How does a tooth needing a root canal present?

Teeth needing root canals can present with no symptoms at all to a severe ache and everything in between. Some symptoms include sensitivity to hot and cold, sweets, lasting more than 5 minutes, dull ache, electric type shocks thru tooth, throbbing tooth etc. If you don’t have any discomfort, how do we know a root canal is needed. X-rays will reveal areas of bone breakdown at end of root. Clinical exams can reveal areas of abscessing or drainage points. Regular dental check ups are very important to not only keep your teeth and mouth healthy but also for early detection of potential future nerve issues via cracks in teeth, fillings,etc. Keeping your teeth and mouth is our main goal www.roderickgarciadmd.com 505-634-5029

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Do I Need A Dental Crown After A Root Canal?

Looking for more information on what a dental crown is because you think root canal therapy is in your near future? A dental crown is often placed over a tooth that has recently undergone a root canal. But, this is not always the case. The reason a dentist will decide to use a dental crown after…

Root Canals

Dr. Roderick Garcia has practiced Cosmetic and Family dentistry in Albuquerque since 1983. Dr. Garcia's practice is a full-service dental office including procedures such as root canals. Root canals are procedures that remove the nerve from a tooth that is infected, severely inflamed or has died. Teeth needing root canals may present in several ways:…

Seek Treatment For Dental Issues

Root canal treatment is not painful like the myths make people believe. Call us for details on the procedure.Root canal treatment removes the infected dental pulp within the tooth and leaves the natural tooth otherwise intact. We offer root canal treatment that is not nearly as painful as some believe it to be.Root Canal TreatmentAt…

Why Is It Important To Crown Your Tooth After A Root Canal?

Did you recently get a root canal or do you have one scheduled and you don’t know how long it will last? Last month we discussed some of the warning symptoms you may need a root canal. Now we are discussing the importance of a crown being placed after the procedure. Dr. Roderick Garcia provides…


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Can Smokers Get A Dental Implant?

Can Smokers Get A Dental Implant?

Although a person who smokes can get a dental implant, not all smokers are good candidates for implants. Smoking can increase the likelihood of implant failure. The chances that an implant will succeed, however, can be improved through appropriate dental care and oral hygiene.For a dental implant to be successful, it is important for candidates to…

What Kind Of Supportive Staff Do General Dentists Have?

What Kind Of Supportive Staff Do General Dentists Have?

General dentists take pride in helping patients achieve and maintain good oral health, but they do not treat patients alone. Instead, they have a dedicated team there with them to ensure that patients receive the safest and most effective care possible. Learning more about the supportive staff available to general dentists can be helpful in…