Endodontics - Wagener, SC
Root Canals Preserve Natural Teeth
We End Your Discomfort
If you have extreme pain coming from deep inside one of your teeth, there are a few possible reasons. One is that you have a cavity and will need a filling. Another is that an infection has broken through your tooth enamel and spread into the pulp chamber, the part of the tooth where living tissues including nerves—which give your tooth sensation—and blood vessels are located. If your pulp chamber is infected, a simple filling won’t fix the problem. At the same time, it doesn’t mean that the tooth is in such poor condition that it must be extracted. With years of experience providing endodontics in Wagener, SC, our team can eradicate your pain and infection with root canal therapy rather than removing the entire tooth. In fact, that natural tooth may be even stronger after treatment.
Signs of Root Canal Infection
If you experience any of these symptoms, please give us a call right away:
Saving a Dying Tooth from Extraction
Advanced imaging technology enables us to quickly identify root canal issues. Once we do so, we’ll set up an appointment for you to return to our Wagener, SC office to have endodontic treatment. Before your surgery, you may have already suffered severe pain, so our first task is to alleviate your discomfort. We can provide various sedation options to ensure your treatment is as smooth and pain-free as possible. We not only consider your condition when selecting sedation, but also your degree of dental anxiety, if applicable. After you’re sedated, we access the infected pulp chamber by making an opening in the crown of the affected tooth. Inside we clear away all of the infected tissue, disinfect the area, then broaden and reshape the root canals, the slender channels in your tooth roots for which the treatment is named. We fortify the tooth by filling these channels with a unique dental material called gutta-percha. In most cases we then top the tooth with a new crown—conveniently fabricated during the same appointment with our own milling machine—to keep it strong through many more years of chewing and biting!
Infected tooth and abcess
Tooth cleaned and shaped
Root filling replaced
Permanent filling or crown placed
Give up your pain, not your tooth!
Request a root canal treatment consultation today.