Skilled Albuquerque Root Canal Therapy Services

Dealing with the pain and stress of an infected tooth can cause a major disruption in your life. At Gallegos Family Dentistry, our dedicated dental team is committed to providing compassionate root canal therapy to get you out of pain and back to good oral health. We're passionate about helping you as soon as possible and provide same-day appointments whenever feasible. Our aim is restoring your dental health fast so you can return to your normal routine.

We understand that the prospect of root canal treatment can be daunting, but our team is here to support you throughout, offering a reliable path forward to get your dental health back on track. Our team has worked hard to create a relaxing, comfortable office where you can feel at ease.

We look forward to meeting you and helping you get relief from dental pain with our tooth-saving root canal treatments. Contact us today and schedule your Albuquerque root canal treatment!


What Is Root Canal Treatment?

Root canal treatment is a procedure designed to address infections in the inner structure of your tooth. When teeth are damaged or allowed to decay over time, bacteria can enter the sensitive tissue where blood vessels and nerves are located. If bacteria reach these inner tissues, also known as dental pulp, they can cause infection.

Infections of dental pulp can lead to severe pain, swelling, and other dangerous complications. Root canal therapy involves removing the infected pulp, cleaning the area, and sealing the tooth roots to prevent further infection. Depending on the situation, our root canal therapy will often involve the placement of either a filling or restorative crown to provide strength and protection.

Do I Need Root Canal Treatment?

Determining whether you require root canal therapy can be challenging, as tooth pain can stem from different sources. When you're experiencing severe tooth pain, your best course is to contact our dentist immediately. Some of the signs to look out for include:

  • Painful gums
  • Increased sensitivity to temperature changes
  • Darkening of tooth enamel
  • Severe tooth pain while chewing
  • Pus and swelling around the affected tooth

Our Root Canal Therapy Process

At Gallegos Family Dentistry, we prioritize your comfort and provide relief for your pain before treating your tooth infection. Our skilled dentist will work to maximize your comfort during the procedure. The root canal treatment process is straightforward and generally involves three phases:

  1. Consultation & Diagnosis: We begin with a consultation and oral examination to assess the extent of your issue. If root canal therapy is necessary, we'll proceed with treatment to save your tooth.
  2. Infection Removal & Treatment: Our team will carefully remove the infected pulp and disinfect the root canals to eliminate bacteria. This step is crucial for preventing further infection and alleviating pain. After sanitizing the root canals, we'll pack them with special body-safe material to minimize the chance of reinfection.
  3. Restoration: Depending on your situation, we may place a crown at the same appointment after treating your tooth. However, when infections are sufficiently advanced, we may schedule a follow-up to allow you to recover before placing the crown. Ultimately, we want to make sure your treatment is long-lasting and effective, and we'll never rush placing your crown.

Is Root Canal Treatment Painful?

While root canal therapy is known for being painful, this is a commonly held misunderstanding. The discomfort you experience with an infected tooth is due to the infection. Root canal treatments are responsible for treating and relieving that pain. Our dentist will make your appointment as comfortable as possible, using effective local anesthesia and providing breaks if needed. Many patients have reported the experience is like getting a cavity treated.

Albuquerque Endodontic Treatment FAQs

We understand that you might have questions about root canal therapy. That's why we always strive to provide prompt answers and easily understandable information. Here are some common queries we address:

Are there alternatives to root canal therapy for an infected tooth?

While root canal therapy is the best choice for treating infected teeth and preserving your teeth, extractions may be your only option in cases of severe damage or advanced infections. If a tooth can't be saved, we might consider extraction and replacement with dental implants. We'll speak to you about your options in detail during your visit.

The duration of the procedure can vary based on the complexity of your case. In most situations, we aim to complete the treatment in one or two visits.

In many cases, we recommend dental crowns to protect and strengthen the treated tooth. We'll discuss the best option for your situation during your appointment.

Your Endodontic Treatment Team in Albuquerque

At Gallegos Family Dentistry, we're passionate about getting you back to good oral health. Our skilled dental team is committed to providing you with compassionate, prompt care, prioritizing tooth infection treatments for same-day appointments. We'll work with you to get you out of pain, save your teeth, and minimize the chances of reinfection. Contact us today to schedule your same-day root canal appointment and get the Albuquerque endodontic treatment you need for your infected tooth.



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4411 Montaño Road Northwest, Suite D
Albuquerque, New Mexico 87120

(505) 308-1705

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