Root Canal Therapy, Ponte Vedra Beach FL
What is a root canal?
A root canal is one of the most common dental procedures performed, well over 14 million every year. This simple treatment can save your natural teeth and prevent the need for dental implants or bridges.
At the center of your tooth is the pulp. Pulp is a collection of blood vessels that helps to build the surrounding tooth. Infection of the pulp can be caused by trauma to the tooth, deep decay, cracks, and chips, or repeated dental procedures. Symptoms of the infection can be identified as visible injury or swelling of the tooth, sensitivity to temperature, or pain in the tooth and gums. If you experience any of these symptoms, your dentist will most likely recommend non-surgical treatment to eliminate the diseased pulp.
Don’t Suffer From Tooth Pain Any Longer!
Pain in your tooth or gums may be a symptom of infected pulp. Dr. Mavec can perform a Root Canal to treat the infected pulp, relieve pain, and save your natural teeth!
Please also read our Root Canal Patient Reviews.
The Root Canal Procedure
This injured pulp is removed and the root canal system is thoroughly cleaned and sealed. This therapy usually involves local anesthesia and may be completed in one or more visits depending on the treatment required. Success for this type of treatment occurs in about 94% of cases. If your tooth is not amenable to endodontic treatment or the chance of success is unfavorable, you will be informed at the time of consultation or when a complication becomes evident during or after treatment.
Conscious Sedation Dentistry
We use local anesthesia to eliminate discomfort. In addition, we will provide nitrous oxide analgesia, if indicated. You will be able to drive home after your treatment, and you probably will be comfortable returning to your normal routine.
Illustrated Root Canal Procedure
To provide you with a better understanding of endodontic therapy, we have provided the following multimedia presentation. Many common questions pertaining to root canals are discussed.
Root Canal FAQs
What happens after treatment?
When your root canal therapy has been completed, a record of your treatment will be sent to your restorative dentist. You should contact their office for a follow-up restoration within a few weeks of completion at our office. Your restorative dentist will decide on what type of restoration is necessary to protect your tooth. It is rare for endodontic patients to experience complications after routine endodontic treatment or microsurgery. If a problem does occur, however, we are available at all times to respond. To prevent further decay, continue to practice good dental hygiene.
Are Root Canals Painful?
Endodontist Dr. Mavec and the American Association of Endodontists want you to have accurate information about Root Canal treatment. Please refer to our additional page of root canal information and call our office with your questions: Ponte Vedra Beach Endodontics Office Phone Number 904-273-5770.
How much does root canal therapy cost?
The cost associated with this procedure can vary depending on factors such as the severity of damage to the affected tooth and which tooth is affected. In general, endodontic treatment is much less expensive than tooth removal and replacement with an artificial tooth.
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Patient Reviews: Root Canal
Please read testimonials from our patients, below. If you wish to rate your Root Canal experience, we invite you to fill out our Patient Review questionnaire to leave a review about your Root Canal experience with Ponte Vedra Endodontics. Call our office if you would like more information: Ponte Vedra Beach Endodontics Office Phone Number 904-273-5770.
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Patient Review by Joseph S
Excellent Dr and staff
- Joseph S
Patient Review by Larry H
I hate needles! I was expecting to be down for a day or two. I came out of the procedure with only the soreness of the numbing shots. Dr. Mavec has a true talent and his staff is first class. I don't expect to ever have this procedure again, but if I do it will be done by Dr. Mavec! Semper Fi!
- Larry H
Patient Review by Elaine M
They used this plastic sheeting with a hole & brace that isolated the trouble tooth. Wow... besides the drooling I had in my mouth under the sheeting, when they sprayed water or drilled I had NO debris from it! It was a bit uncomfortable to get on at first, but once on - it was AWESOME! Every dentist should use this. 🙂 Very pleased with my appt. Thank you! But as nice as it was... I hope I never have to get a root canal again (hahaha 🙂 Thank you!
- Elaine M
Patient Review by Effie L
Thank you for being so kind!!
- Effie L
Patient Review by Rebecca R
Thank you for fitting me in on such short notice. I had a great, pain free root canal. Yay!
- Rebecca R