A root canal is a treatment option that is available when a tooth’s pulp has become inflamed or infected.
Root canals have an undeserved stigma attached to them: that they are 1painful and take a very long time. Today, thanks to the evolution of procedures and the development of superior dental tools and equipment, root canals are rather routine procedures performed in the modern dental office. Essentially: the area around and beneath the tooth is thoroughly numbed; Doctor McFarland and Doctor Aye, using precise radiograph images of the tooth and an apex locator, drills a very small hole into the appropriate place in the tooth and then uses specialized tools to completely remove the infected pulp or nerve of the tooth. The pulp chambers are then completely disinfected to remove any opportunity for bacterial growth or the continuation of the original infection.
In some extreme cases, Doctor McFarland and Doctor Aye may refer you to an endodontist, which is a dentist who specializes in procedures of the roots. Doctor McFarland and Doctor Aye will suggest the treatment plan that is best for you, your teeth and your overall health.
McFarland Family Dentistry has been serving Miles City and the surrounding communities since 1993. Doctor Aye, a Miles City Dentist, and Doctor McFarland, a Miles City Dentist, run a full service family dental practice, Doctor Aye and Doctor McFarland perform numerous dental procedures including cosmetic and restoration; dentures; dental bonding; bridges; crowns; implants; veneers; teeth whitening; sealants; fluoride treatments; root canals and more. McFarland Family Dentistry also maintains its own laboratory, fabrication and x-ray facilities to ensure that patients receive the very best care with as few visits as possible.