Root Canal Therapy – Edmond, OK
Terrible Toothache? Call Us for Help!
No one has time for a toothache, but if you’re stuck at home with dental pain that is so bad that you can’t focus on anything else, then it’s definitely time to act. Thankfully, all you need to do is contact our office, and we’ll schedule you for a same-day emergency appointment. Despite its reputation, root canal therapy is actually a comfortable procedure and one of the best ways to put a stop to the worst dental pain. You don’t have to sit and suffer! Call Dr. Kent Smith to start feeling better today.
Why Choose Kent Smith DDS for Root Canal Therapy?
- Same-Day Emergency Appointments Available
- Sedation Makes Every Procedure Comfortable
- Experienced Dentist Who Takes Patient Concerns Seriously
Reasons for a Root Canal
Most of the time, tooth decay only affects the outer enamel of a tooth, but if the damaging bacteria is able to reach the sensitive inner tissue, called the dental pulp, this can lead to an infection and buildup of pressure that’s often the source of the worst toothaches. Rather than just removing the entire tooth, root canal therapy allows Dr. Smith to treat the infection directly and give someone fast relief.
The Root Canal Procedure
First, the tooth and surrounding area are numbed with local anesthetic, and then a small hole is placed in the enamel. Through this, the infected pulp is removed, and then the tooth is extensively cleaned and filled. This removes the existing bacteria and prevents future infections at the same time. The tooth will be a little weaker at this point, which is why at a follow-up appointment, Dr. Smith will top it with a crown to restore its strength and appearance. From there, the tooth should look, feel, and function perfectly normal.
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