Root canal therapy allows teeth to be saved that have a decay that has reached the nerve of the tooth, infection from the root of the tooth (abscess), or inadequate tooth structure above the gum line to hold a restoration. A root canal is a procedure that involves removing the nerve tissue from the canal space inside of the of the tooth root, disinfecting the space and filling the space with a filling material only used in root canals. After completion of the root canal, in the vast majority of teeth, a full coverage restoration such as a crown is placed to provide maximum strength.
In many cases the root canal is completed in a single visit. The restoration is then completed at subsequent visits. When contemplating if a root canal is an option, consideration of the bone support, strength of the non – root portion of the tooth, and the functional load the tooth will be required to handle when functioning.
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Dr. James A. Hasken has been practicing dentistry since 1987. Through root canal treatment we have been successful in improving oral health in many of our patients who visit us from McHenry, Crystal Lake and other nearby localities. If you are suffering from toothache, make an appointment and meet Dr. Hasken at the earliest convenience. Our treatment can help us recreate a healthy smile for you. New patients are always welcome to stop by our office to meet our team or schedule an appointment by calling 815-385-0777.