Root Canal Therapy in Jacksonville, FL
While many people fear it, root canal therapy is actually one of the most commonly performed procedures in dentistry. With extremely high success rates and the ability to prevent a full extraction, root canals are nothing to stress over. Our skilled team will ensure you’re comfortable throughout the process and provided with long-term relief. Schedule your appointment with Lakewood Dentistry today!
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Process of Root Canal Treatment
The first step in root canal treatment is to use a local anesthetic to numb the area. Next, we will create a small hole in the crown of your tooth to give us access to remove the infected portion of the tooth. Once this is completed, we will thoroughly clean the canal and fill it to seal out future infection. If the structure of your tooth has been compromised, a dental crown can be placed to support it.
Signs that you may need a root canal include:
- Abscessed tooth
- Chips or cracks
- Discoloration of the tooth
- Inflamed gums
- Sensitivity to hot or cold temperatures
- Severe toothache
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Root Canal FAQs
What is a root canal?
A root canal is simply the pulp-filled area within your tooth. Treatment is needed when this pulp becomes infected.
Is root canal treatment painful?
Between local anesthesia and relaxing amenities, we do everything we can to maximize your comfort throughout treatment. Our goal is to eliminate your pain, not cause it!
Is there an alternative to a root canal?
Once the tooth has reached the point of needing a root canal, few restorative treatments can change that. Unfortunately, many patients who avoid a root canal end up needing an extraction later on.