Root Canal Treatment in Henderson, NV
Safe and Painless Root Canal Treatment
If an infection occurs in the center of your tooth, a root canal treatment can help remove the infected tissue and preserve your oral health. When left untreated, the infection can spread to the surrounding teeth and lead to serious health risks.
At Green Valley Dental, Dr. Dadon-Harris and our experienced dental staff can eliminate any discomfort you may be experiencing without having to extract the tooth. We’ll ensure that your procedure is as stress-free and painless as possible.
What is Root Canal Treatment?
A root canal treatment may be warranted when the root of the tooth becomes infected by decay or trauma. To better understand why this procedure is vital in preserving the tooth, it helps to understand the tooth’s three layers:
- Enamel: The hard outer layer of the tooth.
- Dentin: The thick layer of tissue underneath the enamel.
- Pulp: The soft layer of tissue underneath the dentin containing the tooth’s nerves and blood vessels.
During a root canal treatment, the tooth’s pulp is removed. Because it extends down to the root, removing the pulp can stop the infection in its tracks and preserve much of the natural tooth. If the infection is allowed to spread for too long, the only option left is extraction.
Signs You May Need a Root Canal
It’s best to seek treatment for an infected tooth as soon as possible to avoid further health complications. Signs you may need a root canal treatment include:
- Persistent toothaches
- Swollen or inflamed gums
- Tooth sensitivity to hot or cold foods
- A pimple (fistula) on the gums
- Pain while biting or chewing
Many patients avoid the care they need for fear of a painful procedure. However, a root canal treatment can help relieve you of these painful symptoms without causing any further discomfort.
If you suspect you need a root canal treatment, don’t hesitate to schedule an appointment with Dr. Dadon-Harris. Contact our Henderson office at (702) 896-8933 at the first sign of a tooth infection.
The Root Canal Treatment Process
This procedure can typically be completed in just one visit to our Henderson dental office. Dr. Dadon-Harris will ensure your root canal treatment is as quick and painless as possible.
Before beginning the procedure, Dr. Dadon-Harris will administer a local anesthetic so you don’t feel a thing. Our professional dental team will monitor you throughout the procedure to make sure you’re comfortable.
Once the targeted tooth and surrounding areas are numb, Dr. Dadon-Harris will begin by making a small hole in the infected tooth to access and remove the damaged pulp. She’ll also remove any infected tissue, debris, and bacteria.
After the tooth has been thoroughly cleaned, Dr. Dadon-Harris will seal it using biocompatible material. This will protect the tooth from any further damage or reinfection. She’ll then finish the procedure by placing a durable dental crown over the tooth to restore its function and appearance.
Frequently Asked Questions
A common misconception about root canal treatments is that they’re painful experiences. This couldn’t be further from the truth. Dr. Dadon-Harris will administer a local anesthetic beforehand so you won’t feel any pain during the procedure. A team member will also monitor you during treatment to ensure you’re comfortable.
You may experience mild discomfort in the first couple of days after the numbness fades, but this pain can be managed with a cold compress and over-the-counter pain medications. If this pain persists, however, it may be a sign of a complication.
Should this occur, contact our Henderson office immediately at (702) 896-8933 to schedule an appointment. Dr. Dadon-Harris will assess your situation and relieve you of any painful symptoms.
On average, a root canal treatment can take about 90 minutes per tooth. At your initial consultation, Dr. Dadon-Harris will determine how many teeth require root canal treatment and provide you with an estimated treatment timeline. Depending on your individual needs, your treatment may only require one visit to our Henderson office.
In most cases, root canal treatments can last a lifetime. In addition to saving you from losing your tooth, the procedure makes the tooth stronger and preserves its health. According to the American Association of Endodontists, root canal treatments are highly successful when it comes to preserving teeth.
Don’t Put Off the Treatment You Need
Root canal treatments are virtually painless treatments that can help preserve your oral health. If left untreated, a dental infection can result in serious health complications. Dr. Dadon-Harris will do all she can to make your procedure quick, painless, and effective.
To schedule your appointment, contact our Henderson office at (702) 896-8933. You can also fill out a contact form and a team member will be in touch shortly.