The Ins And Outs Of Root Canal Therapy

woman with dental pain sitting in dental chair before treatment

A root canal is a dental procedure or endodontic therapy. There are a variety of reasons why it might be necessary for you to undergo this type of treatment. Root canals are performed when the nerve or pulp of your tooth becomes infected and inflamed as a result of decay, a cracked or broken tooth or an injury to your tooth. If you require this procedure, our highly specialized dentists will provide your services right from the comfort and convenience of our office at Peninsula Cosmetic & Family Dentistry.

The Ins Of Your Root Canal

  1. Come in and see us if you are experiencing tooth pain. This pain can range from mild to severe and may fluctuate in intensity throughout the day. Biting or sensitivity to hot food or liquids might also be a symptom that you need a root canal.
  2. When you come in for your appointment, we will run a series of tests to diagnose the cause of your problem accurately. We will determine if you need a root canal.
  3. If it determined that you need a root canal, we would drill a hole in your tooth to access any bacteria, decay or debris.

The Outs Of Your Root Canal

  1. During your root canal, we will clean out your root.
  2. After your root canal, we will place a seal on the tooth to keep out further contaminants.
  3. Typically, you are good to go out and resume your normal activities the day after your procedure.

Call Peninsula Cosmetic & Family Dentistry today to schedule your root canal therapy.

Posted on behalf of Peninsula Cosmetic & Family Dentistry

538 Savannah Hwy
Charleston, SC 29407

Phone: (843) 507-5481

FAX: (843) 577-4653


Monday - Thursday 8am - 5pm
Lunch break: 1pm - 2pm

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Absolutely phenomenal dental office. Not only are the dentists outstanding at their craft but, like every person in the office, they are incredibly friendly and genuine. And that is so important. I earnestly recommend Peninsula if you are looking for the highest quality care, expertise and, equally important, quality people. I would give them 10 stars if I could.
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Meet Our Doctors

Dr. James B. Wisner

Dr. James B. Wisner was raised in Charleston and attended Porter-Gaud High School. He graduated from The Honors College at The University of South Carolina in 1996 and received his D.M.D. degree in 2002 from the Medical University of South Carolina’s College of Dental Medicine.

Dr. Wisner served in Las Vegas, Nevada and Spangdahlem, Germany as a Captain in the United States Air Force for three years where he completed an AEGD residency and was certified in Intravenous Conscious Sedation.

Dr. Caitlin McPherson

Dr. Caitlin McPherson was born and raised in Charleston, South Carolina. A graduate of Porter Gaud High School, she went on to receive her Bachelors of Science from Clemson University’s Calhoun Honors College. Dr. McPherson earned her Doctorate of Dental Medicine from the Medical University of South Carolina’s College of Dental Medicine. She is an active member of The American Dental Association and The Academy of General Dentistry.

Dr. McPherson performs all aspects of general dentistry and is Invisalign certified. Dr. McPherson especially enjoys treating pediatric patients.


538 Savannah Hwy
Charleston, SC 29407

Phone (843) 507-5481
Fax (843) 577-4653

Opening Hours

Monday - Thursday 8am - 5pm
Lunch break: 1pm - 2pm

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