Affordable Root Canal

Tooth Pain Relief

Root canal therapy has gotten a bad reputation over the years. Many people fear root canals, because they’ve heard how painful they can be. Truth is, a root canal can actually give you almost immediate relief from the pain you’ve been having.

What Are Root Canals?

A root canal is an alternative to extracting or repairing an infected or damaged tooth. During a root canal, the canals in the root of the tooth are cleaned to prevent a dangerous infection or abscess from bacteria that have made their way into a damaged tooth. Left untreated, an infection could lead to bone loss, pulp death, or loss of teeth.

Those in need of a root canal may experience pain or difficulty eating or sleeping. Other symptoms include sensitivity to hot or cold, or swollen or tender gums. If you experience these symptoms, you may need to seek professional dental treatment.

The Root Canal Procedure

The procedure starts with the numbing of the area of the infected tooth. The damaged parts of the tooth are then removed to allow access to the pulp. The diseased pulp is then removed, the canals are cleaned and flushed, and the tooth is disinfected. Next, a sealer paste and rubber compound are placed in the canal. The procedure ends with a permanent filling and, often, a crown to help restore the tooth and prevent further damage.

Post-root Canal Care

The numbness from the procedure will last for a few hours after it is over. We recommend you do not eat while you are numb, as you risk biting yourself. Otherwise you should be able to return to normal activity right after the procedure. Pain medications or antibiotics may be recommended, depending on the severity of the infection.

Affordable Payment Plans

At Amazing Smiles, we understand no one plans to have a root canal and it is usually an unexpected expense. We have several payment plans available so you can experience relief from your tooth pain without having to worry about finances.

The Best of Care

We believe we have the best dental staff in the OKC area which means we can offer you the best care possible for any dental needs, including root canals. We always treat our patients just like we would treat our families. You can relax, knowing you’re getting the absolute best of care for your root canal and other dental needs.

Affordable Root Canals

Amazing Smiles offers root canal therapy as a healthy alternative to extracting the tooth. An untreated tooth can cause excruciating pain or an extensive infection that can spread and cause loss of bone and other teeth. Common symptoms indicating the need for a root canal are tooth pain, sensitivity to hot and cold, and swollen or tender gums.

Most patients experience immediate relief following a root canal.

Procedure:

After a thorough examination and confirmation that you need a root canal, Dr. Chang will numb the area around the affected tooth. Nitrous oxide and oral sedation are available options to help you relax during the procedure. Dr. Chang will then remove the decayed tooth along with the infected pulp. The root canals are cleaned and the tooth is disinfected. Next, the cleaned canals are filled with a sealer paste and rubber compound. The final step is a permanent filling; sometimes a crown is also required to prevent further damage. Most patients experience immediate relief following a root canal. The numbness from local anesthetic will wear off in a few hours. Some patients may need antibiotics following the procedure to eliminate all possible traces of infection.
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