Compassionate Endodnotics & Root Canals
In cases that require endodontics and root canals, Hawkins Family Dental’s team of dental professionals offer personalized care for root canals and other specialty dental services We take the time to assess the unique needs of each patient, and we have the resources in place to help with root canals and endodontic therapies.
What to Expect from a Root Canal Treatment
In the past, if you had a tooth with a diseased nerve, you’d probably lose that tooth. Today, with a special dental procedure called root canal therapy, your tooth can be saved. When a tooth is cracked or has a deep cavity, bacteria can enter the pulp tissue and germs can cause an infection inside the tooth. If left untreated, an abscess may form. If the infected tissue is not removed, pain and swelling can result. This can not only injure your jawbones, but is detrimental to your overall health.
Root canal treatment involves one to three visits. During treatment, your dentist or endodontist removes the affected tissue. Next, the tissue will be removed and the interior of the tooth will be cleaned and sealed. Finally, the tooth is filled with a dental composite.
If your tooth has extensive decay, your dentist may suggest placing a crown to strengthen and protect the tooth from breaking. As long as you continue to care for your teeth and gums with regular brushing, flossing, and checkups, your restored tooth can last a lifetime.
If you have any questions regarding endodontics, root canals, or any of our Gainesville Dentistry Services feel free to contact Hawkins Family Dental with any of your inquiries.