If your tooth is infected or damaged, Dr. Pamela Ellis may recommend a root canal to restore it to full health and function. This endodontic treatment is often the only alternative to a tooth extraction and, in most cases, is the preferred option as it allows you to continue using your original tooth and prevents you from needing more complex procedures to replace the tooth.

Root canal treatment is typically recommended when the dental pulp and nerves become infected or damaged due to injury or decay. If left untreated, this type of infection may cause the tooth to die and make an extraction necessary. Root canal therapy works to remove the infected and damaged tooth tissues from within the tooth. The tooth can then be cleaned and filled with a medicated material to prevent reinfection, and our dentist can cap the treated tooth with a dental crown to restore its original shape and structure. In most cases, this treatment can be completed in just one or two visits to Rim Point Dental.

Root canals have a reputation for being painful. However, the reality is that your procedure can be completed with minimal discomfort. Thanks to advances in treatment techniques, tools and anesthesia, our dentist and team can ensure your comfort during your root canal so that you can receive the care you need without any discomfort or other stress.

We invite you to contact us at 406-948-8900 for more information about root canal therapy in Billings, Montana, and to schedule your consultation with our experienced dentist.