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: 775-322-5016

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 775-322-5016.

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

At The Reno Dentist, You’re Treated Like Family

Try Laser Dentistry At Our Sparks NV Area Practice

At The Reno Dentist, our Reno and Sparks NV area patients are treated like family. I am Dr. Shane Sykes and my relationship with my clients is paramount.

You know what puts a smile on my face? When I use advanced cosmetic dentistry to create a dazzling smile makeover for one of my patients.

If you are a 25-80 year old Sparks NV resident, my staff and I at The Reno Dentist can guarantee you quality preventative, restorative, general, and cosmetic dental care.

In today’s The Reno Dentist blog I would like to discuss laser dentistry. It may sound scary, but laser dentistry provides an excellent alternative to drills. Many procedures performed with lasers don’t require Sparks NV patients to be medicated, allowing for quicker healing times.

Many Reno area patients become very anxious waiting for a shot of painkiller before a dental procedure. Laser dentistry allows for a more relaxed, less stressful dental visit. My patients also appreciate not going home with a numb mouth and drool dripping down their chin.

Reno residents in need of oral surgery will experience less bleeding thanks to laser dentistry. Some of the procedures that are performed with lasers are treating infected root canals, reshaping gum and bone tissues, uncovering erupted wisdom teeth, and aiding in teeth whitening.

At The Reno Dentist, one of our most popular procedures is sleep apnea treatment. We also offer cosmetic dentistry, family dentistry, dental implants, and general dentistry.

Sparks NV area folks who want to experience a comfortable, relaxing dental visit and receive compassionate and professional dental care, contact The Reno Dentist today.

At The Reno Dentist we treat you like family.

Dental Sealants – Another Tool For Cavity Prevention In Sparks NV

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General dentistry patients in the Sparks NV area know that regular brushing and flossing are essential for optimal oral health. However, the bristles of your toothbrush can’t reach into every small groove and depression in your teeth, especially the really bumpy back teeth. That’s where sealants can be invaluable.

Dental sealants are a plastic material that is applied by your Sparks NV dentist. This material is a resin that bonds to the chewing surfaces of the back teeth, mainly in the pits and fissures. The plastic acts as a shield against acids and plaque so that the tooth enamel is protected.

Many Sparks NV residents might think that sealants are only for children and teenagers, but they can actually be beneficial for adults as well. If you are wondering if sealants are right for you, speak with your Sparks NV family dentist. This simple dental procedure can dramatically improve your oral health by protecting the surfaces that are particularly vulnerable to decay.

Many Sparks NV dental insurance providers include dental sealants as a covered benefit, so check with your provider if you are considering them. If you don’t have dental insurance, ask us about financing options. Because they can prevent cavities, dental sealants can save you money in the long run.

I’m Dr. Shane Sykes, a general and cosmetic dentist and I want to thank you for visiting my dental blog. At our office we serve the Sparks area by offering:

  • cosmetic dentistry
  • dental implants
  • general dentistry
  • wisdom teeth extraction
  • root canals

If you have any questions about these or other cosmetic dental procedures or would like to schedule an appointment, call us today at 775-322-5016.  Our knowledgeable staff would be happy to assist you.

Dr. Shane Sykes
The Reno Dentist
855 W Seventh St Ste 200
Reno, Nevada


Multi-Procedure Dental Visits in Reno

Full-Mouth Reconstruction Reno If you are planning extensive cosmetic dental work, you may be wondering whether to do it all at once or one procedure at a time over an extended period. Here are some factors to consider:

In the long run, it is less expensive to do full-mouth reconstruction all at once. At The Reno Dentist in Reno, we are able to complete several procedures in one visit. We know that complete smile transformations are a significant investment for most Reno area residents. We would be happy to discuss dentistry financing options. Call us at 775-322-5016 to schedule a no-pressure consultation.

With the latest materials and cosmetic dental techniques, healing times are shorter than ever before. However, some procedures such as bone grafting, soft tissue grafting, root canals, and dental implants often require a short healing period.

It is easier physically and psychologically to have the fewest possible visits to your Reno dentist. You should also consider how your dental visits and necessary healing periods will impact your employment and family life. You will have less down time if you receive several procedures at once.

Aesthetic Results
While we routinely achieve great outcomes when doing a smile makeover in steps, porcelain restorations are best fabricated in the same “batch” for the most precise color matching.

Dr. Shane Sykes
The Reno Dentist
855 W Seventh St Ste 200
Reno, Nevada
Call us at 775-322-5016