Save Your Smile with Culp Dental
In the past, root canals have gotten a reputation for being painful procedures, but modern technology in the field of dentistry has changed that! Dr. Culp can ensure that your procedure is entirely painless, and will also help you to minimize any discomfort after you return home. If you feel anxious about your root canal treatments in Rock Hill, SC, we also offer relaxation techniques and options to help put you at ease. At Culp Dental, your comfort is as much a priority as your dental health!
What Is a Root Canal?
A root canal is a procedure used to salvage a tooth by removing an infected and damaged root nerve. The surgery involves gently removing the nerve and pulp, to prevent further damage to the surrounding teeth and gum.
Even though endodontics is often referred to as a root canal, the root itself does not get removed. The soft tissue from inside the structure gets removed. If decay progresses to the first stage, a small filling will be required. If decay develops beyond that, root canal therapy will be required.
What Can Cause Infected Pulp in Your Tooth?
Dr. Culp may recommend a root canal if you are experiencing any of the following issues:
- A deep cavity
- Repeated dental procedures
- A cracked or broken tooth
- Injury to the tooth (even if there’s not a visible crack or chip)
Are Root Canals Painful?
Most of the time, a root canal is a relatively simple procedure with little to no discomfort involving one to three visits. Best of all, it can save your tooth and your smile! If you continue to care for your teeth and gums your restored tooth could last a lifetime.
If you find yourself nervous about the prospect of a root canal, let us know! We always want you to feel comfortable and pain-free, and we will work with you to ensure your entire visit with us is stress-free. In certain cases, Dr. Culp may choose to refer patients to an endodontist for root canal treatment – contact us today to see how we can help you!
Schedule an Appointment to Learn More About Root Canal Treatments in Rock Hill, SC
To experience our 5-star-rated dental care, schedule your Culp Dental New Patient Assessment today by calling 803-887-2457 or by clicking here to use our convenient online request form. Your appointment will include the following:
- A discussion about your goals and concerns
- A thorough exam and oral cancer screening
- Digital X-rays
- The development of a custom treatment plan
During your appointment, we will take the time to answer your questions about our treatments, our dental office, our flexible payment options, and anything else you may want to know about us. We look forward to meeting you!
As one of the premier dental practices in Rock Hill, SC, our dentist and team at Culp Dental also provide 5-star dental care to patients from Fort Mill, York, Chester, Clover, Lake Wylie & Lancaster, SC & the surrounding areas.