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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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03:10 07 Oct 20
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19:07 11 Aug 20
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Robyn Portnoff
20:44 04 Aug 20
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Rich Wagner
04:29 11 Jul 20
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