Comprehensive Care From Our Expert Dentist
In the past, root canals have gotten a reputation for being painful procedures, but modern technology in the field of dentistry has changed that! Dr. Atencio can ensure that your root canal in Reno, NV, and the Carson City and Sparks, NV, areas is entirely painless, and will help you to minimize any discomfort after you return home.
If you feel anxious about your root canal, we also offer relaxation techniques and sedation dentistry options to help put you at ease. At Atencio Dentistry, your comfort is as much a priority as your dental health!
What Is a Root Canal?
A root canal is a procedure used to salvage a tooth by removing an infected and damaged root nerve. The surgery involves gently removing the nerve and pulp to prevent further damage to the surrounding teeth and gum.
Even though endodontics is often referred to as a root canal, the root itself does not get removed. Rather, the soft tissue from inside the structure gets removed. If decay is minimal, a small filling will be required. If decay is more extensive, root canal therapy will be required.
What Can Cause Infected Pulp in Your Tooth?
- A deep cavity
- Repeated dental procedures
- A cracked or broken tooth
- Injury to the tooth (even if there’s not a visible crack or chip)
Are Root Canals Painful?
Most of the time, a root canal is a relatively simple procedure with little or no discomfort involving one to three visits. Best of all, it can save your tooth and your smile! If you continue to care for your teeth and gums your restored tooth could last a lifetime.
If you find yourself nervous about the prospect of a root canal, let us know! Dr. Atencio and our team always want you to feel comfortable and pain-free, and we will work with you to ensure your entire visit with us is stress-free.
Learn More About Root Canals in Reno, NV & the Carson City & Sparks, NV, Areas
To experience our award-winning dental care, schedule your Complimentary New Patient Consultation today by calling (775) 829-8684. You may also use our convenient online form. Your appointment includes the following:
- Discuss Your Goals
- Digital X-Rays As Needed
- Complete Exam
- In-Depth Consultation
During your appointment, we will take the time to explain our treatment process and answer any questions you may have. We look forward to helping you reach your best smile!