Root Canals in Summerville SC

woman in pain holding her face in her hand I 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. 

woman laying in dental chair smiling I root canal in summerville scYour 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.