Essenmacher Family Dental

Why do I need a root canal?

root canals in Albuquerque, NM | Essenmacher Family DentalInfection Needs to Be Treated

A root canal refers to the innermost part of the tooth. As with any part of the body, the root canal can develop an infection because of disease or trauma. Because the root canal houses the nerve fibers inside the tooth, the need for root canal treatment is often indicated first because of pain that tends to worsen over time.

We offer therapy for the root canals in our Albuquerque dental office with the intention of saving infected teeth from extraction and to relieve your dental pain.

When symptoms develop, you might first notice sensitivity that becomes a dull throbbing ache. Eventually, without dental treatment, the pain can become sharp, consistent, and all-consuming, which is why we recommend you contact Essenmacher Family Dental at the first sign of a change to your oral health.

Painless Root Canal Therapy

During root canal therapy, Dr. Lindsay Essenmacher will completely numb the area before removing the infection, bacteria, and diseased tissue. Most patients report immediate improvement, though it is common to have some residual sensitivity for a few days after your procedure.

We will discuss all of the details of root canal treatment and post-treatment instructions at your root canal exam in our Albuquerque dental office. If you feel anxiety, our caring team will put your mind at ease with their professional and compassionate approach to dentistry.

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Dear valued patients,

As many of you know, in response to the recommendations from the American Dental Association and public health orders in place in New Mexico, we have been seeing patients on an urgent/emergency basis only since March 17. As a practice, our first priority is to put the health and safety of our team and community first.  

Because the exact trajectory of this pandemic cannot be anticipated, we are unable to accurately predict when we’ll be able to resume seeing patients for regular dental care.  At this time, public health orders prohibiting elective dental care extend until May 15.  However, we will definitely make an announcement on our website and Facebook when normal hours are resumed. We will also be contacting patients whose appointments were canceled so that we can reschedule.  

In the meantime, if you have any questions about an upcoming appointment, or have a concern about your teeth that you’d like to discuss, please do not hesitate to call our office.  We are happy to assist you in any way we can.  

While we all watch and wait to see what the coming weeks hold for our nation, I pray for health and peace for all of you and those you love.  I know that together, we will get through this. Take care and God bless. Visit our Facebook page for a message from Dr. Essenmacher. 

Best Regards,

Dr. Essenmacher