By: Dr. Christopher Lim
Posted on: August 29, 2019
Endodontics is a specialty in dentistry that focuses on diseases of the dental pulp and treating them, usually with root canal therapy. However, patients in Las Vegas don’t have to see a specialist, they can visit Dr. Christopher Lim for root canal therapy.
A root canal, which is medically known as “root canal therapy,” is an endodontic treatment that is performed to save a tooth that is broken, infected, or diseased. Root canal therapy is performed right in the dental office at Hillside Dental. While many patients fear root canal therapy, it is nothing to fear. Patients are properly anesthetized and sedated if needed for the procedure and will not experience any pain during it.
During root canal therapy, an endodontics dentist will access the inner portion of the tooth through a very small opening created with specialty tools. Through this opening, the dentist will remove the dental pulp, the mass of tissues inside the tooth, and disinfect the inner canals. Then the tooth is sealed off and many times, a dental crown is placed over it to give it an extra layer of protection against further damage. This is a routine, effective procedure to save teeth that would otherwise be extracted.
Dr. Christopher Lim and his Las Vegas area team at Hillside Dental are committed to providing patients with a wide selection of treatments. If you want to find out more about endodontics, contact our practice today. We can walk you through the process of root canal therapy so you understand the situations in which it can be extremely helpful. Call 702-666-8584 to make an appointment with our front office team at 6090 South Fort Apache Road, Suite 120.