Root Canals

We understand how intimidating some dental procedures may be. It’s why we take every step necessary to help patients’ smiles shine bright in comfort. If you’re experiencing tooth pain or sensitivity, a root canal may be the solution to relieve your discomfort and restore your oral health. Our compassionate team is here to provide gentle and effective root canal treatment.

Benefits of Root Canals

A root canal procedure offers numerous benefits beyond relieving tooth pain. Here are some of the advantages of choosing a root canal at Gower Family Dentistry:

  • Pain Relief: Root canals are designed to eliminate the source of your toothache and provide long-lasting relief.
  • Preservation of Natural Teeth: By removing the infected pulp and sealing the tooth, a root canal allows you to keep your natural tooth instead of resorting to extraction.
  • Improved Oral Health: Root canals help prevent the spread of infection, which can have negative effects on your overall oral health if left untreated.
  • Restored Functionality: After a root canal, you can chew and speak with ease. You can to return to having a normal feeling tooth capable of eating and functioning like it did prior to the damaged tooth nerve.


Who Needs A Root Canal?

Root canals are typically recommended for individuals experiencing one or more of the following symptoms:

  • Persistent toothache or sensitivity to hot and cold temperatures
  • Swelling or tenderness around the affected tooth
  • Discoloration or darkening of the tooth
  • Abscess or pimple-like bump on the gums near the affected tooth

If you are experiencing any of these symptoms, it’s essential to seek prompt dental care. At Gower Family Dentistry, our skilled team will assess your condition, perform a thorough examination, and determine if a root canal is necessary to restore your oral health.

Is A Root Canal Right For Me?

Many patients may feel apprehensive about undergoing a root canal procedure. However, it is essential to understand that root canals are a common and highly successful treatment option. At Gower Family Dentistry, we prioritize your comfort and provide a gentle and supportive environment throughout the process.

During your consultation, our compassionate team will explain the root canal procedure in detail, addressing any concerns or questions you may have. We will also discuss alternative treatment options if appropriate, ensuring that you make an informed decision about your dental care.

Is A Root Canal Really That Scary?

Contrary to popular belief, root canals are not as scary as they may seem. With modern advancements in dental technology and techniques, the procedure is now more comfortable and efficient than ever before. Our experienced team at Gower Family Dentistry will ensure that you are completely relaxed and at ease during your root canal treatment.

We utilize local anesthesia to numb the area, ensuring that you feel little to no pain during the procedure. For patients who may experience dental anxiety, we also offer sedation options to help you relax and feel more comfortable throughout the process.

Maintaining Your Root Canal

After a successful root canal, it’s important to maintain good oral hygiene practices to ensure the longevity of your restored tooth. Here are some tips for maintaining your root canal treatment:

  • Brush and Floss Regularly: Maintain a consistent oral hygiene routine by brushing your teeth twice a day and flossing daily.
  • Visit Gower Family Dentistry for Regular Check-ups: Schedule regular dental check-ups so our team can monitor the health of your restored tooth and address any concerns promptly.
  • Avoid Chewing on Hard Objects: Refrain from chewing on hard objects such as ice or pens, as they can potentially damage your restored tooth.
  • Wear a Mouthguard: If you participate in contact sports or grind your teeth at night, wearing a custom-fit mouthguard can protect your teeth and prevent any potential damage.

Book Your Appointment Today

If you’re experiencing tooth pain or suspect you may need a root canal, don’t delay seeking dental care.

To schedule your appointment or learn more about root canals, please contact our Beaufort office today.