Root Canal Treatment by CULP Dental in Rock Hill SC

Root Canal Therapy

When a diagnosis determines that a tooth could benefit from root canal therapy, our dentist may perform the procedure himself or refer you to a local Rock Hill endodontist for specialty care.  The main goal for any patient undergoing root canal therapy is to provide them with the highest quality care in the most comfortable way possible.

Why Is It Needed?

There are several different reasons why a tooth would be a candidate for root canal therapy. Trauma, deep decay, spontaneous or lingering pain, swelling, and intense pressure sensitivity can all be signs that a tooth could be a candidate. All symptoms may be an indication that the nerve inside of a tooth is damaged to the point that it can no longer heal on its own.

What Is Root Canal Therapy?

There are several different reasons why a tooth would be a candidate for root canal therapy. Trauma, deep decay, spontaneous and lingering pain, swelling, and intense pressure sensitivity can all be signs that a tooth could be a candidate. All symptoms may be an indication that the nerve inside of a tooth is damaged to the point that it can no longer heal on its own.

What Is the Procedure?

After numbing the area, the dentists at Culp Dental create an opening on the surface of the tooth so the decayed tissue and bacteria can be removed. A special instrument is used to remove nerve fibers and clean out infected tissues from the root canal. The inside of the tooth is cleaned and filling material is inserted. We then apply a final filling is applied to the surface, and a crown if necessary.

Is It Painful?

You may have heard that root canals are painful, but most of our patients report that they are no more uncomfortable than having a filling placed. Let us know if you’re feeling particularly anxious; Culp Dental offers some forms of sedation to help patients relax.

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