The American Dental Association (ADA) has asked dentists to defer all elective treatment at this time, and only provide emergency services. This is to help preserve protective equipment (masks, gowns, gloves, etc.) for hospitals and urgent care centers as well as limit the spread of the virus. We are keeping a limited number of locations open to provide emergency dental services, to both help you and reduce the traffic to Emergency Rooms (ERs) and urgent care centers so that they can focus on non-dental emergencies. If you are in pain and need emergency dental treatment, please call (702) 744-8009 and we can assist you right away.

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Root Canals in Las Vegas

If you have worsening tooth pain or swelling in your gums, you may need a root canal to treat an infection in your tooth. A root canal is one of the most common dental procedures that will preserve your natural tooth and prevent the need for more extensive treatments.

The experts at Absolute Dental in Las Vegas are here to help relieve your pain and restore your tooth for a strong, healthy smile.

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What Is a Root Canal?

Root Canals in Las Vegas

When patients neglect their dental hygiene, they may eventually need dental procedures to clear infections, repair damage or alleviate pain.

If a tooth’s pulp (also known as the pulp chamber) is damaged or infected, you’ll need endodontic therapy, which is commonly known as a root canal.

Is a Root Canal Painful?

Even though there are many benefits to a root canal, many people are afraid of the procedure and try to avoid it. These fears are usually based upon misconceptions about the treatment.

One of the most common myths about a root canal is that there is pain involved during the treatment. However, this is not the case. The dentist performing a root canal procedure will give you a local anesthetic to help minimize discomfort and to completely numb the surrounding area, making the treatment no more painful than a typical tooth filling.

If you do happen to feel discomfort during a root canal, our experienced dentists will pause and administer more anesthetic. Our goal is to ensure you’re comfortable throughout the procedure.

Who Should Get a Root Canal?

The best candidates for a root canal are individuals with teeth that have damaged or infected pulp. To determine if you could benefit from a root canal, see one of our Las Vegas dentists who can inspect the tooth and gum tissue, check for signs of infection, and take x-rays of the tooth.

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How Is a Root Canal Done?

A root canal generally consists of the following steps:

  1. The dentist will numb the area surrounding the tooth with a local anesthetic (typically Novocain).
  2. The dentist will then open the tooth to expose the chamber of pulp.
  3. If an abscess exists, the dentist may allow it to drain for a couple of days before performing the actual root canal. (The patient is prescribed antibiotics before the procedure to reduce any infection).
  4. The dentist will examine the pulp and then remove if it is severely damaged or dead. If the pulp is simply infected, only cleaning and getting rid of the infection may be necessary.
  5. The dentist will then clean the canals that lead to the root of the pulp in order to remove any germs and bacteria, and then possibly reshape the canals.
  6. The dentist will then fill the crown of the tooth with a temporary material, such as gutta-percha or another filler.
  7. At the next visit, the dentist will remove the temporary material, clean the tooth again, and fill the tooth with a permanent filling material.
  8. A new crown is put over the tooth.

The Benefits of a Root Canal

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The main benefit of a root canal is saving the infected tooth from having to be pulled. Teeth that are treated with a root canal can even last the rest of the patient’s life. The benefits of a root canal are:

  • It prevents the loss of the tooth and makes it so the tooth does not need to be pulled.
  • It eliminates pain caused by the infection, tooth damage, or sensitivity.
  • It prevents the spread of infection to surrounding teeth or gums

Are You in Need of a Root Canal in Las Vegas?

A common reason many people do not treat potential dental problems is the cost. Even people with dental insurance can expect some out-of-pocket expenses for some procedures. If you’re in need of a root canal, Absolute Dental in Las Vegas has programs in place to assist with payments. To learn more about these options, contact Absolute Dental today!

If you’re ready to get back on track with your dental health, check out our Las Vegas locations to see which Absolute Dental office is most convenient for you and your family.

Address

3040 W Ann Rd Ste 101
North Las Vegas, Nevada 89031
Phone: (702) 825-0926

Hours

Mon: 8:30am - 5:00pm
Tue: 8:30am - 5:00pm
Wed: 9:00am - 4:30pm
Thur: 8:30am - 5:00pm
Fri: 8:30am - 5:00pm
Sat: 9:00am - 3:00pm
Sun: Closed

Address

8380 West Cheyenne Avenue 103
Las Vegas, Nevada 89129
Phone: (702) 843-0949

Hours

Mon: 8:00am - 5:00pm
Tue: 8:00am - 5:00pm
Wed: 8:00am - 5:00pm
Thur: 8:00am - 5:00pm
Fri: 8:00am - 5:00pm
Sat: 9:00am - 3:00pm
Sun: Closed

Address

2217 E Lake Mead Blvd
North Las Vegas, Nevada 89030
Phone: (702) 843-5028

Hours

Mon: 9:00am - 6:00pm
Tue: 9:00am - 6:00pm
Wed: 9:00am - 6:00pm
Thur: 9:00am - 6:00pm
Fri: 9:00am - 6:00pm
Sat: 9:00am - 3:00pm
Sun: Closed

Address

6110 West Lake Mead Boulevard 105
Las Vegas, Nevada 89108
Phone: (702) 843-5033

Hours

Mon: 9:00am - 6:00pm
Tue: 10:00am - 7:00pm
Wed: 9:00am - 6:00pm
Thur: 9:00am - 6:00pm
Fri: 9:00am - 6:00pm
Sat: 9:00am - 3:00pm
Sun: Closed

Address

5892 Losee Road 135
North Las Vegas, Nevada 89081
Phone: (702) 843-5034

Hours

Mon: Closed
Tue: 8:00am - 5:00pm
Wed: 8:00am - 5:00pm
Thur: 8:00am - 5:00pm
Fri: 9:00am - 6:00pm
Sat: 9:00am - 3:00pm
Sun: Closed

Address

8430 Farm Road 120
Las Vegas, Nevada 89131
Phone: (702) 843-5008

Hours

Mon: 9:00am - 6:00pm
Tue: 9:00am - 6:00pm
Wed: 9:00am - 6:00pm
Thur: 9:00am - 6:00pm
Fri: 9:00am - 6:00pm
Sat: 9:00am - 3:00pm
Sun: Closed

Address

3830 East Flamingo Road Ste E2
Las Vegas, Nevada 89121
Phone: (702) 843-5014

Hours

Mon: 9:00am - 6:00pm
Tue: 9:00am - 6:00pm
Wed: 9:00am - 6:00pm
Thur: 9:00am - 6:00pm
Fri: 8:00am - 5:00pm
Sat: 9:00am - 3:00pm
Sun: Closed

Address

4035 South Durango Drive 103
Las Vegas, Nevada 89147
Phone: (702) 843-0921

Hours

Mon: 9:00am - 5:00pm
Tue: 9:00am - 5:00pm
Wed: 9:00am - 5:00pm
Thur: 9:00am - 5:00pm
Fri: 9:00am - 5:00pm
Sat: 9:00am - 3:00pm
Sun: Closed

Address

169 N Nellis Blvd
Las Vegas, Nevada 89110
Phone: (702) 843-5098

Hours

Mon: 9:00am - 6:00pm
Tue: 9:00am - 6:00pm
Wed: 9:00am - 6:00pm
Thur: 9:00am - 6:00pm
Fri: 9:00am - 6:00pm
Sat: 9:00am - 3:00pm
Sun: Closed

Address

860 S Rancho Dr
Las Vegas, Nevada 89106
Phone: (702) 843-5106

Hours

Mon: Closed
Tue: 9:00am - 5:00pm
Wed: 9:00am - 5:00pm
Thur: 9:00am - 5:00pm
Fri: 9:00am - 5:00pm
Sat: 9:00am - 3:00pm
Sun: Closed

Address

3945 South Maryland Parkway Ste A
Las Vegas, Nevada 89119
Phone: (702) 843-5042

Hours

Mon: 9:00am - 6:00pm
Tue: 9:00am - 6:00pm
Wed: 9:00am - 6:00pm
Thur: 9:00am - 6:00pm
Fri: 9:00am - 6:00pm
Sat: 9:00am - 3:00pm
Sun: Closed

Address

9400 South Eastern Avenue 101
Las Vegas, Nevada 89123
Phone: (702) 843-0971

Hours

Mon: 8:00am - 5:00pm
Tue: 8:00am - 5:00pm
Wed: 8:00am - 5:00pm
Thur: 8:00am - 5:00pm
Fri: 8:00am - 4:00pm
Sat: 9:00am - 3:00pm
Sun: Closed

Address

945 S Rainbow Blvd
Las Vegas, Nevada 89145
Phone: (702) 825-0581

Hours

Mon: 9:00am - 6:00pm
Tue: 8:00am - 5:00pm
Wed: 9:00am - 6:00pm
Thur: 9:00am - 6:00pm
Fri: 9:00am - 6:00pm
Sat: 9:00am - 3:00pm
Sun: Closed

Address

4300 Meadows Lane 1350
Las Vegas, Nevada 89107
Phone: (702) 843-5039

Hours

Mon: 9:00am - 5:00pm
Tue: 9:00am - 5:00pm
Wed: 9:00am - 5:00pm
Thur: 9:00am - 5:00pm
Fri: 9:00am - 5:00pm
Sat: 9:00am - 3:00pm
Sun: Closed

Address

4720 Blue Diamond Road Ste 100
Las Vegas, Nevada 89139
Phone: (702) 583-5342

Hours

Mon: Call for Availability
Tue: 9:00am - 6:00pm
Wed: 9:00am - 6:00pm
Thur: 9:00am - 6:00pm
Fri: 9:00am - 6:00pm
Sat: 9:00am - 3:00pm
Sun: Closed

Address

2301 E Lake Mead Blvd
North Las Vegas, Nevada 89030
Phone: (702) 843-5141

Hours

Mon: 9:00am - 6:00pm
Tue: 7:00am - 3:00pm
Wed: 9:00am - 6:00pm
Thur: 9:00am - 6:00pm
Fri: 9:00am - 6:00pm
Sat: 9:00am - 3:00pm
Sun: Closed

Address

7320 South Rainbow Boulevard 103
Las Vegas, Nevada 89139
Phone: (702) 825-0270

Hours

Mon: 8:00am - 4:00pm
Tue: 8:00am - 4:00pm
Wed: 8:00am - 4:00pm
Thur: 8:00am - 4:00pm
Fri: 8:00am - 4:00pm
Sat: 9:00am - 3:00pm
Sun: Closed

Address

8370 West Cheyenne Avenue 103
Las Vegas, Nevada 89129
Phone: (702) 843-5099

Hours

Mon: 9:00am - 6:00pm
Tue: 9:00am - 6:00pm
Wed: 9:00am - 6:00pm
Thur: 9:00am - 6:00pm
Fri: 9:00am - 6:00pm
Sat: 9:00am - 3:00pm
Sun: Closed

Address

1860 E Charleston Blvd
Las Vegas, Nevada 89104
Phone: (702) 843-0946

Hours

Mon: 9:00am - 6:00pm
Tue: 9:00am - 6:00pm
Wed: 9:00am - 6:00pm
Thur: 9:00am - 6:00pm
Fri: 9:00am - 6:00pm
Sat: 9:00am - 3:00pm
Sun: Closed

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