How Do You Know It’s Time for A Root Canal?

Dentist for Painless Root Canals in Dunwoody GA

“Root Canal” It’s a phrase that brings anxiety into the hearts of dental patients around the nation. The thought of the dental work or of lying in the chair, unable to move for a couple hours really upsets some people.

But chances are, if you need a root canal, you’ll actually feel relief when the time comes to have it.

What Are the Symptoms?

A root canal is needed when there is an infection or abscess in the root of a tooth. This is usually caused when a cavity goes untreated for a lengthy period of time and the decay eats into the nerve, causing it to become infected.

An infected tooth can cause an extreme amount of pain, fever, and even heart complications. You may feel a lump on your gum near the painful tooth, or have remarkably foul breath. Chewing may become impossible on the bad side. If left long enough, the pain will keep you from thinking, from sleeping, from doing anything besides hurt.

Fix It Please!

As soon as your Dunwoody Family & Cosmetic Dentistry dentist discovers you need root canal therapy, you need to make your treatment appointment as early as possible.

In the meantime, we will most likely prescribe a round of strong antibiotics to clear the infection, which will in turn reduce your pain. The procedure can be done with local anesthetic only, or with a sedative if you need one.

Your comfort is a priority to us. If a painful tooth has been bothering you, contact our office in Dunwoody, Georgia for an emergency appointment.

Posted on Behalf of Dunwoody Family & Cosmetic Dentistry

1816 Independence Square, Suite B,
Dunwoody, GA 30338

Tel: (770) 399-9199

Mon - Thr 7:00am - 4:00pm
Friday Open until 1pm
(on the Fridays we are open)

Our Patient Reviews

Dunwoody Family & Cosmetic Dentistry
4.9 / 5.0

Based on 126 reviews

Janice Overbeck

Angela is an incredible dentist and is on top of all of the latest and best technology. She is very honest and I love everyone at her practice. They are all great!

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I have been seeing Leslie and Dr. Bruce for about 20 years! Love their personalities and service. I highly recommend them!

Jerry Cox

Highly professional and efficient service, stem to stern. Also the account manager makes it fun to pay my bill!!

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Dr. Ojibway and her team have helped me get my smile back. The office is beautiful and the environment is relaxing and very friendly.


1816 Independence Square, Suite B,
Dunwoody, GA 30338


Tel: (770) 399-9199

Practice Hours

Mon - Thr 7:00am - 4:00pm
Friday Open until 1pm
(on the Fridays we are open)