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Your Root Canal Is Nothing To Fear Marietta, GA

Your Root Canal Is Nothing To Fear

Marietta GA Family Dentist

Did your dentist tell you that you need a root canal? Before you wince in fear, here us out. With today’s advanced techniques and anesthetic improvements, your root canal is really nothing to be afraid of or dread. Plus, if you need a root canal like your dentist says you do, you’re likely in some significant pain right now. A root canal is the quickest solution to eliminating your pain and saving your tooth.

Let’s first talk about your alternatives for root canal treatment. A root canal is designed to remove the infected pulp of a tooth that has become badly decayed or diseased. When this inner portion of the tooth suffers bacterial invasion, serious discomfort can occur because that is where the tooth nerves reside. Therefore, if you have a severely damaged or infected tooth, here are your options:

Do Nothing: If you opt to leave the tooth alone, you may regret your decision sooner rather than later. The tooth will not only continue to hurt, but your symptoms will likely escalate quickly and the life of your tooth may be at stake.

Remove the Tooth: Some patients think that extracting their infected tooth is the easiest and most affordable option. This is an unfortunate mistake. Even if the affected tooth is at the back of your mouth, it is never wise to remove a natural tooth when there are treatments that can save it. After the tooth is extracted, you’ll need to consider tooth replacement. And dental implants are far more costly and complicated than a root canal.

Root Canal Therapy: The final and best option to address an infected tooth is to let your dentist perform root canal treatment. During this procedure, the infected pulp will be carefully removed after the area is thoroughly numbed. Some patients even choose sedation dentistry to further relax. The tooth will be cleaned, filled and sealed for future protection. If the damage is severe enough, a dental crown may be needed to order to ensure the tooth doesn’t have problems in the future.

For more information on painless root canal therapy in Marietta, turn to Gilreath Family Dentistry.

Posted on behalf of Dr. Paul Gilreath IV, Gilreath Family Dentistry

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Our Client Reviews
Gilreath Family Dentistry

5.0 / 5.0

Based on 307 reviews


Dr. Gilreath is incredible with my kids. They love going to the dentist now! And this busy mom loves the warm neck wraps, the soft music and enjoying a latte while I relax!

Kenneth H.

Was lucky enough to find these guys when I got insurance that my old dentist did not take. Very professional and friendly staff! Office has the latest greatest technology as well. If you're looking for a new dentist, search no further!

Susie L.

Very personable and friendly, they took the time to go over my complex dental history and did not pressure me into anything. They gave their recommendations and priced out any options I had. Great group!

Camille Y.

Dr. Gilreath and his staff are top notch. I received the best cleaning I've ever had while watching my favorite show. The Doctor and his staff were all very polite, friendly, and courteous. They explained everything to me clearly and presented me with options in a gentle way that didn't make me feel pressured at all. It's obvious they really care about the wellbeing of their patients. The facility and equipment is really nice as well. I will definitely be back!

Juan R.

Always willing to work around my kids and my schedules. Today I had a long appointment. They started on time and always made sure I was comfortable and that the pain was managed so the procedure could’ve been completed without issues. Very courteous and professional staff.

Lucia B.

Awesome dental practice! The staff is friendly and efficient. Dr. Gilreath is thorough and versed in the latest technology and procedures. I love that he can make crowns in the office while you wait (so no walking around with a temporary crown for days or weeks). I would strongly recommend this dental practice!

Matthew W.

I've been going here for about a little over a year now. I've had a few cleanings, a filling, and started Invisiline so far. Hands down, the best run dental office I've ever been to. In the past at other dental offices I often had to wait 30 or more minutes beyond my appointment time before being seen. At Dr. Gilreath's office I've been seen on time every time. They seem to have systems in place to make every part of your visit run smoothly. From how they took x-rays, to billing and appointments, to the work done by the hygienist/dentist, everything seems to run like a well oiled machine. On top of that all the staff are all friendly, helpful and knowledgeable. The office space itself is also quite nice. Very clean, well maintained, and seems very "up to date" with their equipment. If you're looking for a dentist and are anywhere in the northwest metro area I would highly recommend Dr. Gilreath.

Jhion R.

The staff is always so courteous and personable. They make us feel like family every time we have an appointment. Service is excellent, too. My wife recently went for a cleaning and Dr. Gilreath noticed a chip in one of her fillings. He knew we recently had another baby and that her time was very limited so he went ahead and did the filling right then and there, an extra thirty minutes tops. Dr. Gilreath is always looking at the big picture and really knows his stuff. We will never go anywhere else

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Gilreath Family Dentistry

200 White St NW
Marietta, GA 30060

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