Root Canal at Freedom Village Dental

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When a tooth’s nerve and pulp becomes infected, a dentist and patient must make a choice of whether to attempt to save the tooth by executing a root canal or to extract the tooth. At Freedom Village Dental in Jacksonville, we can help you make that choice.

There are several factors that impact this determination. These include whether there is an infection in the surrounding bone, the amount and condition of the remaining tooth structure, the strength of the supporting bone, and the presence of gum disease.

During a root canal procedure, the nerve and pulp of the tooth are removed. This tissue contains veins, arteries, and lymph vessels. We use files of various sizes to clean out the canals. Once the roots are cleaned out and widened, they are filled with a special rubber material that seals them off.

The root canal procedure is only the first step in the complete tooth restoration. After the root canal, without a crown, the tooth will probably become dry and brittle. The final steps are the core build-up and crown placement. A durable dental crown protects the remaining tooth, allows normal function, and prevents shifting of the surrounding teeth.

A root canal is generally the most conservative treatment when a root is infected or a tooth has acute decay or damage. Endodontic treatment has a very high success rate.

At Freedom Village Dental in Jacksonville NC, we also provide general and cosmetic dentistry. Make an appointment with us today.

Contact Freedom Village Dental:

910-716-0101

Location (Tap to open in Google Maps):

571 Yopp Rd Ste 308
Jacksonville, North Carolina
28540

 


3 Problems Which May Require A Root Canal

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Root canals may be the single most cringe-worthy dental treatment there is. They have the reputation of being very painful, but at Freedom Village Dental in Jacksonville, we think that bad reputation is way over-rated.

It is important that dental patients know what is happening during this anxiety-inducing, though routine, procedure. The purpose is to save a tooth and alleviate pain, not cause it.

At the center of each tooth is a very small tissue called the pulp. Any of the following problems can damage the pulp:

  • An injury to the tooth
  • A very deep cavity
  • A crack in the tooth

If this tissue becomes damaged or infected, it can build up at the root tip inside the jawbone and form an abscess. If left untreated, this can actually destroy the bone around the tooth and cause serious discomfort

When we perform a root canal, the affected pulp is cleared out. The space that is left is cleaned and then it is shaped and filled. This eliminates the need for a diseased tooth to be pulled. It would require continued cosmetic dentistry to fill in the gap.

Root canals are among the services we offer at Freedom Village Dental in Jacksonville, where we have a team of in-house specialists. Make an appointment with us today.

Contact Freedom Village Dental:

910-716-0101

Location (Tap to open in Google Maps):

571 Yopp Rd Ste 308
Jacksonville, North Carolina
28540

 

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