The Cure, Not the Cause: Root Canals

Root canals have a bad reputation. Just hearing the words “root canal” make a lot of people uneasy, because they associate them with pain. But at Summer Dental in Las Vegas, we stress that root canals do the opposite: they don’t cause pain, they relieve it.

A root canal usually becomes necessary when a tooth is infected or badly damaged. Formally known as endodontic treatment, root canals involve cleaning the inside of the tooth by removing bacteria, soft tissue (called pulp), decayed nerve tissue, and any debris. When that’s finished, the tooth is sealed and a crown is placed over it.

Root canals are done on teeth that are very sick, and if they aren’t performed, the tooth will probably die. Even more ominous are the blood-borne infections that spread through the body because of the infected tooth.

The tip-off that something is going on with one of your teeth may be as ordinary as a toothache. That ache is telling you something, so you should never ignore it. Schedule an appointment with us right away. Remember, root canals are nothing to fear.

In addition to root canals, Summer Dental in Las Vegas provides general and cosmetic dentistry, pediatric dentistry, and orthodontics. Call our office today to schedule an appointment.

Contact Summer Dental – Kids|Adults|Braces:

725-666-2396

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10965 Lavender Hill Dr., #120
Las Vegas, Nevada
89135