During a root canal procedure, The Endodontist at Dee for Dentist removes damaged or diseased nerve tissue within your tooth to save it. With specialized equipment like an operating microscope, your specialist can preserve your tooth and then restore it to full function with a same-day CEREC crown. If you're in the Las Vegas area and need a root canal, book your appointment online or by phone today.
Root canal procedures, often just called root canals, clean out the inner part of the tooth (the nerve tissue called the pulp) when it has decayed. The goal of a root canal is to allow you to keep your tooth when it would have to be extracted otherwise.
At Dee for Dentist, a specialist performs the root canal procedure using an operating microscope. The microscope allows the highest degree of magnification possible, which gives your specialist an excellent view of every part of your tooth. With this superior magnification, they can repair even tiny problem areas before they turn into a severe issue later.
Usually, you need a root canal when you have some obvious symptoms, such as:
Many men and women think they need a tooth extraction when they experience these symptoms, but if you see your care provider at Dee for Dentist promptly, there’s a good chance that a root canal can save your tooth.
Before a root canal, your specialist numbs the area around your tooth. If you have dental anxiety, your specialist can help you manage it with an option like the OperaVR™ dgital nitrous virtual reality goggles.
Your specialist makes a small opening in the tooth and uses tools called files to remove the pulp. Then, your Dee for Dentist specialist cleans and flushes out the inside of your tooth.
They pack the emptied canals with a permanent material. Most root canal patients then get a permanent crown over the tooth for long-term protection. Your Dee for Dentist team can create your custom crown the day of the root canal, using the on-site CEREC machine.
After your root canal, your pain and other symptoms go away, but it’s essential to take any medications your specialist prescribes as directed. Occasionally, you need to take antibiotics to prevent infection for a short period after a root canal.
Find out whether a root canal is the right solution for you by booking a consultation online or by calling Dee for Dentist today.