Root Canal Therapy

What is a root canal?

A root canal is one of the most common dental procedures performed, well over 14 million every year. This simple treatment can save your natural teeth and prevent the need of dental implants or bridges.

At the center of your tooth is pulp. Pulp is a collection of blood vessels that helps to build the surrounding tooth. Infection of the pulp can be caused by trauma to the tooth, deep decay, cracks and chips, or repeated dental procedures. Symptoms of the infection can be identified as visible injury or swelling of the tooth, sensitivity to temperature or pain in the tooth and gums.

If you experience any of these symptoms, your dentist will most likely recommend non-surgical treatment to eliminate the diseased pulp. This injured pulp is removed and the root canal system is thoroughly cleaned and sealed. This therapy usually involves local anesthesia and may be completed in one or more visits depending on the treatment required. Success for this type of treatment occurs in about 90% of cases. If your tooth is not amenable to endodontic treatment or the chance of success is unfavorable, you will be informed at the time of consultation or when a complication becomes evident during or after treatment. We use local anesthesia to eliminate discomfort. 

An example of a healthy tooth
Healthy Tooth
A tooth anatomy diagram highlighting pulp dentin and canal
Tooth Anatomy
A visual of tooth inflammation showing tooth decay and a inflamed pulp
Inflammation
A representation of a tooth with its canals cleaned
Cleaned Canals
An illustration of root canal filling of a tooth
Filling Placed
An example of a tooth healed by root canal therapy
Healed Tooth

What happens after treatment?

When your root canal therapy has been completed, a record of your treatment will be sent to your restorative dentist. You should contact their office for a follow-up restoration within a few weeks of completion at our office. Your restorative dentist will decide on what type of restoration is necessary to protect your tooth. It is rare for endodontic patients to experience complications after routine endodontic treatment or microsurgery. If a problem does occur, however, we are available at all times to respond. To prevent further decay, continue to practice good dental hygiene.

How much will it cost?

The cost associated with this procedure can vary depending on factors such as the severity of damage to the affected tooth and which tooth is affected. In general, endodontic treatment is much less expensive than tooth removal and replacement with an artificial tooth.

Las Vegas Endodontics

5 out of 5 stars based on 8 Root Canal reviews.

Latest Patient Review

Dr. Hansen was absolutely the best!!! Been going to Dentists for 50 + years first root canal that went this smooth.

- Jimmy W

5 out of 5 stars on
Procedure
Root Canal
Was This Your First Visit?
Yes
Did You Have Scheduled Appointment?
Yes
Will You Return For Additional Care If Needed?
Yes
Would You Recommend Us To A Friend?
Yes
Courtesy / Friendliness Shown To You By Our Staff Over The Phone:
Top drawer, all the way!!!!
Ease Of Scheduling Your Appointment With Our Office:
Couldn't have been easier!
Waiting Time:
Zero
Overall Staff Rating:
Rating: 5
Overall Doctor Rating:
Rating: 5
Probably should be a 6th star!!!

Latest Patient Review

I was very nervous but doctor hanson & staff put me at ease. I had a root canal and didn't feel a thing.

- Anonymous

5 out of 5 stars on
Procedure
Root Canal
Was This Your First Visit?
Yes
Did You Have Scheduled Appointment?
Yes
Will You Return For Additional Care If Needed?
Yes
Would You Recommend Us To A Friend?
Yes
Overall Staff Rating:
Rating: 5
Overall Doctor Rating:
Rating: 5

Latest Patient Review

Doctor Hansen did a root canal on one of my teeth in the very back. This is a very difficult procedure from what I have been told. I was comfortable the entire time. What is the price for immediate relief? Dr. Hansen did the who procedure in less than hour. Thank you LV Endodontics!

- Ryan J

5 out of 5 stars on
Procedure
Root Canal
Was This Your First Visit?
Yes
Did You Have Scheduled Appointment?
No
Will You Return For Additional Care If Needed?
Yes
Would You Recommend Us To A Friend?
Yes
Courtesy / Friendliness Shown To You By Our Staff Over The Phone:
Very friendly and professional
Ease Of Scheduling Your Appointment With Our Office:
I called and they were booked out, but then they called me back the next day with a cancellation and I got right in.
Waiting Time:
less than 5 minutes, very aware and repectful of my time constraints
Overall Staff Rating:
Rating: 5
Very well trained and friendly
Overall Doctor Rating:
Rating: 5
Very comfortable the entire time.

Latest Patient Review

Dr. Hansen did what other dental professionals were not prepared to do. I had pain radiating through the entire left side of my upper and lower jaws. I wasn’t sure exactly which teeth were involved. After living on Ibuprofen for over a month while consulting with dental professionals, I reached the end of my rope and needed to get out of pain, it was now affecting my everyday activities. The general consensus during multiple dental consults was that my upper left wisdom tooth was the problem, and recommended that I should have it removed because a root canal was too complicated. I seriously considered that as an immediate fix, but knew that if I had my top wisdom tooth removed, I would have had to take out the bottom wisdom tooth, because it would be out of function. I was not ok with the idea of removing two teeth because it is the easier option. Dr. Hansen understood my situation, and went above and beyond to address my needs. He listened to my concerns and used 3D imaging to narrow down which teeth were having problems. He figured out that my wisdom tooth and also the molar in front of it, both needed root canals, and that they were the true source of the pain. I was relieved to finally have a skilled doctor that could handle what others considered to be too difficult, and took the time to do the right thing. After diagnosing the problem, within no time at all, Dr. Hansen had both root canals finished, and I was pain free. I even got a call to make sure I was feeling better. The staff is extremely friendly, accommodating, and well-trained. I highly recommend this office, and wish to express my thanks to Dr. Hansen!!

- David J

5 out of 5 stars on
Procedure
Root Canal
Was This Your First Visit?
Yes
Did You Have Scheduled Appointment?
Yes
Will You Return For Additional Care If Needed?
Yes
Would You Recommend Us To A Friend?
Yes
Courtesy / Friendliness Shown To You By Our Staff Over The Phone:
Top notch
Ease Of Scheduling Your Appointment With Our Office:
Extremely Easy
Waiting Time:
1 minute
Overall Staff Rating:
Rating: 5
Wonderful
Overall Doctor Rating:
Rating: 5
Dr. Hansen

Latest Patient Review

I had four root canals done today. Dr. Christensen was very kind, patient and skilled. I had absolutely no pain during this very long procedure. His assistant, Stephanie, made me feel very relaxed and comfortable. This was a very positive experience. Thank you .

- Sue G

5 out of 5 stars on
Procedure
Root Canal
Was This Your First Visit?
No
Did You Have Scheduled Appointment?
Yes
Will You Return For Additional Care If Needed?
Yes
Would You Recommend Us To A Friend?
Yes
Courtesy / Friendliness Shown To You By Our Staff Over The Phone:
Every one in the ofice is professional and kind.
Ease Of Scheduling Your Appointment With Our Office:
Very easy
Waiting Time:
None
Overall Staff Rating:
Rating: 5
Excellent
Overall Doctor Rating:
Rating: 5
Excellent

Latest Patient Review

This office should be an example of a great Dr. office. Outstanding professionals, beginning with the receptionist, to the nurses, and finally the Doctor! Most ethical office!

- Ed Sarmast M

5 out of 5 stars on
Procedure
Root Canal
Was This Your First Visit?
Yes
Did You Have Scheduled Appointment?
Yes
Will You Return For Additional Care If Needed?
Yes
Would You Recommend Us To A Friend?
Yes
Courtesy / Friendliness Shown To You By Our Staff Over The Phone:
Excellent courtesy/friendliness
Ease Of Scheduling Your Appointment With Our Office:
Quite easy
Waiting Time:
Minimum
Overall Staff Rating:
Rating: 5
Awesom staff 5 stars
Overall Doctor Rating:
Rating: 5
Outstanding Professional Doctor! 5 stars

Latest Patient Review

The staff was very friendly and knowledgeable. They made me feel comfortable and welcome. There was no excessive waiting to be seen. I filled out the paperwork and within a few minutes I was in a chair getting examined and prepped for my procedure. Dr. Brizzee and his assistant Sandy worked together like clockwork. Like watching two dancers who've been dancing together for years. They made the procedure as painless as possible, always keeping me informed of what was going on and what they were doing. Their obvious skill and experience showed through and was a comfort knowing I was in such good hands. I will highly recommend this office to others.

- Carl P

5 out of 5 stars on
Procedure
Root Canal
Was This Your First Visit?
Yes
Did You Have Scheduled Appointment?
Yes
Will You Return For Additional Care If Needed?
Yes
Would You Recommend Us To A Friend?
Yes
Courtesy / Friendliness Shown To You By Our Staff Over The Phone:
Exceptional
Ease Of Scheduling Your Appointment With Our Office:
Very easy
Waiting Time:
none
Overall Staff Rating:
Rating: 5
Overall Doctor Rating:
Rating: 5

Latest Patient Review

Very professional staff....knows what they are doing, and does it well. I was prepared to suffer...but it didn't happen. Not exactly convivial, but a favorable situation, that required attention.

- loren s

5 out of 5 stars on
Procedure
Root Canal
Was This Your First Visit?
Yes
Did You Have Scheduled Appointment?
Yes
Will You Return For Additional Care If Needed?
Yes
Would You Recommend Us To A Friend?
Yes
Courtesy / Friendliness Shown To You By Our Staff Over The Phone:
great staff....well organized, and calibrated to business at hand.
Ease Of Scheduling Your Appointment With Our Office:
yes, via my Dentist.
Waiting Time:
20 minutes
Overall Staff Rating:
Rating: 5
Overall Doctor Rating:
Rating: 5