What is a root canal?
Root canal treatment is a type of endodontic therapy most commonly used to treat a tooth that is seriously infected or damaged. If the inner tissues of the tooth, called the dental pulp, become decayed or infected, it may cause severe tooth pain and other uncomfortable symptoms. When left untreated, this may even result in the death of the tooth and necessitate tooth extraction. Dr. Michael Sanchez, DDS offers root canal therapy to return your smile to good health and to avoid the need to tooth removal.
During a root canal in Owasso, Oklahoma, our dentist gently removes the infected and damaged tissues from the tooth. After thoroughly cleaning and disinfecting the tooth, he fills it with a medicated material and caps it with a restoration, such as a dental crown, to restore the tooth’s strength and shape. Root canal treatment typically involves only one or two visits to our comfortable office.
Does a root canal hurt?
Our entire dental team is dedicated to providing you with a dental experience that is as comfortable and pleasant as possible. Thanks to modern techniques, tools, and anesthetics, root canal treatment is generally a fairly comfortable procedure. If you have any concerns, please feel free to ask Dr. Michael Sanchez, DDS before your treatment; we are happy to accommodate your needs and preferences. To learn more, we invite you to contact us today at Renaissance Dental.