Endodontics is the field of dental care that deals with the dental pulp, or the soft core within the center of your tooth containing the nerve tissue, blood vessels and connective tissue vital for your tooth’s continued health and strength. When this pulp becomes injured or infected, it can cause a number of problems for your oral health. Dr. France Nielson offers endodontic care to treat these problems, preserve your teeth and help you regain a healthy smile. To learn more about endodontics in Las Vegas, Nevada, and schedule a consultation, please call The Tooth Family Dental at 702-202-1603.

If you are experiencing symptoms such as severe tooth pain, prolonged sensitivity to hot or cold or tenderness when chewing, these could be signs indicating a problem within the tooth’s pulp. Without proper treatment, such conditions can escalate, leading to further dental complications or even the loss of the tooth. This is where endodontics comes into play.

The most commonly recognized procedure in endodontics is root canal therapy. This treatment is essential for saving a tooth that might otherwise need to be extracted. During a root canal, our skilled dentists will remove the damaged or infected pulp, carefully clean the inner chambers of the tooth and seal it to prevent any further infection. Following this, the tooth is usually restored with a crown, which helps protect and stabilize the tooth structure.

At times, even after a root canal, a tooth might not heal as expected or could experience recurrent problems. In such cases, additional endodontic treatments may be necessary. These can include root canal retreatment, which involves re-cleaning the canals and resealing the tooth, or an apicoectomy, where the tip of the root along with any surrounding infected tissue is removed. Less common treatments, such as pulpal debridement and pulpotomies, are also used to manage specific types of pulp exposure or infection.

We encourage you to reach out to our team if you are experiencing dental discomfort or wish to learn more about endodontic treatments. We are dedicated to helping you improve and maintain your dental health using the most advanced, effective and gentle techniques available. Our team will be happy to help you schedule a consultation and provide you with more information.