Root Canals For A Toothache In Bozeman
Are you suffering from a severe toothache? Have you been told that you may need a root canal? If so, you are not alone. Millions of teeth are treated and saved each year with root canal treatments. At Bozeman Dentistry near Belgrade, MT, Dr. McCormick and his staff would like to help relieve your toothache and offer you a meaningful solution to tooth infection.
If you are experiencing the following symptoms, you may need a root canal:
- An abscess
- Swelling of gums
- Temperature sensitivity
- Constant, severe pain and pressure
What Is a Root Canal?
Your teeth have a soft core called dental pulp. This pulp contains nerves, blood vessels and connective tissue. When a tooth has a deep cavity in it, bacteria can enter the pulp, and this bacteria can cause a serious infection or an abscess. You may end up losing bone, or even the tooth itself, if this infection is left untreated. A root canal is a dental procedure that is used to remove diseased pulp tissue from the interior of a tooth.
The Benefits of Root Canals for Belgrade, MT Patients
The benefits of a root canal can include:
- Saving a tooth that would have normally been extracted
- Preserving your remaining tooth structure
- Lowering your risk of serious health problems such as an infection spreading to your other teeth
- Helping to rid your mouth of severe, chronic toothache which will allow you to feel comfortable and enjoy life again.
After your root canal, your tooth will likely be restored with a dental crown, and it will work normally and look cosmetically pleasing. By maintaining good dental and oral hygiene habits, your restored tooth should last a lifetime. Your tooth may be sensitive for the first few days after your root canal. To relieve any potential discomfort, we may suggest some over-the-counter pain medications. If pain or pressure lasts more than a few days, be sure to give our office a call.
Dr. McCormick does not perform molar root canals, but if you are suffering from a severe tooth infection, he can make sure you receive the treatment you need. To find out more about root canals, cosmetic dentistry, or any of our other services in Bozeman, Big Sky, or Belgrade, MT, call us at our office today.