Professional Root Canal Services in Jacksonville
While not all cases of tooth pain warrant a root canal, it is a common solution for many people who have a tooth infection or an abscess below the tooth. If you have tooth or gum pain, don't delay seeking treatment. Infections can spread and are dangerous to your tooth, your oral health and your overall physical health.
What Is a Root Canal?
The center of a tooth contains a soft substance called pulp, which is made up of connective tissue, blood vessels and nerves. When there is a crack or a hole in your enamel, bacteria can get into the pulp and cause an infection. If the infection spreads, you may develop a painful abscess.
When this happens, the best solution is to remove the pulp. We make a small opening in your tooth and use special instruments to remove the infected pulp. After this, we fill the tooth and seal it. Rest assured that our top priority aside from removing the infected tissue is keeping you comfortable.
Root Canal or Extraction?
Although some people choose to extract an infected tooth to get rid of the pain and save money, this choice may wind up costing you more in the future.
When a tooth is removed, the surrounding teeth can shift and move. This may result in looser gums and the occurrence of gum disease, which may cause you to lose even more teeth. We encourage root canals to help save your natural teeth and to promote good oral health.
When it comes to reliable dental work, we are here to help you and your family. Our practice boasts the following certifications:
- American Dental Association membership
- Florida Dental Association membership
- Northeast District Dental Association membership
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