Patient Testimonials
  • Azalea Dental is, without a doubt, the best dentist office I have ever been to. The staff is professional, courteous, and very easy to talk to and work with. They have televisions on the ceiling for crying out loud (I'm a former Army guy, so anything beyond whiskey and a stick to squeeze is good. Televisions on the ceiling is exceeding the standard).
    Dan B.
  • Dr. Riley and all of the staff are amazing! Between Jenna and Debbie at the front desk, the hygienist Jodie, and Dr. Riley my appointments have always been quick, easy and most importantly, painless. I would refer any of my family or friends to Azalea Dental! Thank you guys for always offering 5 star service!
    Libby L.
  • The best dental practice I have ever experienced, and I have experienced several.They are friendly, thorough and experienced, I wouldn't consider going any where else for my dental health .
    Jeff
  • I have chosen Azalea Dental for many years as our family dentist. Our first impression was great and we have continued with Dr Riley and staff ever since. They have state of art equipment and knowledgeable professional staff. I am and always will recommend this office. They are the best in the area!
    Carolyn O.

Root Canals in Summerville SC

Root Canals | Azalea DentalA root canal is a common procedure to save an infected tooth.

The team at Azalea Dental understands that you may have negative feelings about root canals. If fear of the procedure has kept you from getting the care you need, you’ll be pleased to know that advanced dental techniques and materials make a root canal performed at our Summerville dental office as simple and routine as a filling.

We know that many people feel anxious about dental visits, especially for procedures like root canals. You can be assured that our team has decades of experience in keeping our patients calm and relaxed during treatment. We know just what to do to ensure you have the most stress-free experience possible.

Root Canals Save Teeth

Root canals address a serious problem involving the pulp of a tooth. The pulp houses nerves, blood vessels, and connective tissue that may become infected and inflamed due to severe decay, chips or cracks in the tooth, or other damage. 

A root canal is necessary to treat the inside of the tooth when the pulp becomes infected. When we perform a root canal, we remove the infected pulp, then clean and seal the tooth. For more complex root canal cases, we will refer you to our in-house endodontist who comes to our office one day a week. After your procedure, we may suggest restoring the tooth with a crown or filling for protection and normal tooth function.

We urge you not to put off dental treatment because you’re worried about the procedure. Postponing treatment will lead to continued pain, and the tooth will eventually need to be extracted. 

Summerville SC Root Canals | Azalea DentalYour Comfort Is Our Priority

Millions of people are apprehensive about dental visits, and we respect those feelings. Dr. Riley will always make sure your mouth is numb before he begins the procedure so there’s no risk of any discomfort. However, dental anxiety is worse for some people than others.

If your anxiety is a serious problem for you, Dr. Riley can prescribe a sedative for you to take before you arrive for your appointment. You will already be relaxed when you get to our office so you can have your procedure in complete comfort. Please note that you will need a designated driver to get you safely to and from your appointment.

Please Contact Us for an Appointment

Root canals are a routine procedure that eliminates pain and saves an infected tooth. If you suspect you need a root canal, please don’t put off treatment. The sooner we see you, the better chance we have of restoring function and preserving the tooth.

Give us a call so we can get you in for an examination to see if you do in fact need a root canal. If you are currently in pain, please contact our Summerville dental office and we’ll get you in as soon as possible, usually the same day.

In-House Discount Plan
If you're worried about the cost of dental care, at Azalea Dental we've got you covered! Click on the link below to learn more about our In-House Discount Plan and how it can help you save money!