Root Canal Therapy
Today's methods for preserving teeth through endodontic therapy mark a far cry from the old methods used in the past. Major advances in dental service technology and treatment procedures now make this very useful and beneficial treatment routine for thousands of patients every day.
When a tooth's nerve becomes infected, root canal therapy is used to get rid of the infection within the tooth. This modern, comfortable treatment is responsible for saving millions of teeth from extraction. We have been providing basic endodontic therapy at Island Tower Dentistry for over 25 years now.
Root Canal Therapy in Marco Island
Having a root canal at Island Tower Dentistry involves removal of the infected pulp tissue in order to save the tooth. A dentist does this by accessing the pulp area by drilling through the enamel. After the infected pulp is removed, the resultant cavity is cleaned, filled and then sealed to prevent any future infections. To prevent any future breaking or cracking of the weakened tooth, capping it with a crown is usually recommended as a final step.
Signs You May Need a Root Canal
- Severe tooth pain when applying pressure or chewing.
- Darkening or discoloration of the tooth.
- Swelling, redness, or tenderness of the gums.
Your Root Canal Procedure
Completion times for root canals varies depending upon the severity of each individual situation. Performed under local anesthetic, or oral conscious sedation, if you elect it, a root canals is a pain-free and low-risk procedure. Recovering from a root canal depends on the number of visits needed to complete the procedure, though usually no more than two are needed.
CONTACT ISLAND TOWER DENTISTRY
Dr. Van Dyke and his qualified team of dental hygienists, dental assistants, and office support staff are ready to assist you with all of your dental needs. To contact Island Tower Dentistry regarding a dental concern or to make an appointment, call 239-394-1004. Our office is conveniently located at 606 Bald Eagle Drive, Suite 200, Marco Island, Florida 34145.