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Hickory Flat Dental
7840 Hickory Flat Highway, Woodstock, GA 30188

Root Canal Therapy in Woodstock, GA

Saving a tooth with infected or inflamed pulp.

Root canal therapy may be necessary due to infection, trauma, deep decay or a poorly positioned tooth. Often, root canal therapy serves as an alternative to tooth extraction. Root canal therapy lets you retain your tooth by removing its nerves, as opposed to tooth extraction, which involves removing the tooth entirely. Regardless of the cause, a Hickory Flat Dental professional can provide the care you need through a range of root canal treatments.

What to expect when having a root canal

Underneath the tooth’s enamel and the hard layer, called the dentin, lies the soft tissue pulp. The pulp helps grow the root of the tooth during development. If the pulp becomes inflamed or infected, it can cause pain or even an abscess. A root canal involves removing the inflamed or infected pulp, carefully disinfecting inside the tooth and then filling it with a safe, rubber-like material called gutta-percha. The tooth will continue to function normally without the pulp.

The procedure not only improves the appearance of the infected tooth, it enables you to bite and chew normally. It also prevents excessive strain on the other teeth that surround the problem tooth.

Root Canal Therapy

Our doctors specialize in root canal treatment based on the location of the infected tooth. Your Hickory Flat Dental dentist will generally complete your treatment in one to two office visits. Here’s what you might expect, depending upon the type and seriousness of the problem.

During root canal therapy, we will clean, shape and fill the canal space within the root of the tooth.

Retreatment may be necessary if the root canal becomes re-infected. Performing the root canal treatment a second time creates an environment that will promote healing.

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Patient Reviews
Dr. Lee is personal, professional, and he does a great job educating patients.
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Very professional, very clean , great staff from front to back
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My son got to see a new pediatric doctor that’s in this office. She was amazing very kind, so friendly, and extremely patient with me as the parent. She explained everything prior to even doing […]
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Although there are many dentist offices closer to my home I have found Hickory Flat Dental to be far superior. At every point of my visit I am very satisfied and am completely knowledgeable as to […]
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I’ve been using Hickory Flat Dental since I moved to the area in 2014. I have always been happy with the service and staff. My normal hygienist was not in today and the hygienist that was filling […]
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Dr. Prempeh was very kind and extremely informative. Not only did she take time to explain what she was doing but she helped my son feel at ease for his first dentist visit. The staff was friendly […]
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I had a somewhat invasive procedure, but the dentist assured me I would experience no pain, and it has now been one day after the procedure and I have not experienced any pain. The doctor was kind […]
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Very happy overall. Everybody is nice, helpul and informative from start to finish. Dr. Rigg was very professional, and took the time to explain everything and answered all my questions. I am very […]
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Staff always pleasant, in the chair before my appointment time. Great hygienist.
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Mon. – 8:00 AM - 7:00 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 - 2:00 PM
Sat. – 8:00 AM - 2:00 PM
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Phone: (678) 274-6972
Fax: (770) 479-9082
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  • Monday 8:00 AM - 7:00 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 - 2:00 PM
  • Saturday 8:00 AM - 2:00 PM
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