Root Canal Treatments Offered by Sunset Endodontics in Henderson, Nevada
Root Canal Therapies in Henderson, NV
Root canal specialists, Dr. William J. Dougherty, Jr. and Dr. Kristen L. Beling, keep the teeth of their patients as healthy as possible when the inner material of a tooth begins to fail. As endodontists, the backbone of these measures is root canal therapy. Sunset Endodontics offers root canal therapy for patients throughout Anthem, Green Valley, and Henderson.
Why Do I Need a Root Canal?
Root canals serve one function: to save a tooth that might otherwise require extraction, by removing its infected or damaged pulp.
The pulp of a tooth is the bundle of nerves, cells, and connective tissue that resides within the tooth, including its roots. If you sustain an oral injury or a tooth suffers from extensive decay, the tooth pulp can become infected. Dead tooth pulp will lead to infection and possibly bone loss and pain if it is allowed to remain within the tooth.
Our Henderson endodontists are experts in saving teeth with dying or diseased pulp tissue through root canal treatments. Root canal therapy is the process of removing this damaged pulp from the tooth.
The Root Canal Procedure
During your first visit to our endodontic practice, Drs. Dougherty and Beling first evaluate your teeth to see if a root canal is necessary. Our Henderson endodontists want to make sure that your oral condition is being properly addressed.
Only after they have determined that the pulp of the tooth is involved and requires treatment will the doctors at Sunset Endodontics begin the root canal procedure. First, a pathway is prepared in the tooth. Next, this pathway is used by our Henderson endodontists to clean out and remove the diseased pulp from the center of the tooth and the roots. This is accomplished using specialized instruments and sophisticated techniques under microscopic magnification. Once all of the pulp and infected tissue has been removed, the root canal space is filled with a biocompatible rubber-like sealant. Lastly, in order to protect the tooth after it has been treated, depending on the need, your general dentist will either place a permanent filling or a porcelain crown.
Call Us Today for Root Canal Therapy
Sunset Endodontics is committed to help the people of Anthem, Green Valley, and Henderson protect their teeth through root canal therapy. For more information, or to schedule an appointment, contact us today!