Between quality oral care at home and routine dental cleanings, you can keep your teeth healthy long-term. In the event of an oral infection, prompt treatment can help preserve your tooth. Root canal therapy is the go to treatment for stopping a tooth infection and saving your tooth. A visit to the office of Mark W. Johnson DDS in Albuquerque can determine if you have an infected tooth that requires root canal treatment.
Root canal therapy is a process that helps repair and save severely damaged or infected teeth. Once harmful bacteria have infected the pulp and nerves of your tooth, your only options for stopping the infection are root canal treatment or having the tooth removed through extraction.
If you choose root canal therapy, Dr. Mark Johnson will remove the infected pulp and tissues, clean and disinfect the root canals and fill your tooth with gutta-percha material to protect it from further infection. Afterwards, we’ll cover your treated tooth with a dental crown to strengthen its weakened structure against future damage. A tooth that has undergone root canal therapy can continue to be used for years. This saves you from having to pay both extraction and replacement costs.
Dr. Johnson and our team make every effort to save natural teeth, whenever possible. No prosthetic is quite the same as having your real teeth. Caught early enough, an infected tooth can be treated through root canal therapy. A root canal treatment can help:
Root canal costs may vary depending on the work required to salvage your tooth. Dental insurance can help cover the cost of this treatment. We also offer payment options to help you obtain the treatment you need.
Dr. Johnson has always loved assisting others and aspired to be a dentist himself. He started private practice after receiving his Doctorate of Dental Surgery from the University of Missouri in Kansas City, where he has served the Albuquerque community for almost three decades.
Dr. Johnson's dental team's objective is to instruct, educate, and encourage their dental family to strive for and achieve optimal oral health, as well as to provide valuable, excellent dental care in a warm, friendly, and compassionate atmosphere.
He constantly expands his knowledge through continuing education classes in procedures like Invisalign® and various dental techniques. He and his colleagues work hard to go above and beyond your expectations.