When infection and decay penetrate to the nerves and roots of your teeth, a root canal treatment becomes necessary to save the tooth. Root canal therapy is a type of endodontic treatment used to restore teeth when damage extends beneath the tooth enamel.

Root canal therapy typically requires one or two visits to Modern Dental. Dr. Morley and Dr. Hamel will begin by removing the infected and injured tissues from inside your tooth. The tooth is then cleaned and filled with medicated material. At this point, you will receive a temporary crown to protect your tooth until your custom dental crown is created. When your final crown is ready, our dentists will place it over the tooth in question to complete your treatment.

Root canals have an infamous reputation. Many patients are leery of root canal therapy. At Modern Dental, we are committed to your comfort. We use advanced technologies, treatment techniques and anesthesia to minimize your discomfort and give you a more pleasant experience. We take the time to ensure that you feel comfortable and that you understand exactly what your treatment entails.

If you have any questions about root canal therapy, or if you would like to schedule a consultation at our dental office in Springfield, Illinois, please call us today at (217) 698-3400.