3 Tooth Problems Which May Require A Root Canal

3 Reno Tooth Problems Which May Require A Root Canal

Hello Nevada, let’s talk about the root canal procedure (“endodontic therapy” in dentist – speak). The root canal may be the most cringe-worthy dental treatment commonly done today, but it is important that dental patients in the Spanish Springs, Virginia City, and Carson City areas know what is happening during this anxiety – inducing, though routine, procedure.

At the center of each tooth is a very small tissue called the pulp. This thread-like tissue can become damaged due to a:

An injury to a tooth
A very deep cavity
A crack in the tooth

If this tissue becomes damaged or infected, it can build up at the root tip inside the jawbone and form an abscess. If left untreated, this can actually destroy the bone around the tooth and cause serious discomfort.

When an endodontist, oral surgeon, or general dentist in Sparks or Reno performs a root canal, the dead or diseased pulp is taken out, the space that is left is cleaned and then it is shaped and filled. This eliminates the need for a diseased tooth to be pulled and continued cosmetic dentistry to fill in the gap.

Hi. I’m Dr. Shane Sykes of The Reno Dentist in Reno. I hope that today’s Sparks dental blog post has helped you to better understand root canals. I want my patients to have the best oral health possible and accurate dental information. I also want them to look their best, so if you have any questions about a smile makeover, dental implants, or teeth whitening, please give us a call at 775-525-5692.

At The Reno Dentist we offer:

cosmetic dentistry
dental implants
general dentistry
wisdom teeth extraction

We hope to hear from you soon!

Dr. Shane Sykes
The Reno Dentist
855 W Seventh St Ste 200
Reno, Nevada
775-525-5692
https://www.therenodentist.com/about/our-office/

The following website was used as source material for this blog:
http://www.colgate.com/app/CP/US/EN/OC/Information/Popular-Topics/Common-Dental-Procedures/article/What-is-Root-Canal-Treatment.cvsp, accessed March 14, 2013


Saving Teeth in Reno

Saving Teeth in Reno with Root Canals When a tooth is threatened by severe decay, periodontal disease, or damage from an injury, a skilled Reno dentist or endodontist must make a judgment call concerning the course of treatment. If the pulp of the tooth is infected or inflamed, a root canal is often the only way to save the tooth.

The Reno Dentist: 775-525-5692

During a root canal procedure (or endodontic treatment) the soft tissue in the root of the tooth is removed. This tissue contains veins, arteries and lymph vessels. Once the roots are cleaned out and widened, they are filled with a special rubber material. The root canal is only the first step in the complete tooth restoration. After the root canal, without a crown, the tooth will become dry and brittle. The final steps are the core build up and crown.

At The Reno Dentist, we fabricate strong, natural-looking crowns that blend perfectly with the surrounding teeth. With proper oral hygiene and regular visits to a Sparks dentist, a tooth with a filled root can often function problem-free for the rest of a patient’s life.

I am Dr. Shane Sykes DMD of The Reno Dentist. I have been practicing dentistry since 2011. During that time I have seen hundreds of teeth saved by this effective dental procedure. Root canal therapy at The Reno Dentist in Reno has a very high success rate.

Because teeth with infected pulp tissue often cause no symptoms, it is important to have regular dental examinations. I can determine which (if any) teeth have infected roots. If the infection in the soft pulp tissue is left untreated, it can progress to a point where the tooth cannot be saved. Is it time for a thorough dental exam? Call our office at 775-525-5692.

Call The Reno Dentist immediately if one of your teeth is screaming for attention!


The Reno Dentist: Calming Root Canal Fears

In Reno, a dentist’s office is sometimes seen as a painful and scary place. The Reno Dentist, located at 855 W Seventh St Ste 200 in Reno, tries to discourage that image with a friendly and professional staff and qualified dentist. However, endodontic therapy, a dental procedure commonly known as a root canal, still carries a strong association with pain that sometimes keeps people from regularly visiting the dentist and tending optimally to their oral health.

When a tooth becomes badly infected or decayed, Reno dentist Dr. Shane Sykes can clean the inside of the tooth by removing the bacteria, soft tissue (called pulp), decayed nerve tissue, and any debris that may be causing the tooth infection from the inside of the tooth. Dr. Sykes will then seal the tooth to prevent further decay and finish by applying a dental crown or filling. The process can be completed, typically, in just a few visits to your Reno general dentistry practice. In many cases, a root canal procedure is a better option than removing the infected tooth since it allows you to keep your natural tooth.

Teeth that are more prone to requiring a Reno root canal procedure are cracked or chipped, have received repeated cosmetic dental procedures, have been damaged by trauma to the face, or are suffering from deep tooth decay. Wearing a mouth guard can help prevent damage sustained to teeth. Practicing good oral hygiene habits, such as daily flossing and brushing, coupled with regular dental visits, can reduce the possibility of needing a dental root canal.

Though a root canal can be intimidating or scary, educating yourself and talking to your local family dentist in the Reno area can relieve much of your anxiety. Root canals are often not painful, and for many people the pain of the infection experienced beforehand is worse than any pain that might be experienced during the procedure, and the relief is well worth the trouble.

If you are in the Reno area, you can give The Reno Dentist a call at 775-525-5692 to see what we can do for your oral health.

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