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Root Canal Therapy

Do you have sensitive teeth? If so, this may be the first indication that you have a root canal. At North Rivers Dental Associates, we are committed to treating your root canal as soon as possible!

What is a Root Canal?

A root canal occurs when the center of the tooth—the pulp—is infected. The pulp is composed of nerve endings, blood vessels, and tissue. When the pulp becomes infected, you may experience sharp pain and tooth decay may advance.

Common Symptoms

You should be aware of the following symptoms for root canals and visit us right away:

  • Tooth sensitivity
  • Tender gums
  • Sore gums
  • Dark-colored teeth

How Does Therapy Work?

To determine if you have a root canal, your dentist will perform a comprehensive oral evaluation. An x-ray and digital images are captured to get a better idea of the location of the tooth and how your dentist can prepare for treatment.

On the day of the procedure, you will be provided with local or general anesthesia depending on your tolerance for pain. A drill is used to remove the pulp and the canal is cleansed and sealed with a rubber-like substance, called gutta percha. After treatment, make sure to heed the instructions from your doctor for a quick healing process!

Are You Looking for Root Canal Therapy in North Charleston?

We are committed to providing you with the ability to smile again. Root canals should be treated as soon as possible. Contact us today to make an appointment!

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See what our patients have to say about the level of care you can expect from North Rivers Dental Associates.

Kelley, cleaned my teeth in my visit today, and she was very courteous, funny, professional and helpful.

Mona T.

I have been going to Dr Emerson at North Rivers Dental for years now and every time I go I never had a bad experience.

Cynthia D.

Excellent service. All staff members are very polite and friendly while being professional at the same time. Always greeted byname makes you feel very special.

Dennis S.

I have been going to Dr Emerson at North Rivers Dental for years now and every time I go I never had a bad experience. Thank you all!

Cynthia D.

I have been going to North Rivers for 10+ years, I have always received excellent care, the staff is helpful and very friendly.

Glenn J.

Dr Cates is exceptionally talented in the dental profession. Everyone at North Rivers Dental are so helpful and friendly.

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