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A deviation in the relationship between two or more teeth in your mouth can gradually start to affect the structural integrity of a tooth’s enamel layer. If it isn’t addressed in a reasonable amount of time the area of dental attrition could start to accumulate bacterial deposits allowing a severe cavity to develop in the already compromised tooth.

If the bacterial presence of tooth decay manages to invade the pulp of the tooth it could cause significant discomfort and sensitivity. In a situation like this, you might want to consider seeking care at Dr. Andrew Calhoun’s endodontic clinic.

If a significant amount of the tooth’s internal structure has been compromised, he might recommend treating the tooth with endodontic therapy. This is designed to remove any remaining tooth enamel while excising any other affected tissues.

Once this is done, Dr. Andrew Calhoun will then start the process of forming an abutment from a material called gutta percha. This small post shaped structure will provide the necessary anchor to hold a dental crown in place.

Dr. Andrew Calhoun will then prepare an impression of the area to help guide dental technicians in creating your dental crown. When it’s ready Dr. Andrew Calhoun will cement the dental crown onto the abutment with a strong dental adhesive.

If you are in the Jacksonville, Florida, area and you have a tooth that’s been badly compromised by dental attrition, you should call 904.352.2510 to seek endodontic care at Jacksonville Endodontic Associates.