Each year, millions of Americans undergo root canals in Las Vegas, NV and across the nation to resolve tooth pain and protect their natural teeth. While this procedure can seem intimidating, at Hurst Family Dental, we help you understand the process so you feel prepared and calm as we preserve your smile.
Beneath the enamel, each of your teeth consists of pulp, covered by a hard layer of dentin. The pulp contains an intricate web of nerves, connective tissues, and blood vessels. This highly sensitive inner layer can become inflamed or infected when a tooth chips or cracks, becomes severely decayed, or experiences trauma.
A root canal removes the compromised pulp, stopping further decay and saving the natural tooth. To accomplish this, dental professionals remove the affected pulp. Then, they clean and disinfect the exposed tooth interior before filling and sealing the tooth to prevent future infection. They finish by placing a crown over the tooth’s surface to protect its structural integrity.
You should have a regular dental exam every six months, or as recommended by your dentist. However, you should schedule an emergency exam to detect problems as early as possible if you notice any of the following symptoms:
If you experience any of the above symptoms, talk to Hurst Family Dental about root canals. Our Las Vegas, NV team can help you take back control of your oral health with little or no discomfort.
Contact us today to schedule an exam.