Root Canals in Spring Hill, FL

All teeth have three main layers: the outer enamel layer, the inner dentin layer and the pulp. The pulp is the innermost layer within the roots of the tooth and contain the nerves and blood vessels that supply the tooth. The blood vessels provide nutrients to the tooth and the nerves provide sensation.

When the pulp is intact, the tooth is vital and healthy. When a tooth becomes decayed or fractured, the bacteria eat their way through the enamel and dentin layers until they reach the pulp tissue. Once here, they cause the pulp tissue to break down, causing destruction of the nerves and blood vessels within the pulp. As the tissue breaks down, an infectious process starts within the pulp and eventually the nerves and blood vessels die. Pressure from this infectious process builds up within the tooth, usually causing pain, and eventually an abscess develops at the root tip. Until this degraded tissue is removed from within the tooth, this painful, infectious process continues.

When root canal treatment is performed, an opening is created through the top of the tooth to gain access to the pulp. The decayed tissue and infectious debris is cleaned out of the canals using small files. Once the canals have been thoroughly cleaned and are free of bacteria, they are sealed with a filling material and usually the abscess will heal. A temporary filling is used to close the opening in the tooth until the final restoration is placed.

The process of root canal therapy has progressed significantly over the years, and is now most often a one-visit procedure. Root canal therapy is highly successful and often lasts a lifetime, although on occasion, a tooth will have to be retreated due to reinfection at a later date.

Good oral hygiene practices and regular dental visits will aid in prolonging the life of your root canal treatment. Most teeth that undergo root canal therapy require subsequent crown (cap) placement to protect the tooth from fractures and provide strength. After treatment, your tooth may still be sensitive, but this will resolve as the inflammation and irritation from the bacteria diminishes and the tooth completely heals.

Signs and Symptoms

Sometimes, no symptoms are present and your dentist may discover signs of an abscess at the bottom of your tooth on routine radiographs. Often, signs and symptoms for possible root canal therapy:

  • An abscess (or pimple) on the gums
  • Prolonged sensitivity to hot and cold
  • Severe toothache pain
  • Swelling and/or tenderness

Patient Testimonials

WHAT OTHER PATIENTS, LIKE YOU, HAVE TO SAY

My family has been going to Ackley Dental for approximately 25 years. We are always welcomed with smiles and treated like family. If I do have a problem, which is VERY seldom if at all, We've been taken care of promptly. Thank you Ashley Dental! Keep up the good work! 💜 😉
Sandy Locke
04:51 15 Feb 20
Ackley Dental helped me with problems that no other Dentist could ! Instead of spot treating problems they came up with a comprehensive plan to fix my entire mouth and a payment program I could afford. I had missing teeth and old fillings that were infected plus other issues. Dr. Ronald Ackley told me in advance what was going to happen in each session and gave me peace of mind and a smile I could be proud of. The entire staff is warm and friendly. My wife says I have a movie star smile. Thank you Ackley Dental !
DJ Marvelous Marvin and Pamela Jean The Queen!
15:44 30 Jan 20
Dr. Ackley and his staff are the best in the business. i highly recommend them to anyone with general or cosmetic dental needs.
Timothy David Martin
13:33 26 Oct 19
Ackley Dental is a positive group of professionals.everyone makes you feel comfortable.Dr Amy Ackley is the best dentist I've ever been to see. Danielle her assistant was great and everyone else.if you need a dentistdo yourself a favor and go to Ackley Dental ❤️
Suzanne Schultz
15:16 27 Sep 19
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Robin Catino
02:13 06 Jul 19
Every staff member is so kind, from the front desk to the hygienist to the doctors. My assistant Julie was so friendly and personable, I’ve never felt more comfortable in a dental office.
Priscilla Davila
14:40 14 Jun 19
Every staff member is so kind, from the front desk to the hygienist to the doctors. My assistant Julie was so friendly and personable, I’ve never felt more comfortable in a dental office.
Priscilla Davila
14:39 14 Jun 19
Dr. Wise and her team are One of a kind! Thank you for everything you do for our family.
Mick B
00:15 27 Feb 19
I took my kids for their first ever appointment at Ackley Dental and I was not disappointed! The staff was friendly and helpful, the hygienist was quick, efficient and kind. Dr. Amy Ackley was knowledgeable and listened to all of my questions and answered them carefully. They set all of the appointments so I could get my teeth cleaned as my kids were getting theirs done. They did such a good job with each of my kids they came out excited and couldn't wait to come back (even though one of them got sealants!). They gave each of my kids a t-shirt (for having no cavities 🙂 and a goodie bag. What a lovely experience!
Angela Sarabia
00:23 19 Feb 19

1-352-678-5270

1530 Pinehurst Dr.
Spring Hill, FL 34606