Frequently Asked Questions

Q? Broken Tooth?


If I break my tooth do I need to go in right away?

Normally yes.

But the tooth doesn't hurt.

Good, you have bought yourself some time to make a regular appointment.

Will I loose the tooth?


Normally not.


Do I need a crown?

It depends, hopefully that is all you need.

Q? Emergency Toothache in Albuquerque


Is there an emergency care for my toothache in Albuquerque?

Yes there is, we have a 24 hour emergency phone line available?

Call us at 505-507-2669

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Q? Broken tooth in albuquerque


I have a broken tooth, do I have to extract the tooth?


The answer is most of the time no.

As always, each individual is different, but most of the time fractured teeth can be saved by restoring them with pins, posts, root canals, and crowns.

Q? Cosmetic Dentist in Albuquerque


What type of Cosmetic procedures do you do?

We are proud to offer a full range of cosmetic procedures here in our office.

Such as:

In office and take home bleaching options.

We do esthetic tooth colored fillings, aka composite fillings.

In addition, we provide full mouth reconstruction to multiple all porcelain crowns, A.K.A porcelain veneers.

Restore missing and broken teeth with white fillings and white crowns.

We also provide in office detailed cosmetic coloring of each individual crowns.

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Q? Symptoms of an abscess


An abscessed tooth is an infection caused by tooth decay, periodontal disease or a cracked tooth. These problems can let bacteria enter the pulp (the soft tissue of a tooth that contains nerves, blood vessels and connective tissue) and can lead to pulp death. When pus builds up at the root tip in the jaw bone, it forms a pus-pocket called an abscess. If the abscess is not treated, it can lead to a serious infection in the jaw bone, teeth and surrounding tissues.
Symptoms of an abscess include:

    redness in the gums
    bad taste in the mouth

An abscessed tooth can be treated with various treatments, depending on the severity of the infection. Here are some of the treatment methods a dentist may consider:

    antibiotics, to destroy the bacteria causing the infection
    drainage of the infection
    cleaning the space between the tooth and the gum if the cause is from gum disease
    root canal treatment if the abscess is caused by decay or a cracked tooth

Following good oral hygiene practices and routine dental exams will significantly reduce your risk of developing a tooth abscess. If your teeth experience trauma (become loosened or chipped), see your dentist as soon as possible.