Endodontics

Root Canal Therapy

Young dental patient having a root canal under sedationEndodontic treatment (root canals) is a necessity when it comes to saving badly infected or damaged teeth.

A root canal is a restoration that extends into the inner nerve chamber of the tooth, rather than just the outside. We first remove the infected nerve tissues, clean the chamber, medicate it, and then place the filling material inside. Once the root canal is complete, we will need to place a crown over the tooth to preserve normal biting function.

Do You Need One?

Some of the reasons our patients need root canals include conditions like:

  • Abscessed Teeth
  • Trauma
  • Dying Nerves
  • Chronic Pain
  • Cracked Teeth
  • Deep Cavities

Root canals save teeth before they break down to the point of requiring an extraction. In many cases, they are the last option available for restoration of the tooth. Avoiding a root canal because the tooth does not hurt could quickly progress into losing the tooth due to spread of infection.

Comfortable Care

Graphic showing that periodontal disease is a severe oral infection that causes more tooth loss than cavities doWe understand that many people are worried about pain and discomfort during root canal procedures. Dr. Goldston works very carefully to ensure your comfort throughout the entire treatment. Sedation options are available to help you relax as well.

Dr. Goldston performs some root canal procedures right here in our Greenville dental office. This can prevent the need to refer you to an off-site specialist, depending on your circumstances.