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Root Canal Therapy Saves Your Natural Tooth

September 19, 2018
by: Dr. Ammons

An infected or severely decayed tooth can not only be incredibly painful but can be harmful to your healthy neighboring teeth. For the safety and integrity of your oral health, it is critical that we treat an infected or damaged tooth as quickly as possible. At Ammons Dental By Design, we utilize root canal therapy to preserve your natural tooth and relieve your pain. Read on to learn more about root canal therapy, as well as our sedation options to keep you comfortable throughout the treatment process.

What Is Root Canal Therapy?

At Ammons Dental By Design, our priority is to preserve the health of your teeth while promptly easing your pain so you can get back to your daily life. During a root canal treatment, we carefully remove the infected or decayed pulp, clean and disinfect the area, and then seal up the root to protect it from future infection and decay.

Is a Root Canal Treatment Painful?

Root canal therapy has a bad reputation, but modern advances in dental technology and pain management mean that the procedure is more comfortable than ever before. Prior to the procedure, we will apply a local anesthetic to your tooth. You may feel some slight pressure during the procedure, but our well-qualified team will make sure you stay comfortable. After all, root canal therapy is designed to ease pain, not increase it!

Stay Calm with Sedation Dentistry

If you’re still worried about pain during your upcoming root canal treatment, let our team know. We offer three sedation options: nitrous oxide, oral conscious sedation, and IV sedation. Depending on the extent of your procedure, our team can recommend the right option for helping you remain relaxed.

Act Now to Save Your Tooth!

Instead of completely extracting your tooth, root canal therapy is a safe and effective procedure to treat infection and advanced decay. However, if you put off root canal treatment for too long, it will become too late to save your tooth, and it will need to be removed. So if you are in need of root canal therapy, do not spend another day living in pain. Contact us today to schedule an appointment at one of our five friendly dental offices!

Ammons Dental By Design can preserve your natural tooth with early root canal therapy.

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Multiple Convenient Dental Locations Near Charleston

Ammons Dental By Design has four locations so you can find the most convenient office for your family.
CAMDEN
1015 Fair St.
Camden, SC 29020
Monday – Thursday:
8am – 5pm
P: (803) 969-0365
F: (803) 432-2625
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DOWNTOWN CHARLESTON
14 Lockwood Dr,
Charleston, SC 29401
(Suite A on the exterior of the Ashley House Building, across from the marina)
Monday – Thursday:
7am - 4pm
P: (843) 380-2734
F: (843) 577-4464
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JAMES ISLAND
1739-B Maybank Hwy.
Charleston, SC 29412
Tuesday – Friday:
7am - 4pm
P: (843) 380-8889
F: (843) 990-9504
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SUMMERVILLE
1710 Old Trolley., Ste.B
Summerville, SC 29485
Tuesday – Thursday: 8am – 5pm
Monday & Friday*: 8am – 5pm
*Rotating schedule
P: (843) 380-8904
F: (843) 871-0617
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