What is root canal therapy?

Root canal therapy is an endodontic treatment that can restore a tooth that is damaged by infection or severe injury. When a tooth is significantly infected or damaged, our skilled dentists may perform root canal therapy to restore your oral health and function. Completed in just one or two visits to our dental office in Las Vegas, Nevada, root canal therapy involves removing the damaged interior of the tooth and replacing it with special medicated dental materials. Thanks to local anesthetic, root canal therapy is a comfortable procedure. Dr. Luth and Dr. Heideman provide root canal therapy for all anterior teeth and some posterior teeth for your convenience. Once the treatment is complete, they will place a custom dental crown over the tooth for protection and beauty.

Do I need root canal therapy?

You may need root canal therapy if your tooth is infected or significantly damaged. Common symptoms of tooth infection include:

  • Tooth pain when biting and chewing
  • Severe tooth sensitivity
  • Tenderness and swelling in the nearby gums

Root canal therapy can alleviate these symptoms and restore your oral health. Call us today at Luth & Heideman Center for Dental Care if you have any dental pain so we can take care of your smile soon.