Endodontic or Root Canal Therapy
Millions of teeth are treated each year with a procedure known as a Root Canal. The clinical name for a Root Canal is endodontic treatment. Endodontist are dentist who specialize in this procedure. Endodontic treatment may relieve symptoms without extracting the tooth. This is important to maintain the beauty and function of your natural teeth. This is why endodontist are known as specialist at saving teeth. Please review this short video provided by the AAE:
Endodontic Treatment or Root Canal Explained:
Inside the tooth is a soft tissue called the pulp. The pulp contains blood vessels, nerves and connective tissue that help grow the root of your tooth during development. Fully developed teeth can survive without the pulp because the teeth are nourished by the tissues surrounding them.
Treatment to the inside of the tooth is necessary when the pulp becomes inflamed or infected. This may stem from a variety of causes such as deep decay, repeated dental procedures, faulty crowns, or a crack or chip in the tooth. Trauma to a tooth may also cause pulp damage even if the tooth has no visible chips or cracks. If pulp inflammation or infection is not treated it can cause pain or lead to an abscess. Common signs include pain, prolonged sensitivity to heat or cold, tenderness to touch and chewing, discoloration of the tooth, swelling, drainage and tenderness in the lymph nodes as well as nearby bone and gum tissues. Sometimes, however, there are no symptoms.
During endodontic treatment the pulp is removed and the inside of the tooth is cleaned and disinfected. The tooth is then filled and sealed with a rubber-like material called gutta-percha. Finally, the tooth is restored with a crown or filling for protection. After restoration, the tooth continues to function like any other tooth.
Endodontic treatment helps you maintain your natural smile and function of your teeth. With proper care, most teeth that have had root canal treatment can last a lifetime.
Dr. Peinado has practiced dentistry for 23 years and specializes in endodontic treatment. Her soft and gentle demeanor will put you at ease while she examines and explains her findings. The latest advances in technology are used to develop a treatment plan to address your specific needs.
Location - endodontics | bartram park
We are conveniently located in South Jacksonville Bartram Park adjacent to Nocatee, Durbin Park, Mandarin, Julington Creek and Fruit Cove St. Johns 210. We are also convenient to Green Cove Springs (Clay County) via the Shands Bridge.