Many individuals are fixed on the false idea that receiving a root canal treatment is extremely uncomfortable. However, at Big Timber Family Dental, our dentist and team provide root canal treatments to alleviate your discomfort, not cause it. The most notable source of pain in a root canal comes from an untreated infection and, as a result, your tooth becomes tender and irritated. A root canal infection can occur for in any teeth that have been improperly cared for, regardless of age.
Without a root canal treatment in Big Timber, Montana, your oral health can be susceptible to further infection and eventually, tooth loss. For example, a cracked tooth or a severe cavity can create an opportunity for your dental pulp (the internal core of your tooth) to become infected. Indications of an infected root canal include symptoms such as gum swelling, a hole in your tooth, a toothache and increased sensitivity to temperature.
With the intention of saving your tooth, we often provide root canal treatments as the primary alternative to tooth extractions. Our skillful dentist, Dr. Kelsey Fraser, employs our advanced dental technology and local anesthetics to perform this and other dental services, and our team can make sure the entire procedure is simple and comfortable for our patients. To put an end to your dental pain, call our office at 406-932-5919 and schedule your consultation with our dentist.