COVID-19: Office Updates

Our community has been through a lot over the last few months, and all of us are looking forward to resuming our normal habits and routines. While many things have changed, one thing has remained the same: our commitment to your safety.

Infection control has always been a top priority for our practice and you may have seen this during your visits to our office. Our infection control processes are made so that when you receive care, it’s both safe and comfortable. We want to tell you about the infection control procedures we follow in our practice to keep patients and staff safe.

Our office follows infection control recommendations made by the American Dental Association (ADA), the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA). We follow the activities of these agencies so that we are up-to-date on any new rulings or guidance that may be issued. We do this to make sure that our infection control procedures are current and adhere to each agencies’ recommendations.

You may see some changes when it is time for your next appointment. We made these changes to help protect our patients and staff.

Risks Associated With Root Canals

Posted on 1/25/2021 by Carolina Smiles Family Dentistry
Risks Associated With Root CanalsRoot canal is the safest, most effective, and minimally-invasive endodontic treatment that can save your tooth. The treatment has a very high success rate at about 95%. However, a lot of people are frightened by the prospect of getting a root canal treatment.

At Carolina Smiles Family Dentistry, and ensure you that root canal treatment carries minimal risks and any complications that may occur can easily be treated by us

Root Canal Risks

There are a few factors that can lead to root canal complications. These include:


If the pulp chamber is not adequately disinfected, bacteria may proliferate inside the tooth and cause reinfection. At Carolina Smiles Family Dentistry, and have years or experience in thoroughly cleaning and sealing your pulp chamber during the surgery.

Insufficient Filling

Insufficient gutta percha or sealant can result in bacteria infecting the tooth again. On the other hand, overfilled sealants can also result in root canal failure. However, such cases are very rare and can be fixed with a repeat root canal surgery.

Poorly Fabricated Crown

The dental crown serves to strengthen and protect the weak underlying tooth. However, if this crown is not created perfectly, it may not sit right on the tooth and may not prevent bacteria from reinfecting the tooth.

Inadequately Treated Canal

A tooth may have one to four canals in its root. If any one of these canals is missed during surgery, it can lead to complications that would require a repeat surgery to fix.

At Carolina Smiles Family Dentistry, and take special care to perform your root canal treatment perfectly. However, if any of the above conditions do occur, we can easily fix them.

If you are recommended a root canal treatment, don't be afraid and get the treatment as soon as possible. Schedule an appointment with us by calling us at (803) 310-4707 today.

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West Columbia, SC 29169-3428

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