Thank you for your interest in Afton Endodontics. We are specialist members of the American Association of Endodontists. We look forward to being of service to you. Our expert team, led by respected endodontic specialists Gregory Gell, DDS, MS, PA and Kathryn Watts, DMD, MS, includes an experienced endodontic staff. We provide the highest standard of professional care in a friendly, comfortable environment.
A root canal is one of the most common dental procedures performed, well over 14 million every year.
With the appropriate care, your teeth that have had endodontic treatment will last as long as other natural teeth.
Cracked teeth demonstrate many types of symptoms, including pain when chewing, temperature sensitivities, or even the release of biting pressure.
Generally, a root canal is all that is needed to save teeth with injured pulp from extraction.
Obviously no one wants a root canal, and absolutely no one wants an infected root canal. Unfortunately I have had both, and fortunately I was referred here for treatment. Dare I say it, Dr. Watts made my root canal experience a pleasant one! She is so friendly, so funny, and so calming. Great service from her and her staff! I feel very taken care of here!
Very good experience. Last week, my dentist told me I needed a root canal and prepped for a post and crown. They called over to Dr. Gell's office and got me right in… then Dr. Gell's office called me and got me in sooner! I was in no pain, but it was nice to get it done ASAP. They were very friendly and thorough. Dr. Gell was friendly, as was his assistant and staff. I was in and out in about 45 minutes, and a week later, I am in good shape and ready for my permanent crown. I recommend Dr. Gell strongly.
I get SUPER nervous when I have to go for dental procedures, especially a root canal, Dr. Gell and his assistant are amazingly awesome!! They explained everything they were doing and made me feel so comfortable and relaxed. The front desk receptionists were so friendly and helpful also. I would highly recommend this office to anyone who needed a dental specialist, they go above and beyond for their parents. PS Loved the dental chair, it massages your back the whole time!!
After researching several Endodontics, I chose Afton based on the reviews. I was not disappointed! From Gina (first point of contact) patiently answering all of my questions, everyone I encountered was kind and considerate. Dr Watts and Ellie (her assistant) accommodated all of my concerns to make sure I was comfortable and at ease. My case was somewhat out of the ordinary and Dr Watts made sure to inform me with every step of the procedure what was taking place. She also kept me aware of the timeframe for each step. Though root canals are something no one ever wants to encounter, it is such a comfort to know these professionals handle these cases on a regular basis and make a dreaded process end with a great result!
I had an excellent experience getting my root canal. I was nervous and a bit confused when I arrived. The process of treating an abscess a few days earlier and then getting a root canal seemed rushed . Dr. Watts sat down and explained exactly what had happened and what the plan was moving forward. She detailed exactly what was going on and what some of the challenges could be. She put me completely at ease during the procedure while explaining everything she was doing. I am SO glad I went to Afton Endodontics!!
Dr. Gregory C. Gell is a Diplomate of the American Board of Endodontics- the pinnacle of academic achievement in the field.
After Graduating in the top 5% of her class at Wofford College in Spartanburg, SC, Dr. Watts pursued her doctorate at the Medical University of South Carolina in Charleston, where [...]