Root Canal Therapy in Glenpool
When it comes to dental treatments, “root canal” seems to always be the phrase that strikes the most fear into patients’ hearts. Over time, the procedure has been built up to be incredibly invasive and excruciatingly painful, not to mention very, very long. Here in Glenpool, we want to be the first ones to tell you that root canal therapy is certainly not as bad as you’ve heard. Far from it – in fact, it’s a common, crucial restorative dentistry treatment that can save your natural teeth from having to be extracted due to extensive decay, injury, or repeated dental procedures.
Under the capable, precise treatment of Drs. Mohanna and Georgy and with the help of a little local anesthesia, your root canal treatment will be carried out effectively, painlessly, and best of all, quickly. In most cases, the procedure can be completed during the length of a single appointment! Just one more way we show that our team is committed to providing you efficient, personalized service that will be sure to send you off smiling.
How can you tell if you might be in need of root canal treatment? Common signs include:
- Severe toothache
- Pain when chewing
- Discoloration of a tooth or teeth
- Swelling and/or tenderness in the area around a tooth
- Lingering sensitivity to hot and cold temperatures
The procedure is simple enough – root canal treatment targets infection or damage that has directly affected a tooth’s pulp, which consists of connective tissues, nerves, and blood vessels. As already said, we will first utilize local anesthesia to help make the process as painless as possible; in addition, sedation dentistry is an option if you feel uncomfortable or anxious about undergoing the procedure. Dr. Mohanna or Dr. Georgy will then remove the diseased pulp from the center of the tooth through a self-made hole and thoroughly clean the area before sealing it so as to prevent further development of bacteria and decay. In many cases, your tooth will also need a crown in order to restore it to full functionality and protect it from being damaged or cracked in the future.
All in all, root canal treatments are incredibly successful and practically painless. Best of all, most teeth that experience the procedure go on to last a lifetime if properly cared for from that point on. Don’t delay your treatment any longer – let our practice in Glenpool restore you to optimal oral health and rejuvenate the beauty of your smile. Contact our office today to schedule an appointment with our team. Dr. Mohanna and Dr. Georgy can’t wait to treat your teeth until they’re back in tip-top shape.