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Root Canal Therapy in Henderson

Man in pain holding cheekYour teeth are composed of several layers: the outside protective layer of enamel, the middle layer of dentin, and the inside layer of pulp (commonly referred to as the “nerve” of the tooth). A deep cavity, traumatic injury, or tooth fracture can make the canal susceptible to bacterial infection, which can kill the pulp and create painful pressure within the tooth. If you see a dentist in the earliest stages of this condition, the tooth may be saved with a root canal.

Will root canal therapy hurt?

Not with today's advanced anesthetics and technology. In fact, the entire process can be so comfortable that many patients doze off. Oftentimes, root canal therapy can be completed in a single appointment. We simply clean out the diseased canal, fill it with a rubber-like substance, seal it from further infection. While some patients experience post-procedural soreness or slight tissue inflammation, these are controllable with over-the-counter medication. Follow-up care involves thorough home hygiene and regular dental visits for cleanings and checkups.