Root Canals

Root Canals in Bozeman, MT at Bozeman Family Dentistry

BOZEMAN Root Canals

Completely restore your oral health and preserve your natural teeth with root canal treatment at Bozeman Family Dentistry. A root canal is a dental treatment used to repair a tooth that has been badly damaged or decayed. When tooth decay is left untreated, it can lead to serious problems with your oral health. The root canal essentially prevents further development of harmful infections and saves the tooth from being extracted.

At Bozeman Family Dentistry, we’re dedicated to providing only the very best solutions in dental care and results. Our state-of-the-art technology and extensive experience in dentistry allows us to create the most comfortable and painless experience for your root canal procedure. If you’re experiencing severe tooth pain or any of the symptoms mentioned below, please contact our Bozeman dentist today to find out if a root canal is right for you.

Do You Need a Root Canal?

While there can sometimes be no physical symptoms present, here are a few of the common warning signs and symptoms that indicate it may be time to contact your Bozeman dentist for root canal treatment:

  • Mild to severe toothaches and/or sharp pain within the mouth
  • Red, swollen or tender gums
  • Swelling due to an abscess on the gums (or pimple-like bump)
  • Prolonged sensitivity to hot or cold temperatures
  • Cracked, chipped, decayed or damaged teeth
  • Darkening or discoloration of the tooth

It’s important to note that a toothache can also cause very serious headaches that patients commonly disassociate with the original tooth pain. If you’re feeling any pain within your tooth or gums, please contact a certified and licensed dentist for a proper diagnosis.

What is a Root Canal?

A root canal is a common endodontic procedure used to replace the soft nerve tissue within the core of a tooth that has been badly damaged or decayed. The inside of a tooth consists of soft tissue referred to as pulp, which contains nerves and connective tissue that extend down to the tooth root. When the pulp becomes damaged or infected, it will need to be cleaned out in order to prevent damage to the tooth root or structure.

The root canal procedure involves carefully removing and cleaning out the inside of the tooth. It will then be completely sealed using a dental crown or filling to reduce the risk of infection and prevent further decay. While root canals were commonly associated with pain in the past, the treatment actually offers a nearly pain-free experience for our patients. To ensure minimal discomfort throughout the entirety of the procedure, a local anesthetic may be used.

The Benefits of Root Canal Treatment

Root canals offer a number of benefits to patients in Bozeman and Big Sky looking to improve their oral health. These benefits include:

  • Virtually painless treatment
  • Relieves toothaches and severe pain
  • Helps stop swelling and abscess formation
  • Restores the health of an infected tooth
  • Strengthens the tooth and its structural integrity
  • Improves proper functionality when chewing or biting
  • Prevents further bacterial infections or damage to the nerve
  • Prevents the spread of tooth decay to other teeth
  • Preserves your natural teeth

Root Canals in Bozeman, Montana

Restore the vitality of your teeth and take control of your oral health with root canal treatment at Bozeman Family Dentistry. Dr. David Bowen, DDS, is one of the most experienced dentists in Bozeman, Montana. He offers root canals for patients all throughout Bozeman, Big Sky, Paradise Valley, Belgrade, Livingston, and the surrounding Montana areas.

For more information or to schedule your initial appointment for root canal treatment, please contact us today by filling out the form below or giving us a call at (406) 577-2015. Dr. Bowen will personally discuss with you the best form of treatment for your specific needs.

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