Dental One Associates of Kennesaw
2616 George Busbee Parkway NW, Kennesaw, GA 30144

Root Canal Therapy in Kennesaw, GA

The old expression, “as much fun as a root canal,” may have been appropriate in the past, but the procedure has advanced by leaps and bounds over the past several decades to become a routine operation performed by our dentists in Kennesaw. With 92 percent of American adults between the ages of 20 to 64 experiencing some kind of cavity as an adult, and almost a quarter of that group has some form of untreated tooth decay. If this decay is allowed to continue unhindered, it could lead to the deterioration of the underlying tissue and the death of the tooth itself, resulting in a root canal which is necessary to restore the health and function of the tooth.

A root canal is usually the last resort after all other dental treatments have been exhausted, including cavity fillings, crowns, and other forms of dental reconstruction. In the past, teeth that had succumbed to tooth decay were simply pulled, but most dentists would rather try to keep a patient’s natural teeth than having to resort to other means. Root canals essentially give a tooth a second chance by removing the decay from the tooth, gums and underlying root, filling the tooth and sealing and capping the outside.

Of course, root canals are invasive procedures, so dentists will have to examine a range of symptoms to determine whether the operation will proceed. Typically, dental professionals look for prolonged tooth aches and pain, darkening or discoloration, increased sensitivity to hot and cold substances, as well as tenderness when chewing or when the tooth is touched. These could be telltale signs that the underlying nerve is damaged, which will require a root canal to rectify the problem.

Additionally, while some patients may opt for the procedure to be performed by an endodontist, our dentists in Kennesaw are more than viable options who can complete the operation quickly with optimal recovery times. After the root canal is performed, most patients can get back on their feet after only a day or two, and can control the pain with conventional medications like ibuprofen, or a mild painkiller in some situations. As one of the key operations used to fight tooth decay and prevent permanent damage to teeth, root canals are an invaluable procedure that dentists use to help patients keep their natural teeth for as long as possible and put chronic tooth pain in the past.

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The staff is very friendly and thorough when providing a service.
Dora H.
Very clean facility and cheerful people. A good experience.
Diane T.
The people are great and knowledgeable. I just wish the work can a little more affordable.
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Efficient, competent, friendly, helpful. We go for the quality of care provided by Dr. C. Smith and Hygenist, Laura T. but the entire experience is […]
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David C.
No waiting, excellent service, friendly staff
Sue W.
Very friendly staff. Everyone was very nice including the dentist.
Lusila L.
Dental One Kennesaw currently has a great team: Dr. Craig Smith, expert hygienist LauraJean Forbes, gifted dental assistants Stacy and Daniel. I was […]
Anonymous
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Joseph H.
I have been extremely satisfied with the services I've received with this office in the last two months. thank you to everyone that's been there in […]
Tracy W.
The health of my teeth is much better now that I am having regular check ups. I now have a bridge and cavities have been filled. I feel more […]
Richard W.
The personnel are always friendly and helpful, the location is central and easy.
Marie H.
Wonderful staff! Very pleasant appointment.
Alaric(aj) J.
Really nice and friendly. Best dentist I've ever been to.
Jessica H.
I was very pleased with the adodonist Jeannette Jimenez I didn't have any pain during or after the root canal procedure.
Rodney U.
Everyone in the office is kind, and seems to know what they are doing.
Gayla G.
Had a great experience with Dr. Smith and his staff.
Jose R.
I would highly recommend Dental one Kennesaw to anyone in need of a dentist. Dr. Craig Smith and his staff do a great job and make what I dread […]
Robert B.
I had a dental emergency and the dentist I normally go to would not fit me in last minute. I called Dental One and they were able to get me in and […]
Anonymous
I have high anxiety regarding dental care. Dr. Smith and Tech Daniel did a tremendous job of taking the time to explain my procedure and make sure I […]
Anonymous
I must honestly say that I was considering changing dental offices due to a prior experience with a former staff member. However, after my visit […]
Letisha M.
First time I had two tempory crowns put in at same time. DR Smith was very proffresional along with his staff. Made me feel very much at ease. Thanks […]
Warren S.
BEST DENTIST AND STAFF I HAVE EVER HAD.
Jessica C.
Great!!! Mouth feels great after having temp crowns put in! Well informed what they where doing. Dr. Smith and his assistant where wonderful!
Michael Y.
Excellent service and staff.
Mary A.
Mary at front desk is very polite and cheerful. Dr smith and assistants were very informative on my consult and then my procedure was great. I felt […]
Donna Y.
The staff was amazing, very friendly. Dr. Smith and his assistant Stacey were great. I know I made the right decision to make Dental One my place to […]
Brenda T.
Everyone was very pleasant and my procedure was handled quick and efficient.
Fredrick P.
The facility is clean, people are friendly.
Carlton J.
Dr. Smith and Stacy are attuned to the patient , efficient and personable.
Marie H.
Very professional and kind.
Mary A.
Very friendly & courteous front office staff. Making appts is easy. The dental assistant was very knowledgeable as was the dentist Dr. Smith. I am […]
Patricia W.
Very friendly staff. Very professional. The last couple of visits to my previous dentist had felt like dealing with high pressure sales force. The […]
Keith G.
Our Dentist was very personable, engaging and open to answer our questions; even the children. So, thank you. You are of exceptional service and […]
Sidnei O.
Have a couple of more procedures to go, but so far, my dental work has gone as planned and the work (including an extraction) has been painless.
Anonymous
Love Dr Smith and staff. I experienced no pain and would never consider using another dentist other than Dr. Smith. If he were to ever leave Dental […]
Lisa H.
A+++ courteous, professional and caring!
Anonymous
Good experience. Great customer service.
Vicki B.
The staff at Kennesaw Dental One was excellent. They really know what they're doing.
Don M.
Laura Jean Tirico is the best dental hygienist around. I highly recommend her. She has been cleaning my teeth for years and I'm always completely […]
Bruce E.
I am an long-time patient of Dr. Smith. It broke my heart when he left Coast Dental and I am so very happy to have located him. As usual I received […]
Nancy D.
Excellent work. I fully expected a lot of pain. but 26 hours after all the work by Dr Smith and his aid (sorry about the memory loss) I do not have […]
John J.
My visit was wonderful, dentistry has become so innovative.
Kyesha S.
Very friendly, on-time and profient service. Couldn't ask for much more. Great job Dental One!
John K.
I want to commend Dr. Jimenez and Alana for going above and be on to take care of my dental needs before going on my vacation to New York yesterday.
Larry A.
I really like the new Dental Hygienist. Well she's new to me since I haven't been in a while. I felt like she was very thorough unlike some of the […]
Patrice B.
Dr Smith was very helpful explaining solutions for my dental problems.
Nancy W.
I had a great time at my appointment. Always make me feel comfortable.
Jamie J.
Excellent patient care from front office all the way to the dentist.
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Mon. – 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Tue. – 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Wed. – 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Thu. – 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Fri. – 8:00 AM - 1:00 PM
Sat. – Closed
Sun. – Closed
Phone: (404) 381-1480
Fax: (770) 428-0288
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  • Friday 8:00 AM - 1:00 PM
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