Are you experiencing routine discomfort in your teeth for extended periods? Do you find it difficult to drink hot or cold drinks? Do you notice any pain or movement when you touch your teeth? There’s a chance that you may need root canal therapy. Never had one and don’t know what to expect or where to go? Vegas Dental Experts specializes in minimally invasive procedures that will restore your smile, one such treatment being root canal surgery.
What Is A Root Canal?
A root canal is a procedure that removes infected pulp from a dead or decaying tooth. It is designed to eliminate bacteria from the infected area, prevent reinfection of the tooth, and save the natural tooth.
Pulp is a bundle of nerves and soft tissue in the tooth. It can become infected for various reasons, such as:
- Tooth decay
- Faulty crowns
- Cracks or chips in the tooth
- Repeated procedures on the tooth
Infected pulp can be painful and impact your ability to chew. Root canal treatment will alleviate these symptoms and restore the health to your tooth.
Signs You Need Root Canal Therapy
It can be difficult to determine if you need root canal therapy. If you are unsure, look for the following signs:
- Consistent pain for more than ten seconds at a time
- Pain when drinking hot or cold liquids
- Movement or wiggling of the tooth
- Tooth discoloration
- Swollen gums
- Pain when chewing
- Cracks or chips in the tooth
Many root canal symptoms can be attributed to other dental concerns, so you should schedule a consultation with a qualified dentist. Dr. Harvey Chin at Vegas Dental Experts can determine whether or not you require a root canal. Contact us to schedule a free consultation today.
The Root Canal Procedure
Once you schedule your consultation to confirm that a root canal is your right course of action, we will strive to make the procedure as simple as possible for you. Before the surgery, you will receive dental sedation to ensure your comfort throughout the procedure. Options include oral sedation, nitrous oxide (“laughing gas”), or IV sedation. In certain cases, we will work with local anesthesiologists to put patients under full general anesthesia during the surgery.
Once you have been sedated, state-of-the-art technology is used to make a small hole in the surface of your tooth to remove the infected pulp, relieving the pain and discomfort caused by the damaged tooth.
A Smooth and Fast Recovery
At Vegas Dental Experts, we strive for you to have a smooth recovery after your root canal therapy. During the surgery, you will receive a lidocaine injection that should last hours after the procedure is complete, and we will send you home with pain control medication for the following days.
With our state-of-the-art L-PRF (leukocyte platelet-rich fibrin) option, you can experience enhanced healing via your body’s platelets. L-PRF is a substance derived from your blood that delivers intense healing properties. This treatment following your surgery can lead to a smoother and faster recovery.
Schedule a Free Consultation
If you are in the Las Vegas area and believe you need root canal therapy, look no further than Vegas Dental Experts. Our team of professionals, led by Dr. Harvey Chin, will work with you to deliver the best treatment that fits your needs.
Contact us today to schedule a free consultation, and soon your teeth will feel better than ever.