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 of dental implants or bridges.
At the center of your tooth is 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.
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.
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 Phlicia K
I am grateful that Dr. Mavec was able to repair my tooth. I feel 100% better.
- Phlicia K
Patient Review by Ted H
Very professional and courteous. They take every precaution to insure everyone's safety during the visit.
- Ted H
Patient Review by Stephanie S
The office makes an “awful” procedure a painless easy process- not awful at all. Thank you for being able to see me and get rid of my tooth pain during this crazy time in our world right now. I felt office was very clean and felt very safe from germs with all the extra precautions they are taking right now.
- Stephanie S
Patient Review by Rebecca c
Dr and Staff very nice Very efficient wasn’t in the chair any longer than need be Made whole appointment painless Thank you
- Rebecca c
Patient Review by David K
Overall an excellent experience as always. The doctor was willing to comply with my wishes not to have any anesthesia without any pushback. An automated appointment confirmation system would seem to be an appropriate improvement.
- David K