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

Root Canal Therapy in Atlanta, 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 Atlanta. 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 Atlanta 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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I viewed the whole schedulingprocedure; the friendliness and helpfulness of the staff (especially Nadine, Maddie,My) as excellent. They worked hard […]
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I have had a great experience so far. Very transparent and communicative with any procedures that need to be done outside of a cleaning and general […]
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The staff, dentist and hygienist were professional and kind.
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Everybody in the clinic were excellent and it has been as such every single time I have been there. The Dr and specially Mya were excellent to me.
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Great Dentist, Dr Johnson and staff.
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Friendly, highly professional.
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I have been very happy at Dunwoody Dental
Pamela H.
Hard to give a full 5 stars when the dentist usually means pain! No offense but going to dentist is not my favorite thing to do. But Dr. Johnson is […]
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Wonderful staff!!! I was pleased with the service,
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Excellent experience!!!! Professionals, caring, take the time to talk to patients, pain free :o)
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Less than a 2 minute wait before being escorted to a dental chair. The staff was helpful and informative and answered all of my questions. The deep […]
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Hats off to Dr. Johnson & the staff for going above & beyond in customer care!
Gloria E.
My appt was at 3pm. I was seen at 3pm. The reception staff for courteous and polite. The hygienist was personable and asked questions. I was also […]
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Professional establishment and service was very good.
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Best Dentist group I've ever been to. I truly enjoy my visits. Wouldn't think of using anyone else for my dental work.
Stacy L.
Very helpful and trustworthy. The Doctor seems to really care about his patients.
Mitchell W.
I had dental work done at Dental One Associates about two weeks ago. I must say that I was very impressed with Dr. Johnson's calming demeanor and […]
Cara S.
Awesome, efficient cleaning and advice!
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Dr. Johnson & his staff are excellent!I would refer anyone to Dunwoody Dental.
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extreamly friendly office staff..great dentist..
Renee M.
It was a great experience!! They took care of me and gave me the best service for my hard earned dollar!!!!
Robert L.
Excellent service and pain management.
Timothy R.
Excellent service, everyone was very nice, especially the women working at the front desk (I don't remember her name), she was very professional and […]
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Great work with no discomfort or pain
Tony C.
I had come in for a second opinion and received one that was informative and a lot less expensive than the first one I got. Everyone was excellent, […]
Deborah G.
The staff members at Dr. Johnson's office are amazing. They are friendly, knowledgeable and caring. My whole family from ages 3 to 50 go to see Dr. […]
Anonymous
The staff is professional and friendly. The office is nice and has a home like feel. Everyone is happy to answer any questions and respond quickly.
Anonymous
Loved how all personnel made me feel, safe and welcomed. They explained to me what was going on and what needed to be done. I would recommend this […]
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Tella B.
Always professional and courteous. I was seen on time and able to get out in a timely manner. Would recommend!
D'ablo H.
Never have to wait long and very friendly staff.
Pamela H.
The office was extremely welcoming and friendly! The hygienist was very reassuring and Dr. Johnson took his time and provided education necessary to […]
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I've never met such an enthusiastic and friendly staff!
Nikki M.
The staff is exceptional. I had the unpleasant experience of witnessing an irate patient scream and yell at the front desk staff. However, everyone […]
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Love this practice! Dr Johnson and staff are awesome!
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Great experience. Great staff. Everyone was very professional and nice.
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Great Service, quick, efficient, and communicative.
John C.
Excellent staff and the Drs are very friendly and concern about you.
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Wonderful experience
Aida A.
My experience here is always a pleasant and professional one! Keep up the excellent job that the whole office provide!
Glorialane G.
I love going here. Everyone is nice and professional.
Brittany B.
Dr. Johnson was patient and gentle. I can barely tell I have a filling. Thank you!
Latonia O.
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Office Hours
Mon. – 8:30 AM - 5:00 PM
Tue. – 7:30 AM - 3:30 PM
Wed. – 9:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Thu. – 7:30 AM - 3:30 PM
Fri. – 8:00 AM - 2:00 PM
Sat. – Closed
Sun. – Closed
Phone: (404) 381-1490
Fax: (770) 391-0268
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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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