Root Canal Therapy in Norman
Infected Tooth Treatment
When extensive damage compromises the internal structure of a tooth, root canal treatment can save the tooth from extraction. With modern tools and sedation dentistry, root canal treatment is more comfortable than in the past. Dr. Carmen often performs root canal treatment in a single visit to our Norman, Oklahoma dental office.
What is a root canal?
Root canals refer to the internal structures of the tooth that house the pulp or "nerve." When a tooth is growing, the canals bring nutrients to the tooth and carry away waste. Root canal treatment is necessary when a crack or break penetrates the inside of the tooth, and the canals fill with bacteria. During root canal treatment, Dr. Carmen cleans out the canals and replaces the diseased pulp with a biologically inert substance. He may also top the treated tooth with a crown to restore strength.
Will root canal treatment hurt?
The purpose of root canal treatment is to alleviate the pressure caused by the infection within the tooth. During the procedure, Dr. Carmen can provide sedation to minimize discomfort. Some patients experience mild swelling after root canal treatment, which can be treated with over-the-counter medication.
You can trust us with your smile. Call today to reserve your root canal consultation with Norman dentist Dr. Bobby Carmen. Patients from Norman, Moore, the University of Oklahoma, Central Oklahoma, and beyond visit us for quality dental care.