At the practice of Dr. Mark Johnson, root canal therapy is routinely performed on decayed teeth to save them from extraction and preserve the root of the tooth. Root canal therapy allows the removal of infected, inflamed root canal contents and reshapes root surfaces before the permanent filling material is placed. With the use of endodontic treatment, he can help patients save a natural tooth from needing permanent extraction.
Many patients who visit Mark W. Johnson, DDS in Albuquerque, New Mexico, are surprised when told that root canals aren’t painful or scary at all, but routine dental procedures like having a cavity filled. Most people associate root canals with unpleasant thoughts such as discomfort. However, root canals simply remove infection inside the root of the tooth while giving your dentist access to internal parts of your natural tooth. During the procedure, Dr. Johnson will access the infected tooth and dental pulp area. This mass of tissues is removed, the inner areas of the tooth are disinfected, and a rubber-like dental material called gutta-percha is used to fill the remaining cavity. Composite resin bonding is used to seal the tooth. For teeth near the back of the mouth that need to withstand chewing forces, a tooth that has recently had endodontic therapy may also have an additional layer of protection with a custom dental crown placement.
Root canal therapy is often chosen as the last effort in saving a natural tooth before requiring extraction. Extraction will be avoided at all costs whenever possible, as it is always best to keep permanent, adult teeth in place.
If you are searching for a dentist “near me” that offers root canal therapy in the community of Albuquerque, NM, we welcome you to call the office of Dr. Mark Johnson. Call (505) 926-5160 to request an appointment at our facility, conveniently located at 5115 Coors Boulevard NW #F. We are open to new and returning patients and families ready for the best care possible for general, cosmetic, and restorative dentistry.
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.