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.
We’re committed to giving you one more reason to smile!
- DR. ANDREW ZERBINOPOULOS
FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
Are root canals painful?
Why is a root canal better than an extraction?
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.
Do you still have questions? Give us a call!