Gentle Root Canals
Teeth are composed of several layers: the protective enamel, sensitive dentin, and inner pulp, commonly referred to as the “nerve” of the tooth. Due to cavities, injuries, or fractures, harmful bacteria can make its way into the heart of a tooth and infect the pulp, stimulating blood flow and causing pressure and pain.
Root Canal Therapy
If caught in the earlier stages of this condition, Dr. Christensen can save the tooth with gentle root canal therapy. During the treatment, he will access the tooth’s canal, clean it, disinfect it, and seal it. Root canals are an effective way to save teeth and help restore and maintain your oral health. In some cases, a tooth may require a post and crown following treatment to restore uncompromised functionality.
Does Root Canal Therapy Hurt?
With modern techniques and technology, root canals have become a mainstream procedure. They are comfortable and easy. Oftentimes, patients complete the therapy during a single appointment. We recommend follow-up care after root canals, which consists of daily brushing and flossing, routine checkups, and professional hygiene.
Your Oral Health Is Our Number One Priority!
We will work together to address your oral health, comfort, function, and your aesthetic concerns. Call Smile Santa Fe today to schedule an appointment with Dr. Christensen and team. Our office is conveniently located in Santa Fe, NM.