One-Visit Root Canals in Atlanta

Our highly-trained staff have performed hundreds of root canals and extractions and do everything possible to make the procedures as fast and comfortable as possible. From controlled injections to motorized rotary instruments, our root canals are fast and comfortable.

Because we have our own in-house lab, we can create custom crowns in just one visit! This means the crown that will be installed as part of the root canal will be done in the same visit, so you won’t have to make multiple visits to our office.

This also means fewer injections, less time in the dental chair, and more time for you to attend to the things that matter to you most.

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To make an appointment, call (404) 800‑1442 or click here to request an appointment online.

Our Root Canal Procedure

Hygienist showing patient photos of teeth.

Our root canal procedure is fast and comfortable.

Before recommending a root canal, we collect a thorough dental history and perform an examination, including digital X-rays. This aids in the accurate diagnosis of any tooth that may need a root canal.

Our root canals are fast and comfortable thanks to the use of motorized rotary instruments and local anesthetic. We use motorized rotary files to perform root canals in one visit, often in less than an hour. Traditionally, root canals are done using a hand file, which has the possibility of breaking inside the tooth. With the motorized rotary tool, root canals are fast and more comfortable than old-fashioned drilling. After the root canal, the doctor makes a custom crown for the tooth while you wait. The doctor installs the crown that same day.

What is a Root Canal?

Diagram of a tooth.A root canal is a procedure performed to save a tooth that is badly damaged or infected. The pulp, or living part of the tooth, is made up of nerves and blood vessels. It is contained in the pulp chamber—a space inside center of the tooth—which holds the pulp and extends into roots. It becomes infected or dies for a number of reasons, including:

  • Decay — bacteria causing tooth decay infects the pulp
  • Trauma — a traumatic injury can cause an inflammation of the pulp
  • Deep fillings — fillings that have to be placed close to the pulp chamber because of tooth decay or tooth fracture
  • Unexplained — sometimes the pulp can become inflamed and can die for no apparent reason

During a root canal procedure, the nerve and pulp are removed from the “canal” inside the root, which is then cleaned, filled and sealed.

What are the symptoms of a tooth that needs a root canal?

  • Moderate to severe lingering toothache, which may be throbbing when having hot or cold foods
  • Toothache pain so intense it wakes you up at night
  • Pain when chewing or biting
  • Swelling on the gums which, when pressed, may release blood or pus
  • Pain that starts in one tooth and spreads to other regions of the jaw or head e.g., an infected lower molar (back tooth) may cause you to feel pain in the ear!

Sometimes, however, there may be no symptoms.

To make an appointment, call (404) 800‑1442 or click here to request an appointment online.