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Signs that You Need to See a Root Canal Specialist in Charleston

A root canal specialist in Charleston can try to preserve most of your tooth structure, and restore your oral health in a conservative manner.

Sometimes a severe toothache can make you think that it you require a root canal. But, not every tooth pain is indicative of a root canal, and you might be having a different type of oral health issue. Only a dentist can determine whether you need a root canal treatment. However, some common signs should tell you that you need to see a root canal specialist in Charleston to diagnose and treat your dental problem before it worsens. The tooth core holds the dental pulp below the protective enamel and dentin. The pulp extends through the root canals, and it … Continue reading

Charleston, SC patients with an infection in their tooth can receive a professional dental filling and root canal

Time to brush and floss, Mouth Carolina Dentistry

Most adults don’t think about their teeth unless it’s time to brush and floss or visit the dentist. However, if you have a toothache, it’s likely that you can’t think about anything but your teeth. Most oral health issues, such as cavities or gum disease don’t cause discomfort until they become advanced. When a person wakes up with a throbbing tooth, it can be a sign of infection in the tooth and it is time to call a professional. Dr. Andrew Greenberg and his team at Mouth Carolina dentistry provide professional dental services such as fillings, crowns, and root canals. … Continue reading

Dentist in Charleston explains when root canal therapy is best to save your tooth

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Preventing damage to the teeth and gums and maintaining good oral health is an ongoing journey. However, many common procedures such as fillings and crowns are restorative by nature. Fillings are designed to repair damage caused by a cavity in the tooth. The filling material is anchored to surrounding, healthy tooth structure. Yet, decay or damage can’t always be repaired with a simple filling. Damage may be such that the tooth would fall apart without a crown, which caps the tooth so it doesn’t have to rely on natural tooth for support. A crown can also restore the appearance and … Continue reading

Residents in Charleston avoid extractions and save teeth with root canal treatment

Save your teeth with root canal treatment

Preventive care is a cornerstone of Mouth Carolina Dentistry. In partnership with you, the dental team will address bacteria and decay before it results in an infection requiring root canal treatment. The practice’s foundation is built on restoring your mouth to health before an extraction or tooth replacement is the only option to get out of pain and get back to your life. In a case when the center of your tooth is infected, root canal treatment prevents serious complications, including: Progressive swelling and damage to tissues at the tip of the tooth Painful facial swelling from a pus-filled pocket … Continue reading

Thorough consultation determines if root canal therapy is best for long-term health

Root canal therapy is best for long-term health

While today’s dental patients can benefit from the most advanced technologies and techniques to replace a missing tooth, there is nothing quite like a natural tooth. For instance, a natural tooth is attached to the bone by a living periodontal ligament. This feature allows a tooth treated with root canal therapy to survive, even when it no longer has the inner pulp that was vital for the tooth’s development. Plus, the periodontal ligament acts as a shock absorber for the tooth. Since nerve endings are abundant within this structure, the periodontal ligament also serves a vital sensory function. It lets … Continue reading

How does the dental pulp become infected, and what can be done, besides a root canal, to deal with the problem?

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The dental pulp inside of a tooth can be damaged in many ways, including trauma, cavities, or wear over time. Whenever the tooth structure is affected, it keeps it from adequately protecting the dental pulp and therefore causing it to become infected or damaged. The most common reason why the dental pulp becomes infected is due to an untreated cavity. Bacteria is in everyone’s mouth—in fact, it is completely normal and necessary. However, sometimes this bacteria may result in the formation of acid which can eat through enamel and dentin of a tooth if not removed with brushing and flossing. … Continue reading

What is Endodontics?

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Nothing is as good as your natural teeth. Because nothing, not even the most advanced bridges and implants can completely replace the natural tooth. So it is important that all is done to protect them. Dental professionals stress the importance of proactive dentistry with preventative care. This includes brushing, flossing, and regular dental appointments with Dr. Andrew Greenberg. What is Endodontics and why is this important? Endodontics is one of the nine specialties of dentistry that is recognized by the American Dental Association. Endodontics deals with the tooth pulp, which is the tissue in the middle of the tooth. The … Continue reading

What are the signs of Needing Endodontic Treatment?

Patient in Needing Endodontic Treatment

Endodontic treatment, also known as root canal therapy, is a procedure that is often done in dental practice. It is important to know what causes the conditions that may lead a patient to undergo treatment. Many patients ask, what are the signs of needing endodontic treatment? Many teeth that have experienced the death of a tooth nerve may require root canal therapy. This also includes traumatized teeth that may have been knocked out, also referred to as “avulsed” teeth. Patients who have experienced the death of a tooth nerve may not always know it. There may not be pain or … Continue reading

What Happens at an Endodontic Consultation?

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A consultation usually starts with a patient’s forms detailing his or her complete medical and dental history, as well as any medications or supplements taken, and forms of consent. The doctor will study the patient’s medical and dental history and ask for a detailed description of the symptoms the patient is experiencing. Then he or she will conduct a thorough clinical exam and take radiographs or x-rays of any teeth/areas of the mouth involved in the issue. A comprehensive set of x-rays from multiple angles may be required. This will reveal potential difficulties such as blocked canals or unusual canal … Continue reading


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