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When a cavity goes untreated, the bacterial presence within the tooth will gradually continue to spread. As this happens, an increasing amount of the tooth’s natural integrity becomes compromised. In time, this can cause the tooth to suffer a severe fracture.

To effectively treat a tooth in this condition Dr. Andrew Calhoun often needs to perform endodontic therapy at his clinic in Jacksonville, Florida. Also known as a root canal this treatment will remove all traces of tooth decay as well any remaining tooth enamel.

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.

Once this is done, Dr. Andrew Calhoun will prepare an impression of the area. This will guide dental technicians in creating your dental crown from special materials such as gold, porcelain or base metals.

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 suffering from a severe cavity or fracture, you should call 904.352.2510 to seek endodontic care at Jacksonville Endodontic Associates.