Root CanalAn Overview
Root canals can be a “life saving” procedure for a tooth that has become severely decayed, infected or damaged. Root canals, when appropriate, avoid tooth loss and the many dental health challenges that arise afterwards, including replacement.
At West Ashley Family Dentistry in Charleston, Dr. James Dickert and Dr. Agatha Lynn will recommend root canals over tooth extraction whenever possible to save a natural tooth and the long term integrity of your smile.
Although the mention of a root canal can cause anxiety in many patients, the advances in technique and materials have transformed this procedure, causing no more discomfort than a dental filling in most cases. If you have been suffering with intense or throbbing pain, the root canal will relieve your symptoms almost immediately.
Dr. Dickert and Dr. Lynn offer sedation dentistry for patients who suffer with dental anxiety or those preferring to be completely relaxed during the procedure.