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Root Canal Therapy, Marietta

Root Canal Therapy

An infected or diseased tooth can be extremely painful. Once the infection reaches the inner canals of the tooth, the nerve can be affected, causing intense pain. Unfortunately, if the nerve is infected, the tooth can be at risk for loss. Root canal therapy is often the only general dentistry option to stop the pain and save the tooth. At Dental Care Center at Kennestone, we offer efficient, effective root canals for our patients with infected teeth.

Teeth have inner canals that contain pulp and nerve roots. They are the living material of teeth. When decay or infection impacts the pulp or nerve roots inside the canals, the tooth can begin to die. Infection can cause inflammation or abscesses that put pressure on the nerve, causing pain and discomfort. Root canal therapy is used to remove the diseased portion of the tooth and clear the infection to save the tooth from extraction while stopping the pain.

Root Canals Offer Pain Relief for Infected Teeth!

Many people associate root canals with pain, but they are the best option to stop the pain that accompanies an infected tooth. The procedure removes the diseased pulp and nerve roots from the canals of the tooth. The inner portion of the tooth is disinfected to stop the infection. Then, the tooth is packed with a sterilized material to replace the pulp. Once it is repacked, the tooth is sealed and covered with a dental crown for protection.

The relief from pain is almost immediate after the nerve roots are removed. There is usually some soreness after a root canal. However, this dissipates quickly and is not as intense as the pain from an infected tooth.

If you have a painful tooth, contact Dental Care Center at Kennestone today to schedule a consultation. Our dentist can examine your tooth and determine the cause of the pain. If a root canal is needed, you can trust our experienced team to save your tooth and stop the pain. We have sedation options available for your procedure if you prefer to relax while we treat your infected tooth.


Call our office or use our online contact option to schedule your appointment now!

Our Client Reviews

Dental Care Center at Kennestone

4.8 / 5.0

Based on 247 reviews

  • I absolutely love this dental experience. I used to dread having to make dental trips but since finding this office 4 years ago that took the dread away. From making the appointment, to visiting with the office staff. It's great. The Hygienist is very friendly. But that Dr. O,
    she is a ray of sunshine. Perfect bedside manner, concerning, caring, helpful, and so very positive. I do not have dental insurance and could go somewhere else that may be a tad cheaper but I wouldn't trade this dental office for the world. They feel more like family. Give them a try you won't regret it!

    Angie W.
  • I am very happy I came to this dental office! I tend to avoid going to the dentist because of past experiences, but my visit today was 10/10!! The dental hygienist, Kelly, and Dr. Buffington were so nice and thorough. I highly recommend! So happy I found a good and nice dental office finally!! :)

  • Always a great experience when I come in for cleanings or any work that has to be done. Special thanks to my hygienist Kelli for a good cleaning today and making me feel comfortable. Dr. Buffington is also terrific and very attentive. The entire staff will make you feel welcome and comfortable.

    Mark P.
  • I have been a patient here for many years. I’ve always had positive experiences. I especially like the Dental Hygenist “Callie”. She is just the best, always smiling and cheerful, just what you need at the Dentist. She is very experienced and I’ve learned a lot from her. All the Staff is very nice and polite and Dr Buffington is great also. I’ve had a lot of dental work done by her and never had a problem. She is very gentle and painless too!

    Nancy M.
  • The dentist, Dr. Buffington, hygienist, and staff were professional and efficient. Dr. Buffington provided an excellent explanation to my question so that I understood the situation. High recommend this dental practice.

    Don S.
  • Dr. Buffington has to be the kindest, most patient dentist in the world. The staff is amazingly attentive, non-judgemental and offers a very comforting experience. I appreciate how patient they are with me, a 44-year old that still cries and would rather give birth (without medication) than have dental work. I hope you catch my drift😉

    Adriennes B.
  • I really like Dr. Buffington. She gave me a plan that gives me hope about a TMJ issue. Everyone on the staff was professional and seemed genuinely caring. I would highly recommend the office.

    It’s a warm and welcoming atmosphere, and they don’t try to sell you on things you don’t need.

    Donna D.
  • I highly recommend this dental practice. They took prompt and amazing care of me to address a TMJ episode. Dr. Buffington and all employees I encountered were professional, friendly, caring and knowledgeable. They set me on the path of recovery and have earned my respect and business going forward. How refreshing to engage with a business that truly understands customer service.

    Ronni P.