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Endodontics in Rock Hill, SC

Tooth infections can be excruciating, but you don't need to live with the pain. Your dentist in Rock Hill is highly trained to perform a variety of procedures, like root canal therapy, that can restore your oral health and relieve your dental pain. If you have a tooth ache, an abscess, or another sign of infection, book a visit today to see how we can help you get back to smiling comfortably.



Root canal therapy

Root canal treatment is preformed to eliminate bacteria from the infected tooth, remove the pain sensation from the tooth and save the natural tooth. When a root canal is done. the inflamed or infected pulp is removed and the inside of the tooth is thoroughly cleaned and disinfected, then filled and sealed.

A modern root canal treatment, nothing like the old sayings, is very similar to a routine filling and could be completed in one or two appointments.

Root canal treatment offer many advantages that include normal biting sensation, natural appearance, and pain elimination.

Frequently Asked Questions About Endodontics

Check out these frequently asked questions, or call us at (803) 970-6080 to speak with our team.

What Is An Endodontic Emergency?

An endodontic emergency is any dental issue that’s affecting the inside of your tooth. This can include things like a toothache caused by extensive tooth decay, tooth infections, or severely cracked, broken, or damaged teeth. If you have a broken or painful tooth, you may need emergency endodontic treatment in Rock Hill from Dr. Hysa or Dr. Shamah. At Carolina Emergency Dental, we’re always here to help. Contact us at (803) 970-6080 immediately to get a same-day root canal in Rock Hill.

What Should I Do In An Endodontic Emergency?

Contact Carolina Emergency Dental – First, get in touch with us to schedule an appointment with Dr. Hysa and Dr. Shamah. The sooner you get help for an infected or damaged tooth, the more likely it is that we can save it with endodontic treatment.

Treat your pain and discomfort – Taking over-the-counter medication like ibuprofen can help with pain. You can also use topical numbing treatments like Orajel to help with pain, and applying ice to the outside of the affected area may also help.

Come to our office ASAP – You can’t treat an endodontic emergency on your own. Make sure to come to our office as scheduled for a follow-up, and get the treatment you need to save your tooth and get out of pain.

Can All Teeth Be Treated Endodontically?

In theory, yes. Endodontic treatments like root canals can be done on any tooth, though the process is a little bit different for front teeth than it is for the back teeth. However, there are some cases where it may not be possible to treat a particular tooth endodontically.

For example, if a tooth has an extensive infection or has been severely damaged and most of the crown (top of the tooth) is missing, it may not be possible to treat the tooth with a root canal. The best way to find out if you’re a good candidate for treatment is to come to Carolina Emergency Dental for a consultation with our team.

How Does Endodontic Treatment Save The Tooth?

Endodontic treatments like root canal therapy remove the infection from the inside of your tooth. In a root canal, Dr. Hysa or Dr. Shamah will open up the tooth, then clean out damaged and decayed “pulp” from the inside of your tooth, and from its roots. Then, they will sanitize and fill the tooth. 

This removes the bacteria causing the infection. Not only does that eliminate your pain and discomfort, but it also preserves and saves your tooth. With a root canal, there’s no need to pull your tooth, and you can keep smiling for years to come.

Why You Need To Protect Your Newly-Treated Tooth With A Dental Crown

Dental crowns are almost always required for teeth that have been treated with root canal therapy. This is because, while root canals are very effective, they do involve removing some of your natural tooth material, and they do weaken your teeth somewhat.

This means that a dental crown is the perfect way to protect your tooth. A crown covers up or “caps” the entire tooth with tooth-like, durable, porcelain ceramic material. Dental crowns provide excellent protection. Once you’ve received treatment with a root canal and a dental crown, your tooth will be just as strong as it used to be, if not stronger.