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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
Made a difficult appt very easy. Everything went smoothly, procedure was explained and the staff was great.
Kristen F.
Good care and nice staff. Luis is awesome!
Brian S.
Very professional staff
Gail L.
Best dental office I have ever been to. Dr. Lee is THE BEST. Luis is AWESOME. LOVE LOVE LOVE this dental practice and recommend it often!
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Hickory flat is the only dentist office that I enjoy! The people who work there are AMAZING. You can see the love in what they do. I trust them for me and my entire family. We have done everything […]
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I found the dental office to be clean and organized. Dr Riggs and Brieanna were so informative helpful. The entire staff was polite and friendly.
Ethan V.
Personality and professionalism of everyone there
James S.
Knowledge, professionalism, friendly.
Ray A.
Very thorough with each dental care diagnosis and treatment. All staff members -to include dentist, hygienist, admin etc are extremely friendly! Billing always accurate, appointments always on time .
Kelley Q.
Dr. Rigg, his assistants and the front office staff have all been amazing. This coming from someone who is and has been completely terrified of dentists since childhood due to multiple bad […]
Tracie B.
I have never liked going to the dentist before in my entire life— that being said, I could honestly say that Dr Lee has been the best dentist I have ever had!! Everyone in the office is so friendly […]
Christine W.
I absolutely love hickory flat dental. Dr. Lee and Dr. Rigg are both incredible and have done amazing work. My personal experience has been flawless. Painless procedures and very kind employees.
BrieAnna H.
Very friendly staff. Pat was great!!!
Emily C.
Dr. Rigg went above and beyond to take care of me and my tooth. He was understanding of my situation and really went th extra mile to help me out!!!
Danielle S.
Absolutely professional but more than that everyone always makes me feel like I matter and my feelings matter
Virginia K.
The efficiency and friendliness of the staff. We are always treated so nicely and they are always working very quickly to get us in and out on time. Love this office!
David G.
Great job on taking care of my dental care. On time appointment, no hazzle , clear on payments up front, no surprises. Friendly folks that are good at what they do. Paul
Paul M.
Friendly staff great Dentist.
Shirley L.
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 […]
Carter C.
My wife and I took our 1 year old to Hickory Flat Dental for the first check up. Dr. Prempeh was great! Very friendly and informative, with the heart of a teacher. The staff was delightful as well.
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Office Hours
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
Once per month
Sun. – Closed
Phone: (678) 274-6972
Fax: (770) 479-9082
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Office Hours
  • 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
  • Sunday Closed
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