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Sedation Dentistry in Summerlin
At Desert Sky Dental, we’re qualified and have earned accreditation and permission by the Nevada State Board of Dental Examiners to provide IV sedation to our patients. We are a safe and ideal place for all your dental needs.
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Frequently Asked Questions about Root Canals
When the core of your tooth, known as the dental pulp, is damaged, a root canal procedure may be needed. In fact, some 15 million root canals are performed every year. While the damage is often detected early, sudden or persistent pain in the tooth, surrounding gums, or swelling may require quick action.
How do I know if I need a root canal?
No matter what you’re experiencing, our dental team will look for all possible causes and solutions prior to any major procedure. Here are some of the signs that you may need a root canal:
- Severe toothache
- Prolonged sensitivity to heat or cold
- Discoloration of the tooth
- Swelling or tenderness in the adjacent gums
We know that dental emergencies are often impossible to plan for. That’s why our Desert Sky Summerlin Emergency Dentistry team accepts walk-ins. Rest easy knowing our team is ready to assist you in whatever way we can, whenever you need it.
Frequently Asked Questions about Removal/Extraction
Sometimes, tooth decay or infection can cause too much damage and require a tooth be removed. Luckily, there’s no need to go on with the pain or discomfort caused by these issues. We’ll do all we can to save your tooth, but if required, we will set you up as soon as possible to remove the affected tooth.
In the case of infected or decayed teeth that have not fully emerged, such as wisdom teeth, tooth extraction may be needed. In the case of severe pain, we’ll do all we can to help and get your extraction done as soon as possible.
How long does it take to recover from tooth removal?
While no two people are the same, tooth removal is considered a fairly minor procedure, and usually takes people off work for 1-4 days, depending on the level of physical activity needed for their job. Icing and over-the-counter pain medication are often all that is required. Your dentists will go over any questions you have and help ensure you recover in the expected time.
How is tooth extraction done?
The way tooth extraction is done depends on the number of teeth that need to be removed and how deeply they are in the gums. In some cases, a local anesthetic may be all that’s needed. In others, we may use general anesthesia.
With tooth extraction, the patient is numbed or put under, and the gum is cut to expose the affected tooth. This is then removed by your dentist (in some cases, by breaking it up), and a few stitches may be used to ensure proper healing.
How long does it take to recover from a tooth extraction?
Your dentist will go over your expected recovery with you in detail and ensure you’re on the road to a speedy recovery. This can take 1 to 2 weeks, depending on the individual case. Pain medication, icing, and other means may be used to improve your recovery.