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Root Canals

When you hear the phrase “root canal,” do you cringe in fear? You are not alone; this common and relatively simple dentistry procedure has become one of the most unfairly maligned in the world of dentistry. Endodontic treatments may have received something of a bad rap, but they’re one of the first and best lines of defense against the loss of a diseased or damaged tooth.

Root Canal Therapy

One of the most obvious signs that a root canal may be necessary is a severe toothache. You may also experience pain while eating, with the application of pressure or in response to hot and cold temperatures. Teeth in need of a root canal may be discolored, cracked or in extreme situations, be abscessed. This is when treatment becomes an urgent necessity, as failure to address a severely damaged tooth can leave to jawbone injury, health problems and the loss of an affected tooth.

Painless Root Canals

While the overwhelming perception among patients is that a root canal is an extremely difficult and painful procedure, this couldn’t be farther from the truth. Pain associated with root canal procedures is almost always the result of the tooth damage itself, and is relieved after a successful root canal. Most patients equate the discomfort of the procedure with having a filling replaced, and patients who have experienced a root canal are six times more likely to rate it as “painless” than those who have never had endodontic treatment. In short, a root canal is perceived to be very painful, but is in fact a therapeutic treatment.

If you are suffering from a toothache or suspect tooth damage which would necessitate a root canal, don’t panic. Contact Gwinnett Family Dental Care today and let us schedule a consultation to determine whether you need a painless root canal procedure.

Our patient testimonials

4.3 / 5.0

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  • The whole process is amazing! You don't sit in the waiting room for very long until somebody comes in to get you. And to my surprise The same lady that clean to my teeth the last time cleaned my teeth this time and she actually remembered me! She was super sweet and very gentle and was able to give me great feedback on what I need to do for the health of my teeth. When the dentist came in he also was very gentle and very thorough looking at my teeth and letting me know the best products to use on my teeth as far as tooth paste and mouthwash. Everything always seems very organized to the time you check in until the time you leave. Is it weird that I can actually say I kind of enjoyed my experience at the dentist? Lol

    Annie R
  • My insurance changed and I was also looking on changing dentist. I received a very thorough cleaning and check up. I finally was told about some things happening to my teeth that my old dentist office never told me about. Probably should have changed sooner. Would recommend this office to anyone. Very Happy

    Sandra M
  • Pardon me for repeating myself, but Gwinnett Family Dental Care this is my review today, tomorrow and every single time! First, Dr. Jon - oh if every Dr. could be like this man the medical world would be absolutely a joy to go to see a Dr.! I am so happy to see him and talk with him with his kind, caring way. Talks and his help for so much over these many years- PRICELESS! Can I say I love my friend? Well, i do! I see Carime and Lauren and they have to figure it out who's turn it is and I told them why don't you just do it this way - one on left and one on the right! They thought it was great! My friends in the office staff you are wonderful, caring people too and greet me with a smile and a great HELLO and leaving it's a BYE, have a great day! There is no more to say, except Gwinnett Family Dental - get out there in all those Dr.'s offices and show them how customer concern, service and kindness is done! I wish all of you the JOY of the upcoming HOLIDAYS!

    Kathy G
  • Ok 2-9-18 I had all front teeth removed, temporary was put in the same day . Dr Green is gentle and patient. Office staff and techs are wonderful and compassionate . Easy to make appts. I have referred my father and many co workers. I'll be a patient for life!! Thank you Gwinnett family Dental Care!! Because of Dr Green my confidence is growing. Kerry oesterle

    Kerry O
  • I came here due to my previous dental office cancelled my appointment. I love the practice and the entire staff. Very professional and if any question regarding services they can fully answer. The most I like the Saturday appointment due to my schedule with work.

    Makenzie W
  • Broke a chunk of my back molar off. They were able to fit me in that day. I am super sensitive in the mouth and did not want to come. Dr. Green and her assistant Mirna were wonderful. They explained everything before and during the procedure. No pain!! They did a wonderful job drilling out the old filling, building up my tooth and placing a temporary crown. If I wanted them to stop for any reason, I just raised my finger and they both stopped immediately! Super gentle and patient! They also didn't try to get me to do extra procedures I didn't need or purchase extra stuff. Oh and the front office staff is great too! Super friendly and helpful!

    Kim R
  • I have been coming here for a couple of years. I LOVE THEM! So much so my husband is switching dentists to come here. I definitely recommend them. I haven't had to wait too long to be seen and everyone there has always been helpful.

    Marian C
  • Again had my teeth cleaned and more by the creme-de-la creme wonderful hygienist Careme, from the identical last name of the French chef "caremal" - the sweet , there may be some possible puns above. But seriously, she's the best hygienist I've ever had the good fortune to encounter, and I'm rather long of tooth (but don't give my exact age) a long line of such both in NYC and Atlanta. Gentle, cheerful and beyond thorough since it's evident that she's checking for things no other hygienist I've had has ever checked for. One needs a word beyond "superlative" to describe her and her work. I was also fortunate to have my teeth checked by Dr. John Klevansky, He finds the problems without painfully poking around, and it's always a good experience to be with him, and I've had a lot of work done by him.

    Bob T

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