With years of experience in the field of dentistry, Dr. Gallegos and his team are capable of carrying out clean, painless and quick root canal treatments, so if you need to get this procedure and are looking for a dentist in Albuquerque, contact us today!
You might need a root canal treatment if your tooth is very sensitive to hot and cold temperatures if you experience pain while chewing or you if you have a swelling. By keeping the root canals cost relatively low, we also try to stimulate people to check their teeth routinely in order to avoid any expensive treatments.
Root canal treatment is necessary when the pulp (soft tissue inside your teeth containing blood vessels, nerves, and connective tissue) becomes inflamed or diseased. During root canal treatment, Dr. Gallegos removes the inflamed pulp and cleans the tooth canal. That’s important because, if the infected pulp is not removed, pain and swelling can result, and your tooth may have to be removed. Infections of the pulp can be caused by a deep cavity, cracked or broken tooth, injury to the tooth and repeated dental procedures.
After the root canal treatment, the tooth is a lot more fragile than normally. To protect it, Dr. Gallegos will place a crown over the tooth after the procedure. He will also tell you how to take care of your teeth and gums, so that your crown lasts as long as possible and that you don’t have to get it redone.
With good care, your restored tooth could last a lifetime. However, regular checkups are necessary; a tooth without its nerve can still develop cavities or gum disease. Most of the time, a root canal is a relatively simple procedure with little to no discomfort involving a single visit.
Best of all, it can save your tooth and your smile!