Dental One Associates of Dunwoody
5901-B Peachtree Dunwoody Road NE, Suite 250, Atlanta, GA 30328

Root Canal Pain is a Myth – Get Care Now from Endodontics in Dunwoody Patients Trust

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If you assume that tooth extraction is the most practical and affordable dental care option for dealing with a badly damaged tooth, you might miss a great opportunity to save your tooth while ending your pain. Root canals save about 17 million teeth each year, and they’re more affordable than you might think. Root canal therapy is simple and only involves a few steps. First, the diseased pulp is removed from the tooth. Next, the tooth’s roots are cleaned and hollowed out. Finally, the roots are filled with a flexible material, and the tooth is prepared for a crown.

4 Signs You May Need a Root Canal

Your tooth can become diseased from faulty or leaking restorations, tooth decay, direct injury, or fractures. Once the tooth’s pulp is affected, it begins to die. This causes significant pain and other symptoms. The following four signs are indications that root canal therapy may be needed:

  • Pain that may be mild or severe
  • Dark tooth discoloration indicating decay
  • Swelling and soreness in the gums surrounding the tooth
  • Visible signs of infection on a dental X-ray

Worried about Root Canal Pain?

Root canal procedures are no more painful than getting a filling. With today’s modern anesthetic options and dentists who are more aware of patient anxiety, there is no reason to fear getting a root canal. Don’t let the myth of root canal pain scare you away; they are an effective and affordable dental care option that endodontics in Atlanta patients trust to restore normal function and relieve pain.

To get the dental care you deserve from an affordable dentist in Atlanta, call Dental One Associates of Dunwoody today at (404) 381-1490 or make an appointment.

Dental One Associates offers affordable family dentistry and gentle, compassionate dental care in Atlanta. With 8 affiliated practices throughout Georgia, our offices are conveniently located with extended hours to meet your needs. At Dental One Associates of Dunwoody, we provide most dental services, from basic preventative care and general dentistry to specialized procedures and complete dental reconstruction. We accept most dental insurance plans and offer affordable financial solutions for any budget. Patient satisfaction is our top priority and we strive to provide the exceptional, affordable dental care and personal touch that lead to lasting relationships. A smiling patient is our greatest reward and we look forward to keeping those smiles healthy, beautiful, and bright. Discover an affordable dentist who truly cares at Dental One Associates of Dunwoody.

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Patient Reviews
Excellent service & attentive/responsive staff.
Lynda N.
I had a GREAT hygienist Siyma – those are tough to find! She was young enough to know new techniques, but also was very gentle & kind.
Kimberly T.
Dr. Thornton is one of the best dentists I have ever been pleased to call “My dentist.” Her skill and patience are topped with a wonderful personality and she has a soft manner and touch […]
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Sima! Sima! Sima! Amazing individual and would have a glowing career in hospitality, my profession, if she ever left dentistry. Such a sweet caring person doing anything and everything to make sure I […]
Derek M.
Very clean, professional and makes you feel comfortable. I was well taken care of.
Quwanda D.
The service is timely and phenomenal. Everyone is extremely pleasant and punctual!
Alexis S.
Service at a level that is second to none! Awesome staff very friendly and attentive by far the best dental experience I have ever had!
Billy M.
I’d definitely recommend Dr. Sarah Thornton and her wonderful staff without any hesitation. They are efficient, great at what they do and make sure you are comfortable every step of the way […]
Deepika R.
Best in town.
Caliza G.
They have the greatest staff I have ever came contact with since I’ve been going to the dentist. Receptionist is great ( Crystal) Both hygienist are nice (Jessica)& (Sema) Dr. Thornton is […]
Kevin A.
I had a dental emergency and they got me in there really quickly. Doctor and staff were so nice.
Latrice S.
Friendly and professional practice
Judi M.
I absolutely love this Dentist and staff and that is saying a great deal because I have always disliked going to the dentist! Dr. Thornton is very thorough and professional, but also has tremendous […]
Kelly M.
Friendly and efficient service! Crystal warmly greets you and staff remembers you personally even after an untimely absence! The staff also does an excellent job of keeping you informed of the […]
Dana C.
I have to admit, I was a little skeptical about going to a multi-location (chain and/or franchised) dentist’s office. But as they say, you shouldn’t judge a book by its cover. The wait […]
Nathan J.
Went in and out in 1 hour. Very nice and attentive staff. It was my 7 years old daughters first trip to the dentist and she had a great time. No complaints.
Heber P.
Everyone in the office was friendly and thorough in their explanations of what they were doing.
Marcy T.
Dr. Thornton and her staff are amazing.
Jennifer W.
Staff is awesome.
Nefertiti H.
The entire staff was friendly, knowledgeable and explained everything about my care and options :-) I was nervous about my appointment and they put all of my fear aside.
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  • Monday 8:30 AM - 5:00 PM
  • Tuesday 7:30 AM - 3:30 PM
  • Wednesday 9:00 AM - 6:00 PM
  • Thursday 7:30 AM - 3:30 PM
  • Friday 8:00 AM - 2:00 PM
  • Saturday Closed
  • Sunday Closed
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