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Root Canal Therapy in Little River

If Dr. Emily Hortman tells you that you need a root canal, you should consider it good news. Root canal therapy will allow you to keep your natural tooth instead of receiving a prosthetic. With modern methods and sedation options, root canal therapy is faster and more comfortable than ever before.

Why do I need a root canal?

A root canal is necessary when the inside of the tooth becomes infected. Tooth decay, damage, cracks, and old fillings are a few factors that contribute to inner-tooth infection. Root canal therapy involves cleaning out the diseased canal, replacing it with an inert substance, and sealing the tooth to prevent further damage. Depending on your case, Dr. Hortman may be able to complete your treatment in a single visit to our Little River dental office.

Will root canal therapy hurt?

No! Root canals relieve pain and pressure caused by the infection. You may have mild swelling or soreness in the treated area that will subside after a few days.

If you have tooth pain, it may be a sign that you need a root canal. Don't wait until the tooth is damaged beyond repair. Call Palmetto Dental Associates and schedule an appointment with Dr. Emily Hortman. We may be able to resolve the problem in a single visit to our Little River dental office.

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