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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

    Diagram of tooth

    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.

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

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    Mon: 8:00am - 5:00pm
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    Wed: 7:00am - 7:00pm
    Thur: 8:00am - 5:00pm
    Fri: 8:00am - 5:00pm
    Sat: 7:00am - 1:00pm
    Sun: Closed

    Address

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

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    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 Number: (702) 843-5028

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    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

    6200 Don Gaspar Avenue
    Las Vegas, Nevada 89108
    Phone Number: (702) 843-5033

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    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 Number: (702) 843-5034

    Hours

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

    Address

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

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

    Address

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

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    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 Number: (702) 843-0921

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    Mon: 7:00am - 4:00pm
    Tue: 7:00am - 4:00pm
    Wed: 7:00am - 4:00pm
    Thur: 7:00am - 4:00pm
    Fri: 7:00am - 4:00pm
    Sat: Closed
    Sun: Closed

    Address

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

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    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 Number: 702-878-0808

    Hours

    Mon: 7:00am - 4:00pm
    Tue: 7:00am - 4:00pm
    Wed: 7:00am - 4:00pm
    Thur: 7:00am - 4:00pm
    Fri: 7:00am - 4:00pm
    Sat: Closed
    Sun: Closed

    Address

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

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    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 Number: (702) 843-0971

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    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 Number: (702) 825-0581

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    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

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

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    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 Number: (702) 583-5342

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    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 Number: (702) 843-5141

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

    Address

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

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    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: Closed
    Sun: Closed

    Address

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

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    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

    3674 East Sunset Road 120
    Las Vegas, Nevada 89120
    Phone Number: (702) 724-8200

    Hours

    Sunday: Closed
    Monday: 8:00am - 5:00pm
    Tuesday: 8:00am - 5:00pm
    Wednesday: 8:00am - 5:00pm
    Thursday: 9:00am - 6:00pm
    Friday: 8:00am - 5:00pm
    Saturday: Call for Availability

    Address

    4250 Simmons Street 100
    North Las Vegas, Nevada 89032
    Phone Number: 702-242-5251

    Hours

    Sunday: Closed
    Monday: 8:00am - 5:00pm
    Tuesday: 8:00am - 5:00pm
    Wednesday: 8:00am - 5:00pm
    Thursday: 9:00am - 6:00pm
    Friday: 8:00am - 5:00pm
    Saturday: Call for Availability

    Address

    6127 South Rainbow Boulevard 100
    Las Vegas, Nevada 89118
    Phone Number: 702-998-2237

    Hours

    Sunday: Closed
    Monday: 8:30am - 5:00pm
    Tuesday: 8:30am - 5:00pm
    Wednesday: 8:30am - 5:00pm
    Thursday: 9:00am - 6:00pm
    Friday: 8:00am - 5:00pm
    Saturday: Call for Avilability

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