Anywhere Dental Care

Root Canals in Socorro, NM

Root Canals in Socorro, NM

Root canal treatment is used to preserve a natural tooth that has an infection or extensive decay. During a root canal procedure, the dentist will remove the infected part of the tooth and then fill the tooth with a dental material called gutta-percha. The tooth is restored with a porcelain crown and should look and function like a natural tooth.

Why Are Root Canals Done?

Several reasons might warrant the need for root canal treatment. A routine check-up by your dentist might reveal that your tooth is severely decayed or infected. Such a tooth will likely need root canal therapy. A broken tooth might also require root canal treatment. 

Root Canal Procedure

When the dentist recommends a root canal, it means that a tooth has an infection or decay that has progressed far enough that treatment is needed to remove bacteria and clean out the tooth. During a root canal procedure, a patient’s infected pulp is removed, and the space is filled with a special material to prevent bacteria from entering.

A root canal procedure is completed over one or two appointments. The dentist begins by numbing the tooth. Then, we make a tiny hole in the tooth to access the infected pulp. The pulp is then removed, and the root canal system is cleaned and disinfected.

Since your tooth will have the pulp removed, it will be fragile and brittle. Because of this, the dentist will likely cover your tooth with a dental crown. This way, the tooth will be protected, and you won’t have to worry about the tooth breaking or cracking.

Root Canal Recovery Process

Root canal treatment is designed to relieve your pain and save your tooth. After your procedure, your tooth may be tender for the first 24 hours or so. You may notice some bruising around the treatment site. Our dentist may prescribe medication to relieve pain after your procedure.

Your recovery time will depend on how well you protect the treated area. You will need to avoid chewing on that side of your mouth for a few days and avoid hard or sticky foods. You can gently rinse your mouth with salt water. You may also experience some slight swelling or discomfort for several days. Our dentist will provide you with additional care instructions and answer any of your questions.

To find out more about the dental services offered by Anywhere Dental Care, call (575) 835-1623 or schedule a consultation online. You can also visit Dentist in Socorro, NM at 210 Neel Ave, Socorro, NM 87801, United States.


210 Neel Ave,
Socorro, New Mexico 87801

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