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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