1645 East Greenville St.
Anderson, SC 29621

Root Canals

The friendly and caring staff at Carolina Oaks Dental Care will ease any anxiety you may have by making sure you are comfortable and relaxed during your entire visit.

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Root canal therapy is a common dental treatment which results in the elimination of bacteria and inflammation inside an infected tooth.

During this process, your dentist will remove any decay or debris surrounding the area and will clean out all of the damaged “pulp” inside the tooth. Once the tissue has been removed, the remaining empty tooth is filled with specialized dental materials designed to preserve the tooth and prevent further issues from occurring.

Despite the common fear associated with root canal surgeries, this procedure is often a one-time experience which yields results that can last a lifetime.

The friendly and caring staff at Carolina Oaks Dental Care will ease any anxiety you may have by making sure you are comfortable and relaxed during your entire visit.

When Do You Need a Root Canal?

Your trusted dentist in Anderson, SC may determine that a root canal procedure is necessary for a variety of reasons, which include:

  • Abscesses or infections. If your tooth has become cracked or damaged, bacteria can get into the living tissue inside of the tooth, causing abscesses or infections.
  • Injury or trauma. If one or more teeth have been damaged as the result of a sporting injury or an accident, then often a root canal is necessary to prevent or resolve infection in the area.
  • Tooth decay. It is not uncommon for patients to have some decay, especially as the result of braces or retainers. However, without proper oral care, the decay can spread to the “pulp” inside the tooth.

Signs That You Need a Root Canal

The best way to know for certain that you need a root canal procedure is to contact your trusted dentist in Anderson, SC for an appointment. However, while you wait to meet with your dentist, here are a few common signals that a procedure is required:

  • Inflammation and abscesses on the gums surrounding the tooth
  • Recurring or consistent toothaches
  • Extreme sensitivity to hot or cold food and beverages

It is also important to note that in many cases there are no symptoms which indicate that a problem is present. For this reason, it is essential to monitor your oral health by booking regular checkups with your oral health care professional to keep a close eye on the status of your teeth and gums.

What Can You Expect During Your Root Canal Procedure?

When you schedule a root canal at our dental office in Anderson, SC, you can expect at least one visit for a root canal procedure in order to fully extract the damaged or infected tissue from your tooth and repair it efficiently. You can expect the following at each visit:

  • First visit(s). During these visits, your dentist will numb the tooth and remove any pulp, tissue, and other elements which may be present. In between visits, your dentist will install a temporary filling to cover the opening and prevent further damage.
  • Final visit. On your last visit, your dentist will thoroughly clean the area, and install a permanent filling or crown over the affected teeth.


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“I was very impressed with how friendly and helpful everyone was. I love the location, its very convenient to where I work so making it very easy to visit during my lunch hour. Just a great experience, would definitely recommend”

Scott M

“After moving around the country the last few years I am embarrassed to admit making time for dentist appointments was not a high priority. I went in for a check up and cleaning today and they made me feel very comfortable and welcome. My cleaning was more than a bit over due and I was expecting
to be very sore after. Just the opposite, she was very gentle and understating of my procrastination. I made my next appointments with no hesitation. Pleasant experience and that says a lot when it refers to a dentist appointment”

Michele Z.

“Couldn’t be happier! The staff are so friendly and personable; appointments are quick yet thorough. The best service I’ve ever received at a dentist office.”

Jenni C.


“The staff is wonderful and extremely helpful!!! I did not hesitate to refer my family and friends.”

Angela W.

“Great dentist office in awesome location…staff is extremely nice, professional, and accommodating. Would definitely recommend this office to anyone looking for a new dentist.”

Mike W

“I am so happy I decided to pick Carolina Oaks as my new Dentist! They are so friendly. If you need a new dentist, go here! You won’t regret it!”

Lauren G.

Get your brightest and healthiest smile now.

Root canals don’t have to cause panic. Contact Carolina Dental Oaks Dental Care at 864-261-3132 today and let our oral health experts provide gentle, but fast and efficient results to restore your mouth to a healthy, happy state.

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The Carolina Oaks Anderson, SC office is located next to Starbucks, near Publix in the Anderson Pavillion

1645 East Greenville Street
Anderson, SC 29621
Phone : (864) 261-3132
Email : anderson@nullcarolina-oaks.com

Business Hours

Monday – Thursday
8:30am – 1:00pm
2:00pm – 5:30pm

Carolina Oaks of Anderson