Root Canal Therapy in Alamogordo, NM

An infection of the soft inner tissue of a tooth can cause pain, difficulty chewing, and eventual tooth loss. Root canal therapy can address this issue to restore your comfort and your health. It can also eliminate the need for tooth extraction. At Mountain View Dental & Orthodontics in Alamogordo, NM, we provide root canal therapy using advanced technology for precise treatment and maximum comfort. We also offer same-day crowns in order to complete the entire treatment in one visit.

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What is a Root Canal?

Technically speaking, a root canal is the center of a tooth root. It connects to the pulp chamber, or center of the tooth, and contains nerves, blood vessels, and ligaments. Root canal therapy removes this soft tissue from the pulp chamber and the root canals to resolve the infection and preserve the tooth’s exterior. After treatment, the tooth is usually restored with a crown. We provide root canal therapy using advanced technology for precise treatment and maximum comfort.


Do I Need a Root Canal Treatment?

You may need a root canal if you are experiencing symptoms such as:

  • Discoloration of the tooth
  • Pain
  • Swelling of the gums
  • Extreme sensitivity to hot and cold

These symptoms should be brought to the attention of your dentist immediately.


Root Canal Therapy Procedure

Prior to your treatment, you will be provided with a local anesthetic. We can also provide sedation for your comfort. The first step in the process is to remove the tissue from the pulp chamber and root canals by making a minor opening in the outer tissue. The pulp chamber and root canals are carefully cleaned using highly articulate rotary tools. The doctor will then disinfect the tooth before filling the root canals with a rubber-like material. After the tooth is sealed, the exterior tissue is altered to accommodate a crown.


Advanced Technology

Before your procedure, we provide a diagnosis and plan treatment using a three-dimensional cone beam scanner, which takes a digital image of your jaw and tooth roots. We then use rotary endodontic tools to remove all tissue from the pulp chamber and root canals. As opposed to traditional tools, rotary endodontic technology allows us to provide more comfortable treatment. The flexible tool is made to fit into the root canal for efficient navigation, significantly reducing treatment time.

Meanwhile, our in-house CEREC technology allows us to create a fully customized crown immediately following treatment. A digital impression of your tooth will guide automated tools in fabricating your crown from a single block of porcelain. This technology makes it possible to arrive in need of a root canal treatment and leave our office with a fully restored smile.


Contact Us

If you are experiencing symptoms of advanced tooth decay, contact us online or by phone at 575-448-0309 to schedule an appointment. We will take every measure to meet with you as soon as possible. At Mountain View Dental & Orthodontics, our priority is helping you achieve the relief and restored health you deserve.