Root Canal Therapy

Advanced Endodontic Treatment 

shutterstock_213955786Occasionally, a decayed or damaged tooth can lead to a painful dental infection. Without proper treatment, infected teeth may eventually require extraction in order to prevent the spread of infection. Fortunately, endodontic treatment, also known as root canal treatment, allows dental professionals to address dental infections and avoid the need for tooth removal. At Wager Evans Dental, Dr. Evans and Dr. Wager can restore the health and function of your smile with innovative endodontic treatment.

What is Endodontic Treatment?

Endodontics involves addressing problems related to the interior of your tooth, including the pulp and root canals. An infection or abscess forms when bacteria reach the pulp at the center of your tooth. The pulp is a bundle of living tissue that oversees the flow of vital nutrients to and from the tooth. Once infected, the pulp can eventually die, which basically kills the tooth and increases the chances of infection spreading to the jawbone and surrounding teeth. With root canal therapy, we can remove the infected tissue and restore the tooth.

Receiving a Root Canal

During the procedure, Dr. Evans or Dr. Wager will offer anesthesia and may even recommend sedation to ensure you remain comfortable and relaxed. We will first open the tooth using a rotary tool and remove the infected pulp and tissue. The tooth will then be thoroughly disinfected and cleaned. To fill the tooth, we will employ a number of state-of-the-art technologies, including the Brassler EndoSequence system and warm vertical obturation. Once the tooth has been filled with a strong and durable sealant material, we will add a dental crown. The crown returns your tooth to full function and appearance.

Do I Qualify for Endodontic Treatment?

If you experience the warning signs of a dental infection, including toothaches, pain when biting down or chewing, and swelling around the tooth, you may qualify for endodontic treatment. We perform root canal therapy on anterior teeth and premolars. Click here to request an appointment, or call our office today at (775) 829-7700. Located in Reno, NV, we proudly welcome residents from South Meadows, Double Diamond, Caughlin Ranch, Donner Springs, Meadowood, Sommersett, Arrow Creek, and all surrounding communities.