Even a tiny crack or area of damage to your tooth may be enough to allow bacteria to infect the tooth pulp. This infection can create discomfort or swelling and could eventually cost you your tooth. If you are experiencing a toothache or just tooth sensitivity, call 904-620-9225 for your appointment with our dentist, Dr. James J. McCall, to see if you could use a root canal treatment in Jacksonville, FL.
What is a root canal?
Root canals are a type of endodontic treatment recommended when the dental pulp and nerves of the tooth are infected or injured. The dental pulp can become infected or injured when decay or injury impact the innermost tissues of the tooth, reaching past the outer layer of enamel. If left untreated, this can cause the tooth to die and require an extraction. A root canal treatment is often the only alternative to a tooth extraction and is usually the preferred treatment, as it allows you to continue using your natural tooth.
When you receive a root canal, our dentist will remove the infected and injured tissues from within the tooth. We will then clean the tooth and fill it with medicated material before capping it with a dental crown to fully restore the tooth. This treatment process can usually be completed in just one or two appointments.
While root canal treatment has a reputation for being painful, the reality is that your treatment can be completed with minimal discomfort due to advances in treatment techniques, anesthesia and dental technology. Our dentist and team will do everything possible to make sure that your treatment is as comfortable as possible.
To find out more about root canal treatment and schedule an appointment with our dentist, contact our office today!