When bacteria enter the pulp of a tooth, an infection can develop. This can spread to adjacent teeth and impact your oral health.
A root canal can eliminate infection at its source by removing the inflamed nerves, tissues, and blood vessels from inside the tooth.
At Parkway Dental in Albuquerque, NM, we use advanced technology to provide comfortable and effective treatment.
When Is Root Canal Therapy Necessary?
There are several different symptoms that could indicate a root canal is necessary. These include:
- Pain that worsens when chewing
- Sensitivity to heat and cold
- Fistulas (pimples) on the gums
- Tender or swollen gums
- Deep dental cavity
- Large tooth fracture
How Does a Root Canal Infection Affect My Health?
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About the Root Canal Procedure
Root canal procedures can be completed in one or two visits, depending on your specific needs.