Dental infections, while uncommon, can develop as a result of cavities, tooth trauma or decay. When the inner pulp of a tooth becomes diseased, it can lead to the death of the tooth if it is not treated in a timely manner with root canal treatment. If you experience persistent tooth pain or swelling around a tooth, we encourage you to come see Dr. Michael Shirer or Dr. Susannah Shirer for a dental exam. If you require root canal treatment in Aiken, South Carolina, our dentists and team will ensure that your procedure is comfortable and that you are fully informed on all of your treatment options. Call 803-648-6400 to schedule your visit to Shirer Family Dentistry.