Toothaches Could be a Sign of an Infected Tooth
If you are experiencing a toothache, it should not be ignored or taken lightly. Tooth pain may be a sign of an infection that is affecting the inside of your tooth and nerves which may require a root canal. If infection is left untreated, it may spread to other teeth or parts of the body. To help protect your health and smile from these devastating side-effects, we offer modern, minimally invasive laser therapy for root canal treatment in Billings, MT to gently remove infection. Contrary to popular belief, the goal of a root canal is to relieve tooth pain, not cause it.
Signs You may Need a Root Canal
- Constant tooth pain
- Sensitivity to hot and cold drinks
- Discomfort when biting or chewing
- Swelling in the face around affected teeth
- Swollen lymph nodes
State-of-the-Art Laser Root Canal Process
For root canal treatment, Dr. Brian Francis utilizes the the BIOLASE WaterLase® laser, a combination of air/water spray and laser energy can remove diseased tissue and reshape the canal in the most painless manner possible. With the infection removed through the root canal, we will fill the tooth with a material called gutta-percha to preserve the tooth structure. We can then use our advanced CEREC® technology to create a new custom dental crown that same day to restore your tooth to form and function.
Early Cavity Detection with DIAGNOdent Technology
Dr. Brian Francis and our staff focus on minimally invasive root canal dental care combined with advanced technology to ensure you stay healthy with nearly pain-free care. One of the primary causes of tooth infection is from cavities that have not been treated or detected. For this reason, we utilize DIAGNOdent laser cavity detection to locate cavities in their earliest stages before they cause infection. When cavities are treated early, root canal treatment can be avoided.
We Offer an Improved Patient Experience
Ater a root canal treatment, you should be free of pain and able to use your tooth as normal again. We focus on minimally invasive root canal treatments and use our industry-leading technology to enhance the patient experience. We also offer sedation options for those with dental anxiety to ensure you can get the root canal treatment your mouth needs before it gets worse.