Tooth decay often afflicts a tooth with chipped or otherwise compromised tooth enamel. With early diagnosis and professional treatment, a small cavity can often be repaired with a dental filling or a dental crown restoration. Should the bacterial presence manage to infiltrate the inner structures of the tooth, it could lead to more significant oral health complications.
To effectively treat a tooth in this condition, you will need to seek endodontic care at Jacksonville Endodontic Associates. Dr. Andrew Calhoun can often perform a root canal to extract any infected material from the interior of the tooth as well as the root.
Once this is done, he will rebuild the structure of the tooth with a special dental material known as gutta percha. This will create a small, post-shaped structure called an abutment, which will eventually anchor a dental crown in place.
After the crown has been created at an off-site dental lab, he can cement it into place to fully replace the presence and function of your once severely decayed tooth.
If you live in the Jacksonville, Florida, area and you are suffering with a painful or badly decayed tooth, you should call 904.352.2510 to seek endodontic care and dental restoration at Jacksonville Endodontic Associates.