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Root Canal Therapy

Root Canal Therapy in Albuquerque

Preserving the integrity of your natural teeth is the top priority of our dental professionals. Root canal therapy treats issues like toothaches caused by abscess or infection.

If you or a loved one have a toothache that lasts more than a few days, please contact our office for an evaluation.

When your dental condition is at a critical stage, Dr. Dan Lafferty can safely conserve your smile with root canal therapy. ABQ Gentle Dentistry in Albuquerque preserves the form and function of your teeth so smiles can last a lifetime.

Dental Conditions that Warrant Root Canal Therapy

Tooth decay that affects the outer layers of a tooth, the enamel and dentin, is effectively treated with fillings. However, when decay reaches the delicate inner chamber, or pulp, of a tooth, root canal therapy is often needed. When an infection occurs, harmful bacteria attack the pulp, causing nerves to become painfully inflamed and give you a toothache.

Dental Infections Threaten Your Oral and Overall Health

If the infection is left untreated, it can pose a serious threat to your oral and overall health. Abscesses may develop that threaten other teeth, and bacteria can access the bloodstream and circulate throughout the body, threatening the health of vital organs and causing other complications.

Root Canals and Porcelain Crowns Restore Function and Beauty to Your Smile

Dr. Lafferty removes the infected pulp from the tooth and replaces it with a bio compatible substance to preserve the integrity of the tooth’s structure.  After sealing the tooth of decay, a porcelain crown is placed over the tooth to preserve the tooth’s function and restore its appearance. Porcelain crowns are matched to the color of surrounding tooth enamel, and their luminous shine mimics that of natural teeth.

Conservative Approach to Root Canal Therapy

If you have advanced decay and are experiencing a toothache, abscess, or tooth sensitivity, contact ABQ Gentle Dentistry. Dr. Dan Lafferty and his team of experts provide root canal treatment to preserve full function and restore natural beauty to your smile. Give his friendly office in Albuquerque a call today. 


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