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I’d Rather Have a Root Canal

Have you ever heard someone say, “It was worse than a root canal?” Most of us in Las Vegas are used to hearing root canals compared to some genuinely unpleasant circumstances, but Drs. Wagner, Cannon, Lawler, & Nelson would like to set the record straight and talk about how root canals can do some serious dental good.

Root Canals Save Teeth

Here it comes, the question on everyone’s mind – why on Earth would you want a root canal?! There is one thing all dentists in Las Vegas and beyond will agree on – saving your natural teeth is always the best option. There are many ways that Drs. Wagner, Cannon, Lawler, & Nelson can replace missing or damaged teeth, but nothing is as good as the real thing. If you have a tooth with inflamed or infected pulp, a root canal can eliminate the infection and save it. Thus, root canals are preferable to extraction. Here are some more advantages of endodontic root canal treatment:

  • Natural appearance
  • Efficient chewing
  • Tolerance of normal bite force and sensation
  • Surrounding teeth are protected from extra wear and/or strain

Root Canals Get Rid of Pain

Perhaps if you had a root canal before modern techniques and anesthetic options, it would live up to its reputation. Fortunately, that is no longer the case today. If you have had a root canal, you are six times more likely to say that it was “painless” than those that have never experienced the procedure. The truth is, root canals eliminate pain by removing infected, damaged tissues. When Drs. Wagner, Cannon, Lawler, & Nelson perform a root canal they clean out the infection, sterilizes/disinfects the inside of the tooth, use a rubber sealant to fill the gap, and then place a crown or filling on top to protect the tooth. Once it is done, the tooth functions just like its neighbors. Voila, your tooth is now healthy again!

At Wagner Dental, we love changing people’s minds about root canals, so please give us a call to find out if you can benefit from this treatment. Maybe then you’ll start saying, “That was almost as pleasant as a root canal!”


Sources

http://www.webmd.com/oral-health/root-canals

http://www.aae.org/patients/treatments-and-procedures/root-canals/myths-about-root-canals-and-root-canal-pain.aspx

http://www.aae.org/patients/treatments-and-procedures/root-canals/root-canals.aspx

Dr. Ron Wagner and Dr. Kent Wagner have been serving as dentists in the Las Vegas community for over 30 years. Their high tech office offers the latest in dental technology including digital X-rays, intra-oral cameras, ZOOM! whitening system, and diode lasers. We also offer same day crowns with the latest in CEREC technology. What does this mean for you? Less time in our office and more time to do the things you want to do. With CEREC crowns there is no second appointment, no temporaries, and fewer injections. You will leave our office in about an hour with a new, metal free, porcelain crown.

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