Save Your Tooth with
Root Canal Thearpy
If you are suffering from dental sensitivity or a persistent toothache, you may have a dental infection. When left untreated, an infection can result in an abscess or even tooth loss. To save your tooth from otherwise necessary extraction, Dr. Conrad C. Casler, Jr. can perform root canal treatment. This procedure not only relieves pain but prevents more widespread damage. With nearly 40 years of experience, Dr. Casler can deliver effective, pain-free care to Tulsa, OK, patients.
Symptoms of Infection
When decay spread to the innermost portion of the tooth, known as the dental pulp, it can compromise the integrity of the tooth. In many cases, patients with a dental infection experience:
- Swollen gums
- Sensitivity to hot and cold foods
- Persistent toothache
- Bad taste in the mouth
However, in other cases, patients with an infected tooth may present with no symptoms. As a result, it is essential to visit Dr. Casler for biannual checkups to ensure your smile remains healthy.
Why Seek Treatment Immediately?
An untreated root canal infection can have serious consequences. An abscess may form at the base of the tooth, which can be incredibly painful. In addition, this pocket can cause the jawbone and gum tissue to erode, resulting in irreparable damage. An infection can also result in tooth loss, and it may spread to other areas of your smile. To prevent the need for more extensive restorative treatment, we encourage patients with a tooth infection to undergo root canal therapy as soon as possible.
The Root Canal Procedure
Root canal treatment is typically performed in two appointments. For your comfort, we can administer local anesthesia to numb the treatment area and prescribe sedation.
During your first visit, we will address the infection and remove compromised tissue. This involves creating a small pilot hole in the tooth to access the canals and inner pulp chamber. After the area has been thoroughly cleaned, we can reshape the canals before filling them with a rubber-like material. We can then take impressions of your tooth, which will be used to fabricate your custom crown. In the interim, we can place temporary restoration for your comfort.
To prevent the need for more extensive restorative treatment, we encourage patients with a tooth infection to undergo root canal therapy as soon as possible.
About a week later, you will return to our office to receive your permanent dental crown. Before bonding your crown in place, Dr. Casler can check its fit and make any necessary modifications. He can then secure your crown to reveal your fully functional smile.
Protect Your Oral Health
Do not delay treatment if you have symptoms of infection. Contact us online or call us at (918) 477-7677 to schedule a visit with Dr. Casler. We are passionate about helping our patients maintain a healthy smile, and will always provide you with the best possible care to achieve this goal.
"Thank you so much for providing me with such a wonderful dental experience. I truly appreciate you listening to my story and all my concerns..."Megan M. - Actual Patient