Root canal treatment saves broken, damaged teeth and relieves pain

Root canal therapy gives relief to some of the most painful dental problems. It quickly relieves pain that comes when tooth decay reaches the nerve canal or when the nerve is exposed from trauma. It is the only way to save natural teeth that have damage to the nerve of the tooth.

Usually, the other treatment choice is to pull the tooth. Tooth loss is devastating to your oral health and overall well-being. Pulling a tooth is always the last resort. 

RCT at Z Dentistry in Reno, Nevada 

Illustration of root canal

Dr. George Zatarain and our team work closely with our patients in Sparks, Sun Valley, Lovelock, Truckee, Portola, Doyle, and the surrounding region. With patients we see regularly, we quickly respond to changes or new problems. So, we often catch conditions like tooth decay before they damage the nerve of the tooth.

Dr. Z can tell you if you need a root canal; however, here are few of the signs that you need to call for an appointment now.

Painful toothaches when chewing food or biting down 

Pimple-like spots on the gums 

Tooth sensitivity, especially to hot or cold temperatures, foods, and drinks 

Persistent sensitivity (even after the heat, cold, or source of sensitivity has been removed)

Swelling and tenderness of your gums

Dark or dusky-colored gums 

Chips or cracks 

If you feel any of these signs, please call now for an exam by Dr. Z.

The process 

If you and Dr. Z decide to do a root canal, you will feel better quickly. Your tooth will be numbed to take away the pain. A root canal is like a “deep cleaning” to the insides of a tooth. A small opening s is made in the tooth. Then the nerve canals are cleaned to remove infected or damaged nerve tissues. The nerve canals are sterilized and shaped, then sealed.Medicine is put into the opening to prevent re-infection.

The treatment is usually wecompleted with a dental crown to protect and strengthen the treated tooth. Treated teeth can be cared for hassle-free, just like other healthy teeth. By maintaining good oral hygiene at home and professional visits to our office in northwest Reno, NV, your treated tooth will serve you for years to come.

Call Z Dentistry at (775) 451-0616 to schedule an appointment. Root canal therapy has a remarkable track record. We may be able to save your aching tooth!

Root Canal
Root canal therapy is a very common procedure. It has a reputation of being undesirable and painful. But when done properly it is actually painless. Every tooth in your mouth is composed of a crown and a root. When a cavity or bacteria penetrates the tooth, the root and its nerves become irritated. As a result, the bacteria within the pulp cavity needs to be removed and cleaned in order to restore the tooth to its healthy state. Following the procedure, the tooth is fragile and consequently is restored with the natural crown for a lifetime of durability. Root canals have a success rate of 95% or greater. Most root canal are diagnosed by patients’ sensitivities to a specific tooth. Be sure to consult your dentist any symptoms or discomfort occur.