An Endodontist Might Need to Drain a Dental Abscess

A dental abscess is a collection of infected fluid within the periodontal tissues. It is often associated with a severely decayed tooth that has allowed bacteria to develop a presence at its root. Common symptoms of a dental abscess often include a building pressure and pain in the gums below a tooth with an untreated… Read more »

The Basics About Root Canal Treatment

Why Might Dental Pulp Need to Be Removed? The dental pulp (the tissue, blood vessels, and nerves in the middle of the tooth) can become damaged from several things, including a cracked tooth, an injury or blow to a tooth, or a deep cavity. If damaged dental pulp is not removed, an abscess (a pus-filled… Read more »

Root Canals are Not Painful

What comes to mind when you think of the words “root canal?” Do you think they’re pain-inducing? That’s a normal answer that we get. To correct some of the falsehoods surrounding root canal treatments, read this post. If you have any extra questions, please be sure to call our office and we’ll be thrilled to… Read more »

Oral Health Keys: Endodontics

If you should ever suffer an oral accident or injury, it is important to visit your dentist to determine if any underlying damage has occurred. If damage deep within a tooth has occurred and the pulp is damaged, it must be removed. Normally, a damaged pulp means a tooth would need to be extracted. However,… Read more »

Oral Hygiene Can Help Sensitive Teeth

Sure, you’ve most likely had tooth sensitivity before. But what did you do about it? Have you heard that you can stop by our office for tooth sensitivity procedures? Here are a few things you can do to keep your teeth feeling solid and healthy after professional services from our Jacksonville, Florida, office. To shield… Read more »

You Should Not Dismiss a Minor Toothache

The internal structures of a tooth can often be very sensitive. When a small cavity or damage from a recent dental trauma affect dental material beyond the tooth enamel it can affect the dentin, pulp, nerve, or root within a tooth. Even if the toothache pain is minimal, you should not dismiss it. Without specialist… Read more »

A Severe Case of Dental Attrition with Tooth Decay Might Require Endodontic Therapy

A deviation in the relationship between two or more teeth in your mouth can gradually start to affect the structural integrity of a tooth’s enamel layer. If it isn’t addressed in a reasonable amount of time the area of dental attrition could start to accumulate bacterial deposits allowing a severe cavity to develop in the… Read more »

Tooth Decay in the Pulp of a Tooth Might Require a Root Canal

Sometimes even the most consistent and effective daily oral hygiene routine isn’t sufficient for preventing a cavity from developing on one of your teeth. If it’s allowed to progress you might experience discomfort and increasing sensitivity in the affected tooth. Without timely treatment, the cavity could spread the bacterial presence into the pulp or root… Read more »

Flossing 101

Most people don’t have a problem with brushing their teeth in the morning and before bed, but many people think it’s ok to skip flossing. Brushing and flossing removes plaque from the front, back, and chewing surfaces of the teeth, but flossing removes food particles and plaque from between the teeth, where toothbrushes can’t reach…. Read more »

Endodontic Therapy Might Be Needed to Treat a Knocked Out Tooth

Suffering a hard blow to the face from an accidental fall, sports injury, or automotive collision can sometimes cause significant oral trauma. Sometimes enough force can be applied to a tooth to cause it to break off at the gumline or to sever the connection between the root of a tooth and the periodontal ligaments… Read more »