Root Canal Therapy – Claremore, OK

Relieve Your Pain, Save Your Smile

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To this day, patients say that they are terrified of needing a root canal. If you feel the same way, know that our emergency dentist in Claremore, Dr. Justin Battle, has nearly two decades of experience providing patients with pain-free treatments, compassionate care, and beautiful smiles. So, you’re in good hands when you’re with our team at Battle Family Dentistry of Claremore! Of course, if you have any questions about this tooth-saving treatment, you can always get in touch with us or keep reading.

Why Choose Battle Family Dentistry of Claremore for Root Canal Therapy?

  • Dentist with Nearly Two Decades of Experience
  • Dental Insurance Welcome
  • Caring and Top-Rated Dental Team

Do I Need Root Canal Therapy?

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One of the most common symptoms of a severely damaged tooth is pain, particularly pain when biting down. With that said, that isn’t the only indicator that root canal therapy is necessary. If you experience any of the below symptoms between your biannual checkups and cleanings, make sure to schedule an emergency dental appointment with us:

  • Prolonged sensitivity to hot/cold foods and drinks.
  • Dark discoloration of one or more of your teeth.
  • Red, inflamed, or swollen gums surrounding a tooth.
  • A pimple-like bump on your gums near the tooth.

The Root Canal Process

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To restore your pain-free smile, we need to remove the infected nerve and protect the weakened tooth. This entire process starts with a local anesthetic, which will completely numb the area of your mouth that Dr. Battle is treating. After you’re comfortable and ready to begin, he will use special instruments to access the inner chambers of the tooth, remove the infected pulp, and thoroughly sanitize the area. Then, it’s time to restore the missing structure by filling it in with a synthetic gutta-percha material and placing a dental crown on top.

Typically, placing a dental crown takes two visits. At the first one, we will put a temporary crown over your tooth, which will effectively protect it until your permanent one arrives. When it does, you’ll return to our office, and we’ll secure it in place. Then, your tooth will be completely restored!

The Benefits of Getting a Root Canal

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Simply put, root canals offer patients numerous benefits, including that it:

  • Protects your tooth from further damage.
  • The treatment process is virtually pain-free.
  • Delivers results that last for decades at a time.
  • Utilizes restorations that are as lifelike as they are durable.