Root canals are dental procedures which treat the pulp of your tooth when the nerve is infected or deadened. Considered endodontic treatments, root canals may be performed by an endodontist or a general dentist in Las Vegas. Dr. Thomas Kintonis provide root canal therapy to restore and maintain the health of your teeth.
The core of your tooth consists of nerves, connective tissues, and blood vessels. This is the pulp. A canal runs from this area, through the tooth roots and to the supporting bone. In a root canal, the pulp is removed and the canal is filled to avoid the possibility of future bacterial infections and the need for additional dental procedures.
Do I Need a Root Canal?
• Endodontic infections can cause a great deal of pain. When the pulp is infected, you may feel sensitivity to heat and cold, or for seemingly no reason at all. If the pulp is dead, you may only experience pain when biting down on the tooth.
• An abscessed tooth requires endodontic dental procedures. In some cases, when the pulp dies, pus will accumulate at the site. The abscess may drain into the mouth, causing a foul taste or odor.
• The pulp of your tooth can become infected and if it does, we will need to remove it to ensure that all decaying or diseased tissue is eliminated.
• An injury may also prompt the need for a root canal. Trauma can sever the nerve of the tooth or it can cause a fracture reaching into the pulp.
Schedule Root Canal Therapy with Your General Dentist in Las Vegas
If you are experiencing pain in your tooth, do not hesitate to call our office to schedule an appointment with Dr. Thomas Kintonis. Our caring doctors and staff are happy to work with you to provide immediate dental procedures, even if it means that we stay open a little later to accommodate your needs.