Root Canal Therapy – Albuquerque, NM
We Can Protect & Preserve Natural Teeth
Our teeth have three layers. The innermost layer contains the pulpy material that makes up the tooth’s nerve. Sometimes, because of a deep cavity or an injury, bacteria can get inside this layer and cause an infection that kills the pulp, stimulates blood flow, and creates pressure inside the tooth. If left untreated, you may need to have your infected tooth extracted. However, if treated quickly with root canal therapy in Albuquerque , your tooth can be saved instead. Call our office today if you suspect you may be suffering from a severely infected tooth that requires root canal treatment.
Why Choose Us for Root Canal Therapy?
- Over 1,000 Hours of Continuing Education
- Sedation Dentistry Available
- Caring & Highly Skilled Team
Do I Need Root Canal Therapy?
Not all instances of decay or damage require root canal therapy. Oftentimes, these issues can be remedied with the help of a dental filling or crown. However, if you begin to notice any of the following signs, it may be time to call your dentist in Albuquerque for help:
- Tooth sensitivity
- Increasingly painful toothache that lasts several days
- Pain when attempting to bite down or chew
- Swollen, red gums that are tender to the touch
- Pimple-like bumps that form on the gums near the infected tooth
- Loose tooth
Identifying these symptoms early on will help you to get the treatment needed to ensure the health and future of your smile.
The Root Canal Process
Before the process is to begin, we will make sure you are calm and comfortable. Administering local anesthesia and sedation dentistry , if necessary, we will wait until you are in a more relaxed state before starting.
During a root canal, Dr. Boehmer will create an opening in the crown of the tooth before removing your nerve and any trace of infection from inside the tooth. Once the tooth is thoroughly sanitized, and bacteria are removed, she will fill the area with a safe, biocompatible substance and cover it with a protective crown that restores your tooth’s structure, strength, and appearance.
Are you experiencing a severe toothache, sensitivity to hot or cold foods and drinks, or swelling/tenderness? Let us evaluate your situation and make a treatment recommendation. A root canal may be what you need to enjoy good oral health and well-being again.
The Benefits of Getting a Root Canal
Root canals often get a bad reputation for being a dental procedure that causes much pain. The truth, however, is that this helpful service removes discomfort by eliminating the infection, which is the cause of the pain. Other significant benefits that can come from this type of procedure include:
- Being able to maintain more of your natural tooth structure as opposed to losing much of your tooth because of the use of traditional amalgam.
- Keeping your natural tooth for longer instead of removing it and turning to replacement methods that take time and are often costly.
- A procedure that remains virtually painless because of the anesthesia administered as well as sedation dentistry that is available for patients in need