Root Canal Treatment



Point Meadows Dentistry

 If dental decay is not identified in its early stages, the infection can spread from the outer enamel into the pulp chamber. The pulp chamber houses blood vessels, nerves, and other sensitive soft tissues. If you have a dental infection, root canal therapy can help to save the compromised tooth and prevent the need for extraction. During treatment, we will remove the infected tissue and nerve and restore the tooth with a crown. 

You may need root canal therapy if you suffer from:

  • Noticeable tooth discomfort when chewing

  • Changes in the color of your tooth

  • Discomfort when touching or applying pressure

  • A tooth that wiggles or feels loose

  • Sensitivity to hot or cold temperatures

  • Tenderness or swollen gums

  • Small bumps or discoloration along the gums

Closing: If you are experiencing signs of a dental infection, please do not hesitate to schedule your appointment at Point Meadows Dentistry. You may call us at (904)373-4777, or request an appointment online.


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Are root canals painful?

While most people can expect some discomfort during and after a root canal procedure, excessive pain is not normal.

Why is a root canal better than an extraction?

Between a root canal and a tooth extraction, a root canal is the preferred choice because it works on fixing your natural tooth. If a tooth is too far compromised, we may recommend an extraction, followed by a dental implant to replace what was lost.

How long does the procedure take?

You can generally expect one or two appointments of about 90 minutes each. The first appointment is general to remove all infection from the root system of the tooth, and on the second visit the root canal is cleaned, disinfected, shaped, measured and filled to prevent any further infection.

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