Root Canals

Smiling beautiful young womanAre you suffering from a toothache that has you hurting a lot of your day? Maybe all day (and night?) If so, Dr. Thompson and our caring, well-trained team would like to help you.
We care about you and do not want to see you suffer. Our busy lives require us to be healthy to accomplish the goals we have, and having good health–both oral and all-over–is essential to our success.

We at Battle Mountain Dental can offer you relief from your toothache with a root canal treatment. Years ago, the idea of a root canal caused some worry or concern. But today, with the many up-to-date general dentistry innovations and technology, root canals are usually far less painful than the toothache they are eliminating!

What is a Root Canal?

A root canal is a procedure that is used when the root pulp in a tooth becomes infected. Tooth pulp was an essential part of the tooth when you were younger–it helped the tooth mature. However, once the tooth is mature, tooth pulp is no longer necessary and it can become infected. This infection is what causes your toothache.

What is the Root Canal process?

  1. stock27First, Dr. Thompson will give you a regular exam. This helps him analyze your overall dental health. If he finds problems (which, of course, is probable if you have a toothache!) he may recommend a root canal.
  2. He will numb the area and then clean out the infected tooth pulp.
  3. Once this is complete, he will place some antibiotic medicine.
  4. Finally, he will either put tooth-colored filling material on the repaired tooth, or, if needed, he will place a dental crown onto the tooth to make sure the tooth is fully protected.

Getting a root canal may sound like a huge procedure and if you are at all concerned about it, we do offer dental sedation to help you feel relaxed and comfortable. If you believe you need a root canal, call today! We are ready to help relieve your pain and give you the oral health you want.

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Battle Mountain Dental
W. Todd Thompson, DMD

100 Carson Road, Suite 1
Battle Mountain, NV 89820
Phone: 775-635-3300
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