Why endodontics may be the best option for Las Vegas, NV patients
Patients who are struggling with a diseased or infected tooth are not only dealing with pain. They are also at a point where they need to decide the best treatment for their health. In many instances, when the dental pulp is affected, Las Vegas, NV area patients should consider endodontics.
What is endodontics?
Endodontics is oral surgery within a tooth. It typically refers to endodontic therapy or “root canals.” The dentist performs a root canal to access the inner portion of the tooth, removing pulp. Dental pulp is a mass of tissues that includes blood supply and nerves. By removing pulp, sterilizing the inner canals of the tooth, and sealing the area, the dentist helps the patient retain a natural tooth. The procedure effectively eliminates infection, and the resulting pressure and pain.
Why choose endodontics?
The primary benefit of endodontics is the ability save natural tooth structure. Otherwise, the only way to treat an infected tooth is have it extracted. Extractions are costly and leave the patients needing a tooth replacement solution such as a denture, dental implant, or bridge. These may require special care and replacement over time. Instead, by removing the dental pulp and keeping the tooth in place, patients save money, time, and inconvenience. This is incredibly important to many of our patients seeking the best option for their smile when infection or disease occurs. Our team often recommends the advantages of endodontics.
Endodontics is best!
Instead of having your own teeth extracted, and dealing with restorations, consider the benefits of endodontic therapy. Dr. Christopher Lim walks patients through the process and lets them know the issues associated with alternatives. He can be contacted at 702-666-8584. The practice is conveniently located in Las Vegas, NV at 6090 South Fort Apache Road, Suite 120, and new patients are welcome.