A root canal is a process of cleaning out the root(s) of a damaged or infected tooth. Common causes for this level of damage are cavities, cracked teeth, or repeated trauma to the tooth. In these instances, it is important to talk to the Wager Evans Dental team about needing a root canal procedure.
Occasionally, 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 can restore the health and function of your smile with innovative 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. With root canal therapy, we can remove the infected tissue and restore the tooth. Treatments are painless but patients might feel some minimal discomfort at most.
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. The affected tooth can be treated with root canal therapy. With today’s technology, patient’s feel no pain or on occasion some minimal discomfort. Click here to request an appointment, or call our office today at (775) 829-7700.
I’ve been going to Wager Evans Dental for years now and have only great things to say about Dr. Evans and all the wonderful people who work there. They always clearly explain what to expect and why we’re doing it. Not only do they provide dental services but also education and tools for home at the same time. My dental health has improved as a result. Thanks so much to everyone at Wager Evans Dental!-Neil B.