When you hear the words “root canal”, you’re probably not filled with excitement or a great sense of security. While root canals have been historically painful, complicated procedures with a long recovery period, we at The Billings Dentist assure you that’s not the reality today.
Root canal treatment for a tooth infection, an abscessed tooth, or other malady is more comfortable and efficient than it’s ever been, thanks to modern endodontic technology and procedure innovations.
What Are Root Canals?
Your root canal is the portion of your tooth containing nerves and soft tissue. This soft tissue is very sensitive and, as a result, highly susceptible to infection or inflammation if the outer shell of the tooth is ever breached. A root canal procedure, then, simply cleans out the infected soft tissue and closes up the breach to prevent further harm to the tooth.
What Is The Root Canal Procedure?
Root canal fillings are very similar to cavity fillings. They involve entrance into the tooth through the crown or the top of the tooth. This is done with a long, flexible tool that cleans out any infections and fills the remaining space with a biocompatible tooth filling that will leave you pain-free and healthy again.
Do You Need a Root Canal?
There are many reasons why a root canal procedure may be necessary. If you’re suffering from an abscessed tooth, severe toothache, or another kind of tooth infection, the best course of action could possibly be root canal treatment.
It’s Time to Live Pain-Free!
If you are suffering from a toothache but are hesitant to face the dental chair, please don’t hesitate any longer! Our office will be sure to make your root canal experience as painless as possible. We’ve got the answer for any toothache or endodontic issue that ails you. Call us today or visit our office for more information!