If you experience significant discomfort when you chew with a certain tooth in your mouth, call Advanced Dental Center at 843-627-4076 today to book an assessment to find out if you could be in need of a root canal treatment to save your tooth.
Perhaps more so than any other procedure that we offer at our Florence, SC dentist office, patients are most commonly intimidated by root canals. But we’re here to tell you that you shouldn’t believe the urban myths. This restorative dentistry treatment may be the one you need to save your damaged tooth from getting worse and needing to be extracted.
We know that sometimes patients put off treatments that they need for a variety of reasons, including financial concerns. To take some of the stress out of the scenario when it comes to covering the cost of the care you need, we take many forms of payment and even offer discounts if you pay for your procedures on the day you receive them.
Scheduling can also be a barrier for some patients that have jam-packed professional and personal lives. We know you don’t stick to a nine-to-five schedule so we don’t either. You can book with us as early as 8:00 a.m. every weekday and can visit us late after work until 7:00 p.m. on Tuesdays and Thursdays.
Get Out Of Pain With A Tooth-Saving Root Canal
When tooth decay gets all the way through your enamel and begins affecting the soft tissue and nerves (pulp) inside your tooth, it can cause a pretty terrible infection, not to mention a great deal of pain. When this occurs but the tooth is still able to be saved, we will likely recommend root canal therapy. We can explain this procedure in greater detail when you visit, but here are the basics:
- To ensure your treatment goes as smoothly as possible, we will thoroughly plan beforehand by examining your mouth and taking precise X-rays of your tooth
- So you won’t feel uncomfortable during your procedure, we will numb your affected tooth and the surrounding area with a mild anesthetic
- Using special instruments, we will make a small hole in your tooth and remove the infected pulp within
- To keep out bad bacteria, we will fill your now empty tooth with an inert material and cover up the hole with tooth-colored material
Depending on your particular case, there’s also a very good chance that we’ll recommend capping your tooth with a dental crown following your procedure. This will fortify your tooth, helping to strengthen and protect it.
Contrary to popular belief, the process of getting infected pulp removed from your teeth is really no more uncomfortable than getting a tooth filling. In fact, because we’ll remove the nerves in your tooth, you’ll never experience any pain in it again! Root canals are all about stopping dental pain, not causing it!
If you’d like some help relaxing during your procedure, our friendly team can provide various comfort options, including:
- Neck massages from our certified massage therapist
- Refreshing bottled water
- Soft blankets
- Cozy pillows
- Earbuds so you can listen to your favorite music
- Sedation dentistry options