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.

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5 Ideas to Help You Find a Great Dentist in Summerville, SC

Great Dentist in Summerville, SC | Azalea Dental
Are you looking for a new dentist in the Summerville, SC area? Maybe your former dentist retired or just doesn’t serve your family’s needs any longer.Before you begin your search, here are a few tips to help you find a dentist who’s the perfect fit for your family.Get word-of-mouth referrals: Talk to friends and relatives about their dentists to find out about their experience with a particular dentist. Would they feel confident referring you to this dentist? If you can’t get a referral from a friend, pay attention to online reviews and testimonials that let you see how the dentist is doing according to actual patients.Do your research: Go online ...

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Replacing Missing Teeth

If you're missing one or more teeth, you may be aware of their importance to your looks and overall health. Your teeth are designed to work together to help you chew, speak and smile. When teeth are missing it can be difficult to do these things. Even the loss of a back tooth may cause your teeth to shift and your face to look older. Fortunately, missing teeth can be replaced.Inside are three options for replacement. Not all options are right for everyone but we will help you decide which option is best for you.ImplantsYou may choose implants to replace a single tooth, several teeth, or to support a full denture. An implant is a "post" that is surgically placed in the ...

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How Safe are Dental X-Rays

Do you ever wonder, “How safe are dental x-rays?”. The key to a healthy smile is prevention. When you see Dr. Thomas Riley for the first time, we typically start with a thorough oral exam. As part of this, we will take x-rays of your mouth. People often feel hesitant and worry they are placing themselves at risk. However, we use advanced technology to ensure our exams are safe, comfortable, and precise.Frequently Asked Questions About Dental X-RaysWhat is digital radiography?Instead of using traditional photographic equipment and bitewings, the doctor employs a digital sensor and computer technology to perform a series of detailed x-rays. When you first sit in the chair, ...

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How do Whitening Toothpastes Work, and How Effective are They?

When you go shopping you probably encounter a myriad of options for removing dental discoloration, such as over-the-counter strips or whitening toothpastes. There is no shortage of possible solutions to teeth stains. Whitening toothpastes are an especially popular option people often turn to brighten teeth. However, do whitening toothpastes work? Can you really achieve a brighter smile by using them?How Do Whitening Toothpastes Work?Toothpaste that brightens your teeth does so due to special ingredients. For example, many contain an abrasive material that gently buffs away surface stains. Others contain Hydrogen peroxide or other chemicals designed to break down discoloration. A few contain a chemical known as blue coveraine, which can ...

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Quiz: What is Preventive Dentistry

We all know people can visit the dentist to treat cavities and gum issues once they develop, but can the dentist offer treatment to help you avoid problems altogether? With a focus on preventive dentistry, the team at Azalea Dental can offer a number of procedures to protect your smile from cavities and periodontal disease. What is preventive dentistry?Avoiding Common Dental Issues1. True or False: Dental sealants can keep food from becoming stuck between teeth.2. True or False: Fluoride treatments strengthen enamel.3. True or False: We can address bruxism and TMJ issues with a nightguard.4. True or False: Using laser density, we can detect cavities.Answer Key1. True - With dental sealants, ...

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Why Do People Lose Their Teeth?

Some people may wonder why dentists always tell them that if they want to keep their teeth, they need to take care of them. Some even assume that the only time they need to see a dentist is for an extraction.It might surprise you to learn that most dentists use extraction only as the last resort if the tooth decay has spread into the gums and nearby teeth. If the tooth still has enough healthy material, the tooth may be root canaled, filled or crowned.So, why do people need to have teeth extracted?The Reason Why Dentists Extract Your ToothThere are several reasons a dentist might recommend an extraction. Here are ...

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Can a Single Procedure Transform My Smile?

What if I told you there was a single cosmetic procedure that could completely transform the appearance of your smile? At Azalea Dental, our team can place porcelain veneers and instantly correct a number of esthetic imperfections. We understand the desire for a beautiful smile is strong, but finding the time to see the dentist for multiple procedures can be difficult. With this esthetically pleasing treatment option, you can achieve stunning results with one procedure.Frequently Asked Questions About Instant Smile ImprovementHow do veneers work?With this cosmetic treatment, we custom-make a shell of porcelain, which will be placed over the front of a tooth. Held in place with a powerful adhesive, ...

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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!