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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Patient Reviews
Dr. Wheeless and staff are awesome. Finding a new dentist is stressful but I couldn’t be more pleased with being referred to Dental One Associates. They are very friendly yet professional. I highly […]
Dana R.
Friendly caring gentle makes going to the dentist not intimidating
Stacey H.
Very friendly and helpful staff. My experience with deep cleaning and fillings was as pleasant as it could possibly be. Thank you for taking such great care of me!
Lael C.
Good People Great Work.
De L.
Fast friendly no nonsense service.
Dennis W.
Great services and less painful experience than I normal have. Front teeth work is not pleasant but it was bearable thanks to Dr. Gessling.
Eletta G.
Friendly staff.
Terry S.
They have a great staff and it is nice to come in and everyone knows you by name.
Antoinet W.
I rarely go to the dentist because I can not stand all the drilling and noise that reverberates in my head. Recently a tooth that has been bad for many years decides to ache!! Had to have it […]
Martha C.
The staff was very attentive to me.. Making sure that I was comfortable and ok at all times..
Harold P.
I barely had any pain compared to most dentists I had been to and everyone was extremely nice!
Morgan O.
Very professional, friendly staff.
Cheryl R.
This is awesome! The staff is amazing and very helpful! I have recommended them to several others who have also had excellent experiences.
Tonya B.
Great service every time.
Karina R.
Friendly staff, little to no wait time past scheduled appt time
Jennifer A.
Exceptional service. Everyone is very professional and focused on their particular jobs. Office & rooms always very clean.
Patricia W.
Greeted by name and great customer service
Stephanie E.
Very honest and helpful. I was able to get taken care of fast.
Zachary C.
Always have everything taken care of. The Staff is personable and professional.
Aaron C.
Been coming here since 2005. Extremely clean facility. Friendly staff and great doctors.
Anthony T.
Office Hours
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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  • Monday 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
  • Tuesday 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
  • Wednesday 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
  • Thursday 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
  • Friday 8:00 AM - 1:00 PM
  • Saturday Closed
  • Sunday Closed
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