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Root Canals

Root Canal Dental Procedure
Root Canal Dental Services

Stop Tooth Pain and Complications With a Comfortable Root Canal

A painful tooth is an indication that the infected tooth has developed tooth decay in the pulp chamber. That infection could be wreaking havoc in your mouth. One of the most routine solutions to many tooth ache is a root canal treatment. Without treatment, you are risking loosing your tooth and spreading the infection to other areas throughout your body. Our goal during your root canal treatment is to save the tooth while giving you leading-edge, comfortable and virtually pain-free endodontic treatment.

What is a Root Canal? & How is a Root Canal Performed?

Root canal therapy is a standard procedure that helps remove infected pulp from the root of the tooth. If the infection is not removed, an abscess can form on the bottom of the tooth where the infected nerves are located. This infection in tooth begins to cause a lot of pain and immense discomfort. This can further cause damage to the tooth and eat at the enamel from the inside out.

During treatment, the dentist will gently drill into the biting surface of the tooth to gain access to the infected areas underneath. They then clean out the inside of the tooth, removing the infection, diseased pulp and nerves. Afterward, the endodontist proceeds with the root canal filling, adding a rubber-like material that seals the canal to prevent reinfection. If you need a dental crown, Dr. Suffoletta can make a custom, permanent crown the same day using in-house CEREC technology. The dental crown helps replace the top of the tooth after the root canal procedure is completed.

Watch this video to learn more about how a root canal is performed and what you can expect as a dental patient during your visit. If you have further questions or would like to call our office for a consultation, reach our front desk 702-671-0001.

root canal procedure video

Root Canal Pain Is a Myth

We have all heard that root canals are painful, but this is a myth. Today, high-tech practitioners of dentistry such as dentist or endodontist use equipment and techniques that make the process easier, safer and more comfortable than ever before. The only thing that hurts is your tooth before the root canal is performed. In addition to root canals, Dr. Suffoletta frequently applies his endodontics experience to a variety of procedures, including endodontic treatment, surgery, cracked tooth treatment and dental trauma treatment.

Severe Toothache

Severe Toothache that usually stems from the root of the canal when bacteria build up occurs.

General Discomfort Swelling of the Gums

General discomfort, tenderness, swelling or redness of the gums surrounding the tooth.

Pimple Size Bump Around The Gums

A pimple-sized bump on the gums around the tooth.

Sudden Discoloration of the Tooth

Sudden discoloration of a tooth without any trauma.

Dr. Jeffrey N. Suffoletta, DMD
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Ran Maron
Ran Maron
18:32 31 Oct 19
Dr. Jeffrey Suffoletta and his office staff are wonderful. They are professional and honest and kind. I would highly... recommend them to anyone looking for the best dentist in Las Vegas. Their office is using the newest technology and it makes the visit to the dentist so much more comfortable .read more
Brenda Dunton
Brenda Dunton
20:37 25 Oct 19
I have been going to Dr. Suffoletta for around eight years now. I have never found a friendlier caring dentist and the... staff there are so caring and excellent. I love my dentist and his team!!!!read more
05:10 18 Oct 19
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Maria Laroya
Maria Laroya
21:16 23 Sep 19
If you're looking for a dentist and dental team that provides exceptional and friendly service I highly recommend Dr.... Suffoletta & Karah (dental hygienist)! First, I'll tell you about his front office staff who are professional, welcoming and kind. From scheduling, explaining insurance benefits, and coming into the office they are very friendly and knowledgeable in handling everything. It is nice to speak with Joanne and Nicky because they are diligent in finding answers to any questions that I have, and they really take the time with their explanations. When you enter their office for your appointment the staff has always been very welcoming to my family and me. I love that they offer something to drink when I arrive. My dental hygienist, Karah, is absolutely caring, gentle, and always provides the best education when it comes to dental health. I really look forward to my cleaning visits with her. She is a master of her craft, but is so gentle at the same time. I had one bad experience years ago with a hygienist at another practice, and after that horrible experience this is why I felt like I struck gold when I met Karah. I have been her patient ever since! Karah is one of the reasons why I have become more diligent about my dental health. She gives great education, support, and encouragement, which I feel is essential in remembering to maintain healthy dental habits at home & until your next visit. Dr. Suffoletta is a great dentist, and I say this based on his professionalism, his positive attitude, and caring demeanor when you meet him. I could tell that he tries to get to know his patients by the way he spoke with me and my daughter, and asked about our family & our hobbies. It’s nice to have a dentist who is interested in your life beyond your teeth & gums! I was suffering from sensitivity in my gums; specifically in one area where I had a filling by another dentist at a completely different practice. The sensitivity that I was experiencing prior to meeting Dr. Suffoletta was so unbearable that drinking and eating foods was not enjoyable. Even breathing or laughing was unbearable because once air touched my gums I could feel the pain from the sensitivity! The other dentist said that there wasn’t anything he could do. I was so disgusted that it seemed like he didn’t care, and that I would have to live with this sensitivity for the rest of my life!! Dr. Suffoletta re-did the filling, and he explained everything that he was doing, and based on the x-rays explained what was causing my sensitivity. He also provided great education to maintain healthy gums and teeth. Ever since Dr. Suffoletta treated me I have not had any sensitivity or issues with my gums or teeth!! For that, I am truly grateful!read more
Kathy Burke
Kathy Burke
02:21 01 Feb 19
I work in the medical field and the first thing I look at is the cleanliness of the space, it’s impeccable! The... staff anticipates your arrival, greets you by name, keeps you informed of next step in the process. It’s easy to be in an office for a lengthy amount of time when you know exactly what you’re waiting for and next steps in the process. The entire staff is super friendly and every time they come near you they introduce more
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