Do you have a tooth that is badly decayed or infected? If so, Dr. Gilbert Fernandez is here to destroy the throbbing pain you feel with root canal treatment in Albuquerque, New Mexico.

Root canal treatment is needed when you suffer from the following symptoms:

  • Darkening of the tooth
  • Prolonged sensitivity to hot or cold temperatures
  • Swelling in the nearby area
  • Severe toothache when you chew or apply pressure to the tooth
  • A recurring pimple on the nearby gums

If you do not treat your root canal as soon as possible, the swelling could spread to other parts of your body, you could lose bone along the tip of the root, and you could develop drainage problems, which involves the formation of holes on the surface of your tooth.

The process involved in root canal treatment first begins with your dentist at Gilbert Fernandez, D.D.S., Inc. numbing the tooth and surrounding area with a local anesthetic. Once your mouth is numb, he will drill a hole into the tooth and will remove the decayed area. Your dentist will then clean the tooth with a root canal file and with sodium hypochlorite. When the tooth is completely clean, he will insert medications into the base of the tooth and then will fill the tooth, layer by layer, with a dental filling. If it is needed, a crown will be placed over the tooth.

Call our office now and schedule an appointment to restore the health of your tooth!