Root Canals in Billings, MT
Eliminate Infection & Pain With Root Canal Therapy
When a tooth becomes infected from excess bacteria or an untreated cavity, immediate action needs to be taken. That’s where root canal treatment comes in. Root canal therapy is designed to disinfect your tooth while preserving both it and your oral health.
At Thomas Smile Designs, our Billings, MT dentist offers safe and gentle root canal therapy for your tooth. We serve patients from Billings and the surrounding Iowa areas with personalized, compassionate care.
What Is Root Canal Therapy?
Root canal therapy is a restorative dental procedure used to remove bacteria from the inside of a tooth while also preventing reinfection. This treatment is especially effective in saving a natural tooth from extraction.
Enamel– The hard, outermost layer of the tooth
Dentin– The layer of tissue beneath the enamel that makes up the majority of the tooth’s structure
Dental Pulp– The innermost layer is composed of soft tissues that are inside hollow spaces called root canals
What Are the Benefits of a Root Canal?
Contrary to what most people believe, a root canal does not cause discomfort and is an effective treatment for relieving tooth pain. A common cause of tooth pain is an infection of the interior tooth pulp. If not treated, this infection can spread to other teeth or even other parts of the body, putting you at risk of potentially life-threatening complications.
Root canal treatment is the most effective way of cleansing the infection and relieving any tooth pain. At Thomas Smile Designs, our dentist strives to make all your treatments anxiety-free so that you can continue living your life without pain.
Common Symptoms of Tooth Infection:
The Root Canal Process
The Root Canal Process
We perform your root canal with precision and try to make the process as minimally invasive as possible. After the area surrounding your tooth is numbed with a local anesthetic, your dentist will gently access the interior and remove the infected pulp inside. After cleansing the tooth's root canals and reshaping them, we restore the tooth with a biocompatible material called gutta-percha.
When the interior of the tooth is restored, we will fit it with a lifelike and strong dental crown, which Dr. Thomas hand-crafts uniquely for your mouth. After root canal treatment, you should be free of tooth pain and be able to use regain the complete function of your tooth.
Frequently Asked Questions
Don’t Wait to Receive Treatment!
Dental infections are nothing to wait around on. If you’re suffering from a root canal infection, it’s important to see your dentist as soon as possible. At Thomas Smile Designs, our team provides root canal therapy to help get rid of your infection, save your tooth from extraction, and restore your oral health. To schedule your appointment with our team, call our Billings office at (406) 298-4485. You can also request more information through our online contact form, and we’ll get back to you soon.
1501 14th St W #215,
Billings, MT 59102
New Patient (406) 298-4485
Current Patient (406) 256-5165
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