-631-0322.
Signs of a Root Canal
No matter if we brush or floss every day or carry an emergency toothbrush with us wherever we go, root canals can still happen to the best of us. When cracks, chips, or deep pockets and pits in the tooth trap food and develop decay, or when a tooth is exposed to repeated dental procedures that weaken its structure, tooth damage can lead to requiring a root canal over time
Although often left undetected, some of the more noticeable symptoms of a root canal are listed below:
+tooth discomfort or sensitivity
+swelling of the gums around the tooth
+decay above or below the surface of the tooth
+pain ranging from minimal to severe
Why Six Month Appointments Are Important
While a root canal may not cause pain right away, it’s important to seek treatment quickly and maintain your six month appointments to accurately locate the infection and prevent it from worsening, which can cause further tooth decay or the overall loss of the infected tooth if left untreated.
Does Root Canal Therapy Hurt?
If you’re the kind of person that feels inclined to make a Google search every time you think you have an ailment--rest assured. Modern dentistry has made it possible for root canal treatment to be no more painful than getting a filling.
Your Root Canal Appointment With Us
After we assess the cause of your pain with one of our comprehensive dental exams, we’ll prepare you for treatment by beginning with the application of a local anesthetic to eliminate any pain. A small hole is drilled into the surface of the tooth to effectively extract the infected inside of the tooth (the pulp) and apply medicine to expel any remaining bacteria. Once the tooth is cleaned and prepared, a strong rubber-like material fills the tooth to protect its structure and a temporary or permanent filling seals the tooth. If your tooth requires a crown to seal the affected area, a permanent dental crown can be fitted and placed at your next appointment, so you can quickly go back to sipping your favorite Starbucks coffee or enjoying lunch out at your favorite Oklahoma city cafe with your friends without having to change your normal dental hygiene routine.
Why Crossroads Family Dental?
When you come in for your appointment at Crossroads Family Dental, you can expect to receive the highest level of care that only a full-service family dentistry can provide. Dr. Underwood, Dr. Dais, and Dr. Faulconer are honored to serve as your favorite Oklahoma dentist in the Oklahoma City area. When you come in to see us, we’ll help you not only get the care you need, but reach your ideal level of health so you can feel supported through the years with us.