Root canal therapy is one of the most misunderstood dental treatments available – just say the phrase “root canal” to a friend, and you’ll probably receive a groan in reply! Although it has a notoriety for being painful, root canal therapy is a gentle procedure that gets you out of pain and assists you in return to your everyday life. At Eastland Dental Center in Bloomington, IL, our team of dentists believe in the power of patient education and take the time to describe your recommended treatment so you can feel confident about your path towards a healthier smile. Scroll on to learn more about root canal therapy and what to expect.
Root canal treatment is a tooth-saving therapy that your dentist may recommend for a variety of scenarios in which your tooth would otherwise need to be removed, such as:
One of the biggest myths about root canal treatment is that it is excruciatingly painful. However, with modern dental anesthetics and a gentle touch, patients find that root canal treatments are more comfortable then anticipated and helps eliminate the discomfort from the infected and inflamed tooth.
Root canal therapy is done in multiple steps that we perform with care and precision. Single rooted teeth are oftentimes performed in our office while teeth like molars with more complex and multiple roots are performed by the endodontist. An endodontist is a root canal specialist.
We are always happy to answer your questions about any dental treatment we provide at Eastland Dental Center. To schedule your consultation, call our Bloomington, IL office today at (309) 663-4711.
Dr. Mike completed his doctor of dental medicine degree from Southern Illinois University in 1978. Dr. Marisa completed her doctor of dental medicine degree from Midwestern University in 2015. Both doctors have logged hundreds of hours of continuing education to stay on top of the latest technologies in dentistry as well as the most current research on the oral-systemic, mouth-body connection to benefit their patients. Dr. Mike and Dr. Marisa are active members and in excellent standing with the American Dental Association, Illinois State Dental Association, Chicago Dental Society, McLean County Dental Association, American Academy of Oral Systemic Health, and numerous other societies.
Both doctors are avid golfers and have won several national golf tournaments over the years. They are the only father-daughter team in the state to have won the Illinois State Amateur Golf Championship. Dr. Mike in 1974 and Dr. Marisa in 2005.