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. If you have any questions about our Root Canal services or would like to schedule an appointment, we invite you to give us a call at (815) 385-0777. We’re always happy to welcome new patients residing throughout McHenry, Crystal Lake, Woodstock, Spring Grove, Richmond, Genoa City, Twin Lakes, Wonder Lake, Island Lake, Johnsburg, Ringwood, Volo, Fox Lake, Lakemoor, Holiday Hills, Round Lake, Round Lake Park, Round Lake Beach, Lake Geneva, and surrounding areas. We are committed to providing exceptional health-focused, minimally-invasive dentistry and empowering our patients with information about their dental health and wellness.