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Save Your Tooth with a Root Canal
Root canals have gotten a scary reputation over the years, though it is largely undeserved. Even so, you’ll feel better if you have an experienced dentist perform your root canal procedure. Our associate Dr. J. Wade Nichols, is an endodontist. This means he received specialized training after dental school with an emphasis on saving teeth damaged by infection or traumatic injury. Less than 3 percent of dentists are endodontists, according to the American Association of Endodontists. Thanks to his training and hands-on experience, Dr. Wade Nichols uses the most up-to-date methods for root canals. For a consultation with our endodontist, call Advanced Dental Center at 843-627-4076 to schedule your root canals in Florence, SC area with Dr. Wade Nichols.Dr. J. Wade Nichols on Root Canals Read Transcript
Root canals and practicing endodontics is primarily doing root canals, but it's more than doing just root canals, it's making the correct diagnosis. I always tell folks that you can't do a good treatment unless you make the correct diagnosis, so we see facial pain that's non-endonogenic. That's what I think really differentiates an experienced endodontist over others that would be out there doing root canals because it's hard sometimes to realize that the pain that this person brings to you, even though they may consider it to be a tooth pain, is really caused by other sources.
You've got to differentiate those sources, and it's difficult sometimes. Root canals have gotten a bad reputation, I think, mostly because of the past when patients would have severe pain. There were poor treatment modalities, poor materials to treat, and they were done differently. I think today that patients will tell you that most root canals are a breeze, and if we get to them early, like most things, a stitch in time saves nine, and it can be quite enjoyable. It certainly should be painless.
I truly love my patients, and I think I can prove to a patient in the 30, 45 minutes or an hour that they give me that they will have received the best endodontic care that they could get anywhere.
You Don’t Need To Worry About a Root Canal
If his expertise in root canals and other methods of saving teeth isn’t enough to calm your nerves, Dr. Wade Nichols uses the latest dental technology to make an accurate diagnosis and better plan your procedure. For example, he uses our 3D imaging system to get a good look at the “canals” inside your teeth and identify any potential complications before your treatment begins.
Dr. Wade Nichols will thoroughly numb your mouth prior to your root canal, but he can also offer dental sedation to keep you calm and relaxed throughout the procedure. You can choose to take a sedative in the form of a prescription pill or have us administer the medication intravenously.
We offer other dental treatment options for relieving stress, too. You can get a neck massage from our certified massage therapist and enjoy a complimentary bottle of water. While you’re in our chair, you can have:
- Cozy blankets
- A neck pillow
- Earbuds for your smartphone
Don’t be scared of a root canal! Call Advanced Dental Center at 843-627-4076 to book an appointment with our endodontist. Our Florence, SC dental office is a short drive from the Magnolia Mall. Have your comfortable and anxiety free root canals in Florence, SC area dental office with Dr. Wade Nichols
Dr. J Wade Nichols graduated in Newberry College with a degree in Business Administration and Chemisry and finished his dental degree at Medical University of South Carolina College of Dental Medicine in 1975. He completed his Eendodontics training at the Medical College of Virginia in 1980.