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Root Canal Therapy

Island Tower Dentistry

Root Canal Therapy

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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.

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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.



  • review rating 5  Was taken in at the appointed time. Treatment was quick and professionally executed with new modern equipment. Atmosphere was pleasant and caring. Fee was very reasonable for services performed

    thumb Percy Carter
  • review rating 5  Dr. Van Dyke is a very courteous and professional dentist. His calming demeanor helps make every patient feel at ease. I definitely recommend him!

    thumb Adam Beno
  • review rating 5  My appointment at Island Tower Dentistry was great. From the very beginning I was greeted by happy, helpful employees that made the visit quite pleasant. Dr. Van Dyke was very thorough and professional. His upbeat personality and bedside manner were above and beyond my expectations. He and his team took great care of me and made sure I was comfortable during my procedure. I would highly recommend Dr. Van Dyke and Island Tower Dentistry.

    thumb Michael Tateo
  • review rating 5  Dr. Van Dyke has a very gentle and professional way about him, and I had a great experience today. Getting my filling was almost entirely pain-free! I’ve been going to this practice for years and will continue to do so.

    thumb Dori Scott
  • review rating 5  Dr. Van Dyke went out of his way to make my son feel comfortable in one of his first experiences in a dental office. His kindness and wonderful attitude made this experience a very pleasant one. We will go nowhere else from now on. Despite the drive from Naples to Marco Island, the trip is so well worth it.

    thumb Jake Lewis

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We’ll Keep Your Smile Looking Beautiful

  • 606 Bald Eagle Dr. Ste 200, Marco Island, Florida 34145
  • 239 - 394 - 1004
  • Monday through Thursday | 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
  • Closed Fridays | Call our office for emergencies

Learn More About Island Tower Dentistry

At Island Tower Dentistry in Marco Island, FL – We are firmly dedicated to outstanding patient care and satisfaction. Our dentists practice state-of-the-art dentistry including cleanings, dental implants, teeth whitening, veneers, & more. Call a Marco Island dentist today!
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