Millions of teeth are treated and saved each year with root canal therapy, or endodontic treatment. Remember, root canal treatment doesn't cause pain, it relieves it.
About Root Canal Treatment:
Inside the tooth, under the white enamel and a hard layer called the dentin, is a soft tissue called the pulp. The pulp contains blood vessels, nerves and connective tissue, and helps to grow the root of your tooth during development. In a fully developed tooth, the tooth can survive without the pulp because the tooth continues to be nourished by the tissues surrounding it.
Contrary to jokes about the matter, modern endodontic treatment is very similar to having a routine filling and usually can be completed in one or two appointments, depending on the condition of your tooth and your personal circumstances. You can expect a comfortable experience during and after your appointment.
Saving the natural tooth with root canal treatment has many advantages:
- Efficient chewing
- Normal biting force and sensation
- Natural appearance
- Protects other teeth from excessive wear or strain
Root Canal Treatment – James Island, SC
Dr. Gardner is skilled at completing root canals with comfort and low anxiety. We offer Nitrous Oxide and other analgesia techniques and work with doctors who specialize in difficult treatments. If you are having immediate or long term pain in a single tooth, contact us.