If a tooth becomes infected or decayed, Dr. Michelle A. Sanor may recommend root canal treatment in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, to restore your oral health.
A root canal treatment is usually performed in two or three appointments at Michelle Sanor. During the treatment, your dentist will numb your tooth and surrounding area with a local anesthetic. Then, she will use a special dental tool to remove the decayed portion of your tooth. Your dentist will then deeply clean your teeth and make sure the tooth is free of decay, infection, and bacteria. Next, she will place medications into the base of your tooth and will fill the tooth, layer by layer, with a tooth-colored filling. After the root canal has been performed, the dentist will place a crown over the weakened tooth to protect it from future damage and decay.
This is a very important method of restoring the health of your tooth. If you experience the following symptoms, we strongly recommend coming into our office and seeing the dentist as soon as possible:
- Severe tooth pain when you chew or apply pressure to the tooth
- Lingering pain or sensitivity to hot or cold temperatures
- Darkening of the tooth
- Tenderness and swelling in the nearby area
- A recurring pimple on the nearby gums
For more details on how we can restore the health of your tooth and eliminate the excruciating pain you feel, call our office now!