At Southern Charm Dental, we offer trusted endodontic care to patients in the Richmond area. We take pride in the fact that we can care for all aspects of your smile under one roof. In doing so, we offer dedicated dental treatments that protect and restore your smile when you need it most. Endodontics involves the specialized treatment of your tooth pulp, or the most central part of your tooth. When these sensitive nerves become damaged or invaded by bacteria, the results can be quite painful and disruptive. At Southern Charm Dental, we can save your tooth and eliminate your discomfort through our skilled expertise in root canal therapy.
A root canal is one of the most common dental procedures, with over 14 million performed each year. It is designed to restore a tooth that is infected or severely decayed due to bacteria within the tooth pulp. The pulp holds the central nerve chambers of your tooth. Since these nerves can create significant pain when damaged and they don’t provide functional benefit to your tooth, they can be cleaned and effectively removed during a root canal procedure in order restore the health of your tooth.
At Southern Charm Dental, our excellence in endodontics means that your root canal procedure will be performed with skilled precision and valued patient comfort. Our state-of-the-art technology as well as our options in sedation dentistry allow us to deliver a more efficient and virtually pain free root canal. A root canal can save your natural tooth and help you avoid the need for more costly dental implants or bridges.
As scary as those words sound to many dental patients, the reality is that root canals are not only a common general dentistry treatment, but are essentially pain-free. In fact, the effects of not having your mouth treated with a root canal when necessary are far more painful.
A root canal at Southern Charm Dental will root out the source of your infection and relieve the pain associated with it. As bacteria enter into the soft tissue of your tooth, where the connecting nerves are located, the pain can be unbearable.
Dr. Patel is an expert at performing root canal therapy on her patients. Your treatment will be done in the most comfortable and relaxing environment possible. When your root canal treatment is through, your teeth will be healthier, heartier and more resistant to bacteria than ever before.
Your dentist will administer a local anesthetic, or sedation if you prefer, that will prevent you from experiencing any discomfort as your roots are cleansed of infection and bacteria, then sealed up to protect the tooth.
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