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Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs): Root Canals

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At Azalea Dental, we pride ourselves on educating our patients about dental care so they can be an active participant in their own oral health.

As a patient, you have a right to be informed about your treatment. We make every effort to explain a procedure in enough detail for you to understand why it's important and how it can benefit your oral health.

But you may still have questions, and we've shared a few of those we hear most frequently. We're always here for you, so if you still need more information, please don't hesitate to contact our office.

Root Canals

If you need a root canal, you’ll most likely know due to the severe pain you feel in or around your tooth. 

Root canal treatments eliminate infections and significant decay within teeth. Most people recognize that they need root canal treatment in Summerville, SC because they have dental pain they can’t escape with traditional painkillers. 

Signs You May Need A Root Canal

Specific signs that you may need a root canal include:

  • Swollen and puffy gums around a specific tooth
  • Constant pain that worsens when you chew or clench your teeth
  • Extended sensitivity to cold or hot foods and beverages 
  • A cracked, irritated tooth
  • A darkened tooth that appears “dead”

Root canals become necessary when dental decay spreads and attacks the interior of your tooth. If you at all suspect that you need a root canal in Summerville, SC, you shouldn’t wait to get treatment. You’ll want to visit your dentist right away to have the area cleaned, sanitized, and packed with an artificial replacement. 

Contact Our Lincolnville, SC Dental Office

If you’re experiencing pain, sensitivity, or irritation around one of your teeth, call your “dentist near me” at (843) 261-9754 immediately. A professional diagnosis is the only way to know for sure whether a root canal is your best course of treatment. 

A root canal is needed when decay or trauma has reached the innermost portion of your tooth. This is the part of the tooth that houses nerves, pulp, and tissue and helps keep your tooth alive and healthy. When a deep cavity or severe gum disease penetrates this inner part of your tooth, the first thing you will probably notice is pain that does not go away.

Once the infection or damage has reached this stage, a root canal is the only treatment option left to provide you with relief. If we don’t perform a root canal, the tooth may need to be extracted or the pain will just continue to worsen.

In spite of what you’ve probably heard, you don’t have anything to worry about with a root canal. People commonly make the mistake of thinking that the pain (a symptom of the problem) is related to the procedure itself. However, as soon as Dr. Riley numbs the area, you will experience immediate relief. Root canal procedures don’t cause pain—they relieve it!

During the procedure, we’ll use specially designed instruments that gently and comfortably remove all signs of infection. Since a compromised tooth needs protection, in most cases we will recommend a dental crown be placed after your root canal treatment.

Schedule A Root Canal in 29483

Do you suspect that you need a root canal? We encourage you to call us as soon as possible to relieve your discomfort and get you the help you need.

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