WHAT IS A ROOT CANAL?
Root canal treatment is needed when the pulp (the soft tissue inside the tooth) becomes inflamed or infected as a result of injury, deep decay, repeated dental procedures on the tooth, or a cracked or chipped tooth.
When performing a root canal, an endodontist removes inflamed or infected pulp, carefully cleans and shapes the inside of the canal (a channel inside the root), and fills and seals the space.
After performing the procedure, the endodontist returns the patient to a general dentist to have a crown placed or other restorative work performed. After restoration, the tooth continues to function like any other tooth.
We will do everything possible to make your visit calm and relaxing.
We know your experience will be painless and there is no reason for fear. Soft lighting and music add to the serenity of our beautiful Zen-like office and your well-deserved comfort. We welcome your questions and feel the answers will increase your comfort. Most of our patients tell us our root canals are the easiest treatment they have every had and ask if they can come back just to relax.
We use innovative tools that improve the root canal procedure.
The Root Canal Specialists are equipped with tools that have improved the root canal procedure, making it safer, simpler, and more efficient. As founder of Edge Endo, Dr. Goodis dedicated his career to improving the root canal procedure. The instruments we use provide an easy and painless treatment for our patients.
Our root canals do not cause pain, they relieve it.
By knowing which anesthetics and how much to use, we can achieve complete numbing before we start the root canal. With constant communication and performing painless tests, we can know when you are numb. In addition, by using our advanced instruments and procedures, we can complete your root canal quickly and painlessly.
SHANE CLARK, DMD
Dr. Clark received his DMD from the Arizona School of Dentistry & Oral Health. He attended the University of Kansas City Missouri for his two year Endodontic residency. His undergraduate major was Biology at St. Edwards University in Austin, TX.
Shane was born and raised in Albuquerque. His wife Margo is also a dentist from Mesa, AZ. The both of them enjoy raising their son born in 2016 – Colton, staying active and helping the community.
CHUCK GOODIS, DDS MS
Dr. Goodis received his DDS from the University of Michigan, his GPR residency at the University of Minnesota, and his Endodontic residency at the University of Connecticut.
His undergraduate major at the University of Michigan was Mechanical Engineering. It was this background combined with his vast experience in Endodontics, which led to the development of EdgeEndo®. His endodontic supply company sells heat-treated NiTi rotary files and thermal obturators for less than half the cost to promote excellence in Endodontics.
Dr. Goodis also served as a commissioned officer in the Indian Health Service as Chief Dentist at the Ft. Berthold Reservation. He was born and raised in Detroit.
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7520 Montgomery Blvd NE Bldg E1
Albuquerque, NM 87109