A Severely Damaged Tooth Might Need a Root Canal

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An unprotected blow to the face, especially during sporting events can pose a serious threat to the health of one or more of your teeth. Sometimes this could result in a simple dental fracture that can be treated with a crown. Yet there are other times when a severe blow damages more than tooth enamel to affect the pulp or nerve of the tooth.

In a situation like this, the pain can be intense, and you will need to seek treatment from the endodontic specialists at Jacksonville Endodontic Associates’s clinic in Jacksonville, Florida. The special training and experience we have received gives us the expertise to be able to treat significant damage to sensitive dental tissues.

In many cases, a situation like this calls for us to perform a root canal. This mode of treatment is designed to extract the compromised internal structure of the tooth with a special dental material known as gutta percha. This will create an abutment with the sufficient strength to anchor a crown made from either gold, porcelain, or an alloy of base metals.

We will then prepare a detailed impression of the abutment, surrounding teeth, and the corresponding teeth in your bite pattern. This will be sent to our off-site, professional dental lab, where a special crown will be created

To protect the abutment core of the tooth, we will secure a temporary crown. This will keep the restored abutment safe while you wait for the completion of the crown.

When it’s ready, we’ll call you back in to have it cemented in place with a strong dental adhesive.

If you have just had a tooth badly damaged, you should not delay in calling 904.352.2510 to have it treated at Jacksonville Endodontic Associates’s endodontic clinic in Jacksonville, Florida.