Root Canal Therapy IN TULSA
Root canals are among the most feared dental procedures, but in reality, the experience of getting a root canal is not all that different from getting a cavity filled. If you need a tooth diagnosed or you already know that you need a root canal, please schedule an appointment with us and we will be happy to help you.Request an Appointment
What is root canal therapy?
A root canal is a dental procedure that involves removing pulp from the inside of an infected tooth. Tooth pulp is made up of nerves, tissue, and blood vessels. Clearing out infected pulp and sealing the tooth is the best restoration option, otherwise if it is left untreated the tooth will likely need to be extracted and replaced with an implant.
Do I need a root canal?
Dr. Plost will be the best person to answer that question for you after he examines your teeth and takes X-rays. However, there are some signs that could indicate that a root canal may be necessary in the near future. These symptoms include:
- Intense toothache
- Sudden sensitivity to hot or cold food/drinks
- Pain while eating or biting down
- Change in the appearance of the tooth
- Tender or swollen gums surrounding the tooth
If these symptoms seem familiar, please make an appointment with our team as soon as possible. If left untreated, a tooth infection can continue to spread and worsen over time.
The Root Canal Process
At your initial appointment, we will take a few X-Rays to ensure that a root canal is necessary to restore the tooth in question. Once the tooth is drilled and the infected pulp is removed, it will then be filled with a solution to seal things up and keep bacteria from coming in and causing another infection. This is how we are able to preserve the healthy part of the tooth that remains.
How much does a root canal cost?
We have a number of different ways that patients can pay for their root canal treatments. Between insurance, FSAs and HSAs, and our Dental Membership Plan, it is our hope that we can help every patient who needs a root canal find an affordable way to pay for their treatment. If you have any questions or concerns about financing your root canal, visit our financial page or give our office a call at 918-749-1747.Financing Your Root Canal