Troy J. Trobough DDS, serving the Las Vegas Valley for more than 20 years.

Root Canal Procedure

Offering Root Canal Service to Patients of All Ages in Northwest Las Vegas, Nevada

If you have ever avoided the dentist for fear of needing a root canal, you are not alone. Root canals continue to have a bad rep about what is actually involved in these common procedures, and people frequently worry about the level of pain they will experience during one of these treatments. The good news is that modern dentistry makes it easier than ever to have a root canal done without the pain and discomfort you might have heard others describe. Trobough Dental uses the latest technologies and anesthetic services to provide our patients with an experience that will be remembered as quick and easy, not painful and dreadful.

Root Canal Treatment in Summerlin Las Vegas, Nevada

What is a Root Canal and What Does it Involve?

A root canal is a simple procedure — that is quite routine in dental offices today — it requires the removal of infection from inside the tooth. The infection must be removed to prevent further damage from occurring in the affected tooth, as well as preventing the spread of infection to the gums and surrounding teeth. It is a necessary procedure to save a tooth in many cases, and although people often worry about having a root canal done, it is really nothing to worry about.

A root canal is a simple procedure in which the pulp of the tooth is cleaned and rid of infection. Root canals involve making a small hole in the top of the tooth, and then the infection can be scraped away and removed. Once the infection has been eliminated, the tooth can be filled with a biocompatible material that is meant to prevent the infection from returning, and stabilizes the tooth in its place.

The procedure is no more painful than having a traditional filling completed in our Las Vegas offices. Over-the-counter medications may be used to manage any discomfort.

Root canals can be completed in our office in usually one visit.

What Causes Problems That Require Root Canals?

Root canal issues come about because of inflammation or infection that is left untreated. If you are experiencing pain or discomfort in your teeth, Dr. Trobough will examine your teeth and gums to determine if an infection might be present. You might also require x-rays to confirm the infection. Tooth decay is commonly associated with root canals, and if left untreated, the damaged pulp could cause the tooth to die. In addition, trauma and injury to your mouth can cause a tooth to become infected and damaged to the point of needing a root canal.

How Do You Know if You Need a Root Canal?

You should consult with our dental office as soon as possible if you experience any of the following signs or symptoms related to your teeth:

  • Pain while chewing, talking, or touching your teeth
  • Red gums or swollen gums
  • Pain in your jaw or face
  • Pus coming from your gums
  • Headaches and numbness in your face

The friendly team at Trobough Dental can help you understand your options for treatment and can provide you with a comfortable experience if a root canal is deemed necessary.

Contact Trobough Dental Today

If you are experiencing pain in your teeth or gums, contact our office today to make an appointment. We will work with you to ensure the greatest likelihood of saving your tooth and ensure the experience is one of comfort from start to finish. Call or click to talk to one of our knowledgeable team members today.