Endodontics - Jacksonville, FL

Root Canals – Our
Smile Saving Solution

Protecting the Invisible Part of Your Smile

When most people hear the word endodontics, the first thing that comes to mind is a root canal. Indeed, endodontics is the branch of dentistry that focuses on diseases and injuries of the dental pulp, the soft tissue located under tooth dentin. It’s always best to retain natural teeth when possible, and endodontics is the best option to rescue teeth from extraction and ensure optimal health and cosmetic results. Endodontists complete two to three years of additional specialized training after dental school, primarily focusing on root canals.

As such, they have the right expertise and skills to effectively diagnose, prevent, and treat conditions that impact the dental pulp and tooth roots. Our team has an extensive track record of successfully saving teeth with root canal therapy and offers IV sedation if you have dental anxiety. If you’re looking for a root canal specialist in Jacksonville, FL, our skilled Blue Sky Dental Group team will treat your infected dental pulp with state-of-the-art care and a gentle touch!

What is Root Canal Therapy?

A root canal may be required if you cracked or chipped a tooth, have a deep cavity, or failed to fill. If you’re experiencing tooth pain, suffered dental trauma, or have lingering tooth sensitivity to hot or cold food and beverages, it’s time to visit an endodontist. The dental pulp contains blood vessels, nerves, and connective tissue that help the tooth root grow while it’s developing. The dental pulp isn’t necessary once a tooth is fully grown because surrounding tissues continually nourish the tooth.

People still have misconceptions about root canals and think they’re painful. But root canal treatment is designed to gently eliminate bacteria from the infected root canal, alleviate pain, prevent reinfection, and save the natural tooth. In addition to easing a painful toothache, a root canal in Jacksonville, FL, eliminates the inconvenience and cost of avoiding endodontic treatment in favor of tooth extraction or a wait-and-see approach.

The Benefits of
Root Canal Treatment

  • Delivers efficient chewing
  • Restores normal bite force and sensation
  • Preserves natural tooth and smile aesthetics
  • Protects other teeth from excessive wear

The Root Canal

Our endodontists in Jacksonville, FL, use specialized, minimally invasive, and advanced technology to treat tooth pain and perform root canal treatment. The root canal procedure starts by numbing the area with a local anesthetic and additional sedation if requested. Then, a dental dam isolates the infected tooth and prevents oral bacteria within your mouth from impacting the procedure. Once you’re comfortable, our endodontists drill a small hole in the tooth, remove the infected pulp, carefully clean and disinfect the canal, fill it with a specialized biocompatible material, and seal it with a composite filling.

Depending on the degree of infection and anatomy of the impacted tooth root, root canal therapy at Blue Sky Dental Group may require one or two visits and 30 to 90 minutes total to complete. Although uncommon, some patients need retreatment after many years or a procedure called an apicoectomy if the tip of the tooth root (apex) is impacted. Although the process is similar to a root canal, the infected area is accessed through the gums rather than the tooth.

Additional Root Canal Videos

Dr. Kathleen Stevens Talks About When A Root Canal Is Needed
Dr. Kathleen Stevens Talks About How Many Dental Appointments Are Required For Root Canals
Dr. Kathleen Stevens Talks About How Pulp Gets Damaged, Thus Requiring A Root Canal