R. Lobato & Associates - Summerlin, Las Vegas

Root Canal in Summerlin, Las Vegas

Root canal treatments can be meticulous, swift, and generally comfortable, offering prompt relief and preserving your natural tooth.
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Saving Your Natural Tooth

Root canal treatment involves removing the tooth’s pulp (the living tissue inside) and filling the space with special dental materials to restore the tooth’s functionality. This therapy not only maintains your natural tooth, enhancing its longevity, but also safeguards the jaw bone and surrounding tissues. Preserving your natural tooth can prevent further discomfort and additional expenses in the future.

Indications that you might need root canal therapy include:

  • Sensitivity to temperature changes (hot and cold).
  • Intense pain in the tooth.
  • Redness or swelling of the gums around the affected tooth.
  • Discoloration of the tooth.
  • The presence of an abscess (or pimple-like swelling) on the gums.

Cost of a Root Canal in Summerlin, Las Vegas The cost of a root canal in Summerlin, Las Vegas, varies, but it’s generally a more economical choice in the long term compared to other dental treatments. With a typical insurance plan, the average out-of-pocket cost for root canal therapy ranges from approximately $200 to $500+. After conducting an oral examination, we can provide a precise quote for your insurance company, helping you determine your actual out-of-pocket expenses. Without insurance, the cost for a root canal can range from $600 to $1200+.

The wide range in cost estimates is due to several factors considered when quoting root canal therapy, including:

  • The severity of the infection.
  • The specific location of the infection in your mouth.
  • The health of the surrounding teeth and gums.
  • Any complications that may require additional time or specialized expertise.

It’s important to note that no dental practice can offer an accurate quote over the phone. Each case is unique, so a personal consultation with a dentist is essential to evaluate your specific situation and discuss all available treatment options.

Alternative Treatments to Root Canals An abscess or infection in your tooth is a serious health concern and requires urgent attention. While many view root canals as a necessary procedure to alleviate severe dental pain, they are crucial for removing infections that could spread and become life-threatening. Our commitment is to challenge the negative perceptions of root canal therapy, prioritizing your comfort and peace of mind.

If you suspect an infection but are hesitant about a root canal, we encourage you to contact us regardless. We will not proceed with any treatment without your complete understanding and consent. Our goal is to resolve your infection, and we may have alternative treatment options available.

Root Canal Treatment

A root canal treatment typically involves one or two visits to the dentist or an endodontist. Here’s an overview of our root canal procedure:

Diagnosis & Treatment Planning

  • The process begins with an X-ray of the affected tooth and surrounding bone to determine the cause of your symptoms.
  • Antibiotics may be prescribed to manage infection and inflammation. The pain from an abscess, often a significant discomfort during a root canal, is primarily due to infected swelling. Reducing this inflammation beforehand can alleviate pain during the procedure.

Preparation

  • Prior to the root canal, we ensure the area is thoroughly numbed for your comfort. This includes numbing the gums, teeth, and surrounding tissues.
  • Your comfort and peace of mind are our top priorities. Once you are comfortable, we drill an access hole into the tooth.
  • The pulp, bacteria, decayed nerve tissue, and debris are then meticulously removed.

Sealing the Tooth

  • Depending on the extent of the abscess, medication may be placed inside the tooth to eliminate any remaining infection.
  • If the treatment spans multiple visits, a temporary filling is used initially. You should start feeling some relief after this stage.
  • The tooth is permanently sealed only after it is completely cleaned and free from infection.

Cost of a Root Canal in Summerlin, Las Vegas

The cost of a root canal in Summerlin, Las Vegas, varies, but it’s generally a more economical choice in the long term compared to other dental treatments. With a typical insurance plan, the average out-of-pocket cost for root canal therapy ranges from approximately $200 to $500+. After conducting an oral examination, we can provide a precise quote for your insurance company, helping you determine your actual out-of-pocket expenses. Without insurance, the cost for a root canal can range from $600 to $1200+.

The wide range in cost estimates is due to several factors considered when quoting root canal therapy, including:

  • The severity of the infection.
  • The specific location of the infection in your mouth.
  • The health of the surrounding teeth and gums.
  • Any complications that may require additional time or specialized expertise.

It’s important to note that no dental practice can offer an accurate quote over the phone. Each case is unique, so a personal consultation with a dentist is essential to evaluate your specific situation and discuss all available treatment options.

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to schedule an initial consultation & exam.

Your consultation will include an examination of everything from your teeth, gums and soft tissues to the shape and condition of your bite. Generally, we want to see how your whole mouth looks and functions. Before we plan your treatment we want to know everything about the health and aesthetic of your smile, and, most importantly, what you want to achieve so we can help you get there.

Frequently Asked Questions

A root canal is a dental procedure used to treat infection at the center of a tooth (the root canal system). It involves removing the damaged area, cleaning and disinfecting it, and then filling and sealing it.

Modern root canal treatments are generally painless due to effective anesthesia and advanced techniques. Some discomfort may be experienced after the procedure, but it’s usually manageable with over-the-counter pain relievers.

You should wait until the numbness wears off to eat. It’s best to avoid hard or chewy foods for a few days.

Signs include severe toothache, sensitivity to hot or cold, swollen or tender gums, darkening of the tooth, and a visible abscess on the gums.

The main alternative is tooth extraction. However, saving your natural tooth is usually the better option. Your dentist can discuss the pros and cons based on your specific case.

Good oral hygiene practices, avoiding hard foods for a few days, and regular dental check-ups are important. Follow any specific instructions given by your dentist.

With proper care, a tooth that has had a root canal can last a lifetime.

Many dental insurance plans cover a portion of the cost of root canal treatment. It’s best to check with your specific provider for details.

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    I had a great experience with Dr. Truong and the entire staff during my new patient and filling appointments. Everyone is so kind, and the staff works together as a team. Dr. Truong and Kris, the hygienist, were thorough and great listeners. During my filling appointment I had painless numbing injections done by Dr. Truong, and he worked quickly while being so precise. I would recommend Dr. Lobato & Associates to anyone!
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    1 month ago
    Simply the best!! I've been a patient of Dr Lobato for many years and recently had some major dental work done and want to say what a great job! My teeth look fabulous and I highly recommend this dentist to anyone needing dental work-whether minor or extensive. Very professional, thorough and caring with his patients.
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    boyzie milner
    2 months ago
    I have been with doctor Lobato for over 20 years, BEFORE that time l went thru 3 dentist, before l met him. A few years ago they changed my plan and l had to change to another dentist. Which was a very miserable time for my teeth. I finally got the opportunity to change my health and Dr. Lobato was one of the first doctors l went back to. Now once again my teeth 😬 and my dental health is perfect again. Not only is he great so is his staff.
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    Danielle Miller
    4 months ago
    I absolutely love Dr. Lobato’s office! The front desk staff are always so sweet and friendly and I have the best hygienist that I’ve ever had. Dr. Lobato is also amazing. He always takes the time to talk to you and explains everything in terms that anyone can understand. I’m so glad I found their office. I actually look forward to going to the dentist’s office now! They’re the best!
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    Rachelle Smerz
    6 months ago
    Dr. Robin Lobato is the coolest most fun & professional dentist I’ve ever had!! It’s never been my favorite chair to land in , but he and his very courteous staff have made me feel my most comfortable when having to visit them! My hygienist Chris is so very kind and gentle . Jen & Shawna are superb dental assistants to Doc and caring in their own ways. Tiffany is always a pleasure to see and loves ‘cashing us out ‘ as my husband says 😉 I would highly recommend Dr. Robin Lobato & his staff👍
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    Alyssa Conway
    2 weeks ago
    I had a great experience with Dr. Truong and the entire staff during my new patient and filling appointments. Everyone is so kind, and the staff works together as a team. Dr. Truong and Kris, the hygienist, were thorough and great listeners. During my filling appointment I had painless numbing injections done by Dr. Truong, and he worked quickly while being so precise. I would recommend Dr. Lobato & Associates to anyone!
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    Patti Beck
    1 month ago
    Simply the best!! I've been a patient of Dr Lobato for many years and recently had some major dental work done and want to say what a great job! My teeth look fabulous and I highly recommend this dentist to anyone needing dental work-whether minor or extensive. Very professional, thorough and caring with his patients.
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    boyzie milner
    2 months ago
    I have been with doctor Lobato for over 20 years, BEFORE that time l went thru 3 dentist, before l met him. A few years ago they changed my plan and l had to change to another dentist. Which was a very miserable time for my teeth. I finally got the opportunity to change my health and Dr. Lobato was one of the first doctors l went back to. Now once again my teeth 😬 and my dental health is perfect again. Not only is he great so is his staff.
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    Danielle Miller
    4 months ago
    I absolutely love Dr. Lobato’s office! The front desk staff are always so sweet and friendly and I have the best hygienist that I’ve ever had. Dr. Lobato is also amazing. He always takes the time to talk to you and explains everything in terms that anyone can understand. I’m so glad I found their office. I actually look forward to going to the dentist’s office now! They’re the best!
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    Rachelle Smerz
    6 months ago
    Dr. Robin Lobato is the coolest most fun & professional dentist I’ve ever had!! It’s never been my favorite chair to land in , but he and his very courteous staff have made me feel my most comfortable when having to visit them! My hygienist Chris is so very kind and gentle . Jen & Shawna are superb dental assistants to Doc and caring in their own ways. Tiffany is always a pleasure to see and loves ‘cashing us out ‘ as my husband says 😉 I would highly recommend Dr. Robin Lobato & his staff👍
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