Benefits of a Rotary Root Canal

If you’re facing a root canal, you’re not alone. Over 15 million Americans undergo root canals every year. 

At the private practice of endodontic specialist Robert F. Wilcox, DMD, in Butte, Montana, we regularly perform root canals for patients in the Butte, Montana, area, helping them preserve their natural teeth and save their smiles. 

One of the ways Dr. Wilcox ensures you get the best root canal results possible is with rotary endodontic technology. These special instruments allow Dr. Wilcox to access areas inside your affected tooth without damaging or stretching the narrow areas within. 

Take a moment to learn more about root canals and the benefits a rotary root canal brings. 

Why have a root canal?

You may need a root canal to treat an infection in the space in your tooth where the dental pulp and nerves reside. This space is called the tooth’s root canal, and it’s where the procedure gets its name. 

During a root canal procedure, Dr. Wilcox removes the dental infection or decay before it spreads outside this chamber and causes further damage. As such, the procedure saves your natural tooth and preserves your smile.  

To determine if a root canal is the right treatment for you, you need an examination from an experienced dentist like Dr. Wilcox, who evaluates your teeth and uses X-ray technology to learn the extent of the damage or infection. 

There are some signs to look for that indicate a root canal may be in your future. These signs include: 

A pimple-like bump on your gums is another sign that you may need a root canal to save your tooth.

What is a rotary root canal?

A rotary root canal is a root canal performed using specialized rotary endodontic tools. Rotary endodontics involves the use of electrically powered tools that are more flexible than traditional dental tools. 

These specialized tools allow Dr. Wilcox to reach into the curved area of your tooth’s root canal without damaging the passageway. These tools also have special sensors that allow Dr. Wilcox to locate the end of the root more easily.  

What are the benefits of a rotary root canal?

Dr. Wilcox offers rotary root canals because of the benefits they provide our patients. Here’s a closer at the advantages they bring:

Increased precision

Endodontic rotary tools allow Dr. Wilcox more precision, resulting in a smoother, more consistent procedure for you.

More patient comfort

With a rotary root canal, the procedure goes faster, ensuring your comfort levels are higher. 

Quieter procedure

Instead of the loud grinding sounds that manual files cause, a rotary root canal is quiet, keeping you even more comfortable.


The specialized tools used in a rotary root canal mean more reliable results and fewer complications.

If you need a root canal, consider the benefits a rotary root canal brings. To learn more, contact us by calling our Butte, Montana, office now.

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