Root Canal Therapy
Las Vegas & Henderson NV
When tooth decay reaches the nerve of a tooth, root canal therapy is necessary to prevent the onset of painful dental infections that can spread to surrounding tissue and bone. During this procedure, Dr. Perrone removes the nerve from the center of the tooth and seals the roots closed to prevent further infection.
Root canal therapy also effectively treats severe infections that have developed into dental abscesses. With a success rate of over 95%, this procedure is highly reliable and can help preserve the affected tooth for a lifetime without further issues.
If you are experiencing tooth pain or sensitivity, it is essential to consult with Dr. Perrone to determine what treatment is necessary. This treatment can effectively address dental issues and help prevent more severe complications in the future.
What Is Root Canal Therapy?
Treatment of the root canals (also referred to as endodontic therapy) is a dental procedure in which the diseased, decayed tooth, or damaged nerve of a tooth is removed and the inside areas (the nerve and canals within the roots) are cleaned, filled and sealed permanently to avoid infection.
Without treatment, the surrounding tissues of the tooth (including the gums and bone) will become infected and a dental abscess can form. The chance of tooth loss increases at this stage. Dental implants would be a good option for replacement of missing tooth.
A tooth’s nerve and blood vessel provide nutrients and hydration to a tooth as well as sense of temperature. It provides the sensation of hot or cold. The absence of a nerve will affect the strength of a tooth and make it become more brittle and susceptible to fracture if not protected by a crown.
How Long Does The Procedure Take?
The appointment length for your treatment will depend upon the affected tooth treated (molars typically take longer), the infection severity, and the amount of damage present in the tooth. Most root canal appointments with Marielaina Perrone DDS take about an hour to an hour and a half. She will discuss an approximate treatment time during your initial appointment.
What is Recovery Like?
After undergoing treatment, it is normal for your treated tooth to feel sensitive and tender for the first few days. Over-the-counter pain relief can help manage any discomfort as you recover.
However, if you experience persistent symptoms beyond this initial recovery period, seeking further evaluation from Marielaina Perrone DDS is essential. Extended sensitivity or tenderness may indicate an issue requiring additional treatment.
By closely monitoring your symptoms and seeking prompt evaluation if necessary, you can help ensure the success of your root canal treatment and maintain optimal dental health.
Root Canal Treatment Las Vegas NV
When Is Root Canal Procedure Needed?
A root canal is necessary when the nerve of a tooth develops inflammation or becomes infected.
This inflammation or dental infection can develop in a number of different ways:
- Tooth decay that enters into the area of the nerve or pulp chamber.
- Fracture or chip in the tooth that gives bacteria a pathway to spread into the nerve canal of the tooth.
- Traumatic injury to a tooth may cause pulp damage even if the tooth has no visible chips or cracks. If pulp inflammation or infection is left untreated, it can cause pain or lead to a dental abscess.
Root Canal Treatment Cost Las Vegas?
The cost of a root canal treatment with Marielaina Perrone DDS depends on various factors, including the complexity of the procedure, which tooth requires treatment (front or back), the type of dental restoration needed, and the material used for the restoration.
Before beginning your root canal treatment, Dr. Perrone will provide a comprehensive breakdown of the expected costs. The office staff will also review your dental insurance benefits and inform you of any coverage and associated costs.
For those seeking financing options for dental care, we offer CareCredit, which provides favorable terms with typically zero interest if paid in full before 12 months.
At Marielaina Perrone DDS, we are committed to helping our patients receive high-quality dental care that fits their budget.
If you have any questions about the cost of your root canal treatment or financing options, our team is always available to assist you.
We want to ensure you receive the care your smile deserves without financial stress.
Completing a root canal is the primary reason to relieve toothaches caused by pulpal inflammation or dental infection.
Most patients report little to no pain during the procedure, thanks to advancements in techniques and anesthetics. Many patients report that the root canal procedure is no more uncomfortable than a routine dental restoration.
It's important to note that any pain associated with root canals typically arises from the existing dental infection and pulpal inflammation. Dr. Perrone can provide an effective local anesthetic to ensure patient comfort during the procedure.
Therefore, with modern dentistry, the root canal procedure should be pain-free, and any discomfort should be relieved after the dental infection and inflammation is addressed.
How Is the Root Canal Procedure Performed?
Your root canal with Marielaina Perrone DDS is typically completed during one or two appointments. Most root canals take two appointments to ensure that the dental infection has been eliminated before the placement of the final restoration.
A local anesthetic is used to numb the affected area and keep you comfortable. Dr. Perrone will access the infected pulp through the crown of your tooth to remove the infected tissue. Special endodontic tools are used to thoroughly clean and widen the roots.
Marielaina Perrone DDS will also remove any tooth decay present at this time. When this procedure is complete, the tooth is filled and sealed with a temporary filling. During the follow-up visit, your dentist will remove the temporary filling and check to see that the infection has been eliminated.
A custom porcelain crown is placed for many patients to protect, restore, and enhance the tooth.