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

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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 of the tooth. In a case like this, you should strongly consider seeking care from the endodontic specialists at Jacksonville Endodontic Associates.

The expertise and training of Dr. Andrew Calhoun can assess the severity of the tooth decay. If necessary he might recommend treating the tooth with a root canal.

This involves Dr. Andrew Calhoun removing the tooth enamel and all other compromised material from within the tooth.

Once all traces of decayed dental material have been removed Dr. Andrew Calhoun will rebuild sufficient structure to secure a dental crown. The specific material used for the dental crown will be influenced by the tooth’s location in your mouth and its appearance in your smile. After it has been cemented in place you can rely on your newly restored tooth for many years to come.

If you are in the Jacksonville, Florida, area and you have a tooth with a large or sensitive cavity, you should call 904.352.2510 to seek endodontic care at Jacksonville Endodontic Associates.