Root Canal Columbia, SC

What is a root canal?

A root canal is one of the most common dental procedures performed, well over 14 million every year. This simple treatment can save your natural teeth and prevent the need for dental implants or bridges.

At the center of your tooth is the pulp. Pulp is a collection of blood vessels that helps to build the surrounding tooth. Infection of the pulp can be caused by trauma to the tooth, deep decay, cracks, and chips, or repeated dental procedures. Symptoms of the infection can be identified as visible injury or swelling of the tooth, sensitivity to temperature, or pain in the tooth and gums.

If you experience any of these symptoms, your dentist will most likely recommend non-surgical treatment to eliminate the diseased pulp. This injured pulp is removed and the root canal system is thoroughly cleaned and sealed. This therapy usually involves local anesthesia and may be completed in one or more visits depending on the treatment required. Success for this type of treatment occurs in about 90% of cases. If your tooth is not amenable to endodontic treatment or the chance of success is unfavorable, you will be informed at the time of consultation or when a complication becomes evident during or after treatment. We use local anesthesia to eliminate discomfort. In addition, we will provide nitrous oxide analgesia, if indicated. You will be able to drive home after your root canal treatment, and you probably will be comfortable returning to your normal routine.

Don’t Suffer From Tooth Pain Any Longer!

Pain in your tooth or gums may be a symptom of infected pulp. Palmetto Endodontics can perform a Root Canal to treat the infected pulp, relieve pain, and save your natural teeth!

Call Us Today!
An example of a healthy tooth
Healthy Tooth
A tooth anatomy diagram highlighting pulp dentin and canal
Tooth Anatomy
A visual of tooth inflammation showing tooth decay and an inflamed pulp
A representation of a tooth with its canals cleaned
Cleaned Canals
An illustration of root canal filling of a tooth
Filling Placed
An example of a tooth healed by root canal therapy
Healed Tooth

Endodontic Presentation

To provide you with a better understanding of endodontic procedures, we have provided the following multimedia presentation. Many common questions pertaining to root canal therapy are discussed.

What happens after root canal treatment?

When your root canal therapy has been completed, a record of your treatment will be sent to your general dentist. You should contact their office for a follow-up restoration within a few weeks of completion at our office. Your general dentist will decide on what type of restoration is necessary to protect your tooth. It is rare for endodontic patients to experience complications after routine endodontic treatment or microsurgery. If a problem does occur, however, we are available at all times to respond. To prevent further decay, continue to practice good dental hygiene.

How much will root canal treatment cost?

The cost associated with this procedure can vary depending on factors such as the severity of damage to the affected tooth and which tooth is affected. In general, endodontic treatment is much less expensive than tooth removal and replacement with an artificial tooth.


Ready to Schedule Your Root Canal Consultation?

Palmetto Endodontics

5 out of 5 stars based on 330 Root Canal Therapy reviews

Patient Review

The staff was so friendly and helpful answering any questions completely. Dr. Barrett was very detailed in our discussion of the procedure and answered questions thoroughly. During the procedure he asked if I was doing OK and made sure I was comfortable and not having any issues. He did an excellent job with this procedure and even located an additional root canal in the tooth which does not usually occur in most patients. He was never hurried with what he was doing even though some canals were calcified and harder to clear out.

- Marcia E

5 out of 5 stars on

Patient Review

Excellent, efficient and exceptional care! Thanks!

- Jude B

5 out of 5 stars on

Patient Review

Dr. Barrett was wonderful. He told me what would be done showing me on the xray. When finished they took another xray and he explained what and where he did the root canal. He told me I'd be sore a few days and to take ibuprofen. Happy with his work and his staff.

- Karen J

5 out of 5 stars on

Patient Review

This office was great and super friendly. Dr. Barrett knows his stuff. Thanks for making my root canal experience painless. ️

- Sharon W

5 out of 5 stars on

Patient Review

From the check in through the procedure all the staff were friendly and professional.

- Jesse K

5 out of 5 stars on