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Root Canal Treatment in Reno 

If you’re experiencing a persistent toothache or swelling in the mouth, you may need a root canal to clear an infection. Absolute Dental’s root canal experts can help you get relief while making sure your teeth stay healthy and strong.

We have several locations in Northern Nevada, including Reno, Sparks, and Carson City.

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What is a Root Canal?Patient getting root canal

A root canal involves the deep cleaning of a tooth to remove infected tissue or damaged pulp of the tooth, then clean the canals of the tooth. A reshaping of the canals may also be necessary during the procedure. A root canal is meant to save the tooth and prevent it from having to eventually be pulled due to decay.

How is a Root Canal Done?

Several steps are involved with a root canal.

  • The area surrounding the affected tooth is numbed with a local anesthetic.
  • The dentist will open the tooth using a dental drill to expose the pulp chamber.
  • The dentist will then clean the canals leading to the pulp roots to remove all bacteria and infection present. The canals may also need to be reshaped at this point.
  • The tooth will then be filled with a temporary filler material and topped with a temporary crown.
  • Another visit to the dentist is required to remove the temporary filler and to clean the tooth again. The tooth is then filled with a permanent material.
  • The dentist then covers the tooth with a new permanent crown.

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What are the Benefits of a Root Canal?

The biggest benefit of a root canal is saving the infected tooth before it becomes so damaged that it has to be pulled. By removing the infected pulp and nerves, the tooth is preserved and can function normally with a dental crown.

Most patients in need of a root canal experience acute pain and some swelling prior to treatment because of the infection. A root canal will stop the pain and prevent further sensitivity in that tooth.

The procedure removes the infected tissue in the tooth before it can spread to the surrounding teeth, gums or other areas of the mouth. If the infection continues without treatment, it has the potential to be very harmful to your overall wellbeing, including your cardiovascular health. A root canal will prevent further damage that the infection could cause.

Once the root canal is done, it’s very likely that no further work will ever be needed on that tooth for the rest of a patient’s life. Your dentist will give you special care instructions if necessary to prolong the life of the tooth.

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How Do I Know I Need a Root Canal?

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The pulp of a tooth consists of blood vessels and connective tissue, and is the main source of sensitivity in the mouth. When the pulp of a tooth is infected or damaged, there is usually persistent pain accompanying it. Most patients find this hard to ignore and will eventually see their dentist due to the pain becoming progressively worse. Sometimes, the infection will also cause swelling.

If you are experiencing throbbing pain in your tooth and jawline, it’s possible the pulp of your tooth has become infected. You should schedule an appointment to see your dentist at Reno’s Absolute Dental as soon as possible to prevent the infection from spreading.

Additionally, if you’ve experienced an injury or hard impact that has left you with a cracked or broken tooth, you may need a root canal as well. If the pulp is exposed, you are at risk of getting bacteria and germs inside the tooth. The only way to avoid infection or further damage is to have the tooth examined right away to see if a root canal is needed.

 

Is a Root Canal Painful?

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Many patients have expressed fears associated with a root canal because of misconceptions regarding the treatment. People often believe the common myth that this procedure will be painful. However, a root canal is no more painful than a typical dental filling because local anesthetic (commonly Novocain) is administered prior to the treatment.

The area that is being treated is completely numbed during the procedure so patients do not feel pain while the dentist is working. The patient will most likely experience feelings of slight pressure to the jaw, but that should be the extent of any discomfort.

Our Reno dentists are always dedicated to providing the most comfortable and positive environment for those in our care. In the rare case that a patient does happen to experience discomfort during the root canal, our experienced Absolute Dental professionals won’t hesitate to pause the procedure and apply more anesthetic.

Are you or a family member in need of a root canal?

The best ways to avoid complications and the need for procedures with regards to your dental health are to eat healthy food, brush and floss regularly, and have periodic checkups with your Reno dentist. If you are experiencing dental pain, a dentist can inspect the gum tissue surrounding the tooth, check for signs of infection, and take x-rays of the tooth to determine if a root canal is needed.

Check out our Reno locations to see which Absolute Dental office is most convenient for you and your family.

Address

901 West 4th Street Ste B
Reno, Nevada 89503
Phone: (775) 386-2246

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: Call for Availability
Sun: Closed

Address

5032 S Virginia St
Reno, Nevada 89502
Phone: (775) 787-8900

Hours

Mon: 7:00am - 5:00pm
Tue: 7:00am - 5:00pm
Wed: 7:00am - 5:00pm
Thur: 7:00am - 5:00pm
Fri: 7:00am - 5:00pm
Sat: Call for Availability
Sun: Closed

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