Root Canal Therapy
Las Vegas & Henderson NV
Root Canal Therapy Treatment is needed when decay has progressed into the nerve of the tooth. Root Canal Treatment involves removal of the nerve from the center of a tooth and the dentist then proceeds to seal the roots closed.
This can prevent the onset of a painful dental infection in the nerve that may spread into the bone and surrounding tissue. Root Canal Treatment can also treat a severe infection that has developed into a dental abscess.
Root canal therapy is an extremely successful dental procedure with a more than a 95% rate of success. Many teeth with a completed root canal can last a lifetime with no issues.
What Is Root Canal Therapy?
Root Canal Treatment (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 a Root Canal Take?
The appointment length for your root canal 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 a Root Canal?
For the first few days following root canal treatment, your treated tooth will probably feel sensitive and a bit tender. Over-the-counter pain relief is recommended to manage any discomfort present while you recover. If these symptoms last longer than a few days, it is essential to call Marielaina Perrone DDS for further evaluation.
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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 overall price for a root canal with Marielaina Perrone DDS depends on several factors:
- The complexity of the procedure
- Which tooth is treated (front versus back)
- Type of dental restoration required
- The material the restoration is fabricated from
Before your root canal begins, we will inform you about the total cost of your treatment. Our staff will also go over your dental insurance benefits and let you know if it is covered and for how much.
We also offer CareCredit for those wishing to finance dental care treatment at favorable terms (typically 0% interest if paid in full before 12 months). Dr. Perrone is always willing to help you find the best way to receive the high-quality dental care your smile deserves!
Most root canals are completed to relieve the pain of toothaches caused by pulpal inflammation or dental infection.
With modern advancements in techniques and anesthetics, most patients state that they do not feel any pain once the procedure has begun. Usually most patients report that the procedure itself is no more painful than having a routine dental restoration placed.
The misconception has developed because the majority of the pain stems from the dental infection and pulpal inflammation that has developed.
This can be tricky to get good local anesthetic but a good dentist will be able to make you comfortable during the procedure.
As noted above, the pain from root canals in modern dentistry is mainly from the dental infection that presents to the dentist and the actual procedure should be pain and worry free.
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.