Our team at Dr. Cynthia L. Skigen’s dental office is committed to doing everything within our power to save your damaged teeth. One of the most powerful tools in our arsenal is an endodontic treatment known as root canal therapy, although this treatment is most often simply called a root canal. Endodontics is a special type of dentistry that focuses on treating infections and damage that occur inside of your tooth. Inside of your tooth are important nerves, blood vessels, and dental pulp that keep your tooth healthy. When this sensitive area becomes damaged, severe pain and infection can often occur. If not taken care of in a timely manner, your tooth can eventually die and need to be extracted.
To save your tooth, our talented dentist provides gentle, effective root canal therapy at our practice. Root canal therapy is the process by which we restore the size and integrity of your natural tooth structure. First, we remove all infected pulp and decayed portions of your tooth. Then, the inside of your tooth is filled with a strong, rubber-like material known as gutta-percha. Finally, the tooth is sealed off with a dental filling or dental crown, based on your individual needs.
We will ensure that you feel as comfortable as possible during your root canal in Jacksonville, Florida. We always want you to have a positive experience at our office. If you are experiencing severe tooth pain and sensitivity, root canal therapy may be just what you need. We encourage you to call our dental office today and schedule an appointment. We hope to relieve your pain and put a smile back on your face.