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The durability of your teeth comes largely from the strength of your tooth enamel. While it’s rare, there are times when an oral accident, like a blow to the face, can chip, fracture or severely crack a tooth. If the damage to the pulp or root of the tooth is significant, Jacksonville Endodontic Associates’s endodontic staff might need to administer endodontic therapy.

This course of treatment, also known as a root canal, is designed to extract any damaged tissues along with the tooth enamel layer of the affected tooth.Your endodontist, Dr. Andrew Calhoun, will then rebuild the internal structures of the tooth with a special dental material known as gutta percha.

Once this is done, he will take a detailed impression of the area and secure a hard, plastic cap known as a temporary crown over the top.

The impression will be sent to our off-site dental lab to serve as a guide while the technicians custom create a new crown. When it’s ready, we will call you back in for a second appointment to cement the crown into place.

With proper care and good oral hygiene habits, you should expect the restored tooth to serve you for many years to come.

If you have a severely damaged or otherwise painful tooth that needs a root canal in Jacksonville, Florida, you shouldn’t delay in calling 904.352.2510 to have it treated and repaired at Jacksonville Endodontic Associates.