Root Canal Therapy

Root Canal Therapy

People used to dread root canals because the procedures were often painful, but those days are gone for good. Thanks to dental advances and local anesthetics, most people have little to no pain during a root canal procedure. In fact, it’s often more painful to live with a decayed tooth or a toothache.
Root canal therapy is also known as endodontic therapy. A root canal is a dental treatment designed to remove infection from the pulp inside a tooth and protect the tooth from future infections. There are nonsurgical and surgical root canal procedures.

Sometimes a nonsurgical root canal procedure isn’t enough to save your tooth. In this case, your endodontist will recommend surgery. Endodontic surgery can locate small fractures or hidden canals that are undetected by X-rays during the initial treatment. Surgery can also remove calcium deposits in root canals or treat damaged root surfaces and the surrounding bone structure.

If you’ve been told you need endodontic surgery, there’s no need to worry. Advanced technology such as digital imaging and operating microscopes allow an endodontist to perform root canal procedures quickly and comfortably. Most root canal patients can return to their normal activities the next day with only mild post-surgical discomfort. The success rate of root canals is over 95% and restored teeth can last a lifetime with proper care.

When you want dental care that’s fun, safe, and comfortable for your whole family, trust Erik Johnson, DMD, PC a family and cosmetic dentist in Butte, MT. Call 406.494.9300 for more information or simply use our convenient Request an Appointment form.
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