Feel Good. Look Good. Because Dentistry Isn't Just A Science, It’s An Art.
Call us at: 505.994.1700
Steven Fife DDS, PC
2240 Grande Blvd SE Suite 101
Rio Rancho, NM 87124
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"Thank you for all your consideration and time to help our son. Even when the hospital messed up his prescription, you came through for us and faxed a copy! We sure appreciate all of your efforts!"

- The B. Family
"I appreciate you taking me back as a patient. You do top notch work and everyone is extremely helpful. Making the drive across town is difficult but worth it. Thanks again!"

- Kim A.
"Thank you so very much for giving back my self confidence and my true smile. You are such a great dentist and a wonderful person. From the bottom of my heart, your service is highly appreciated!"

- Jocelyn
"I just wanted to say thank you and let you know how much I appreciate you taking the time out of your busy schedule. You were such a sweet heart about the
whole thing."

- Gina
"This is just a small token of appreciation for all you have done for us and our little family. We can't thank you enough for the care and compassion you have shown all of us! You have always gone above and beyond for us and we are truly grateful. Thanks for everything!"

- Kenton and Marina
"Thank you for giving me a gorgeous smile. It has really boosted my confidence and helped me to feel better about my smile! You're amazing and your staff is so wonderful. The results are just fabulous.
Thank you and Bless you!"

- Katrina L.

"I have always had a phobia when it came to the dentist and had neglected going to the dentist for several years. Dr Fife and his staff are caring professionals and put me at ease. I will be keeping up with and no longer neglecting my dental care!"

Ingrid

Root Canal Treatment

Ideally, tooth decay can be effectively prevented or treated through minimally invasive restorative dentistry procedures. However, sometimes tooth decay is too advanced, and to prevent losing the tooth, endodontic (root canal) treatment may be necessary. Patients of Fife Dental Care in Rio Rancho, NM can receive root canal treatment from their regular family dentist.

Contact Fife Dental Care online or call 505.994.1700

When Root Canal Treatment is Necessary

Tooth decay or fractures damage the protective enamel of your tooth, allowing bacterial infections to develop in the pulp chamber, possibly even the root. These bacterial infections can cause pain and swelling, and if left untreated, can result in tooth loss or even damage underlying bone tissue.

To save a cracked or diseased tooth, the bacterial infection must be removed and the tooth restored—that’s what root canal treatment does. During a root canal procedure, dead pulp and the root of the tooth affected by the infection are removed. The chamber is then sterilized and filled. In some cases, a dental crown may be placed over the tooth for added strength and protection.

Saving a cracked or diseased tooth is important for the health of surrounding teeth, making root canal therapy a better restorative option than tooth extraction for many patients.

Root Canal Treatment and Sedation Dentistry

The idea of root canal therapy brings up anxiety for many people, but fear of the procedure should not get in the way of quality dental care. Dr. Fife is licensed by the State of New Mexico to provide sedation dentistry, allowing you to relax and making the procedure virtually pain free. Talk to Dr. Fife about your fears, and he can determine if you would benefit from oral conscious sedation.

Quality Endodontic Care

There’s no need to suffer prolonged tooth pain or to find a specialist for endodontic care. Fife Dental Care in Rio Rancho provides root canal treatment, and we practice conservative restorative dentistry to help you keep your natural teeth.

To get relief from tooth pain and maintain your natural smile,
contact us to schedule an appointment.