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.

What is a root canal?

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.

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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