Tooth decay that has gone unchecked and unresolved in a timely manner, can often advance deep into the pulp, root, or nerve of a tooth. When this happens, it poses a significant threat to your oral health. Left unresolved the decay can turn into a serious infection in the root and even form a dangerous abscess in your gums.
In a serious situation like this Jacksonville Endodontic Associates will often need to perform a root canal, to remove the decayed and infected material before restoring the integrity of your tooth with a custom fitted crown, made from either gold, base metals or porcelain.
Once your endodontist has sufficiently numbed the area, they will use a drill to remove the decayed enamel and extract any infected material. Then all of the pertinent internal structures of the tooth will be rebuilt using a rubbery material known as gutta percha.
This will form an abutment that can later be used to secure a crown in place. This will effectively restore the full function and appearance of your badly decayed tooth.
If you have a badly decayed tooth, you should not hesitate to contact the highly trained endodontic staff at Jacksonville Endodontic Associates at 904.352.2510 to address the problem and restore your tooth.