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The Truth About Root Canals Gainesville, GA
Root Canal Therapy Gainesville, GA

Needing a root canal tops the list as one of the most common yet highly misunderstood dental procedures. In fact, popular belief has influenced people to wince at the mere mention of the term “root canal.” However, learning the truth about what root therapy is and what it can do for your oral health can help you feel more at ease about the procedure.

5 Truths about Root Canals

  1. A root canal may be the only procedure that can save your tooth. If your dentist has suggested a root canal, it is because the tooth pulp has become infected or damaged. It cannot heal on its own or be repaired with a filling or crown alone. This infection needs to be removed with root canal therapy in order to save the tooth and avoid an extraction.
  2. Root canals are not painful. Perhaps the most common misconception about root canals is that they are very painful. This is simply not true. Instead, a root canal is no more uncomfortable than getting a dental filling. With today’s modern dental technique and sedation dentistry options, patients can remain relaxed and pain-free during the entire procedure.
  3. A root canal can bring you out of pain.  An infected tooth can be a source of significant sensitivity and pain. This is because the area of infection is at the site where your tooth nerves reside. A root canal not only eradicates the bacteria inside your tooth, but it also removes the infected tooth pulp so that your toothache is instantly relieved.
  4. Root canals are a long-term solution. A root canal not only provides immediate pain relief, but it is designed to be a long-lasting restoration for the affected tooth. Root canals preserve the tooth indefinitely, especially when a crown is subsequently used to restore the tooth’s strength and function.
  5. Root canals are safe. There is an old myth that tried to claim that root canals cause illness. Rest assured that root canals are effective and very safe, and this myth was based on poor research in the 1920s.

If you need to have a root canal, don’t fret or fear. Gainesville Dental Group that has everything you need to feel comfortable, safe and confident in this important restorative treatment. We deliver root canal therapy with flawless precision and remarkable results.


The Gainesville Dental Group
1026 Thompson Bridge Road
Gainesville, GA 30501
(770) 297-0401
Monday & Tuesday 8:30 AM – 7:00 PM
Wednesday & Thursday 8:30 AM – 5:00 PM
Friday 8:30 AM – 2:00 PM

Posted on behalf of Gainesville Dental Group

Our Patient Reviews

Bev M.

Very happy with the staff at Gainesville Dental Group. The doctors are caring and experienced. I never am left in the waiting room. The hygienist always ask thorough questions and report to the doctor before the exam, saving me from having to repeat everything. Highly recommend.

Dennis C.

I came to Gainesville Dental Group with a crown that was in bad shape and painful. Dr. Vetter was very knowledgeable about what needed to be done and went to great lengths to ensure the treatment to resolve the problem was in my best interest. He and assistant Sarah Riley were very professional yet personable. They worked together seamlessly in a manner that put me at ease and were very focused on fixing the tooth. Any physical discomfort was minimal and both Dr. Vetter and Sarah were encouraging and positive. A very good experience.

Sarah R.

I come to Gainesville Dental Group for my routine cleanings and absolutely love it! It’s very clean and I love how up to date they are with digital X-rays and photos of the teeth. I had to have a filling and they were able to point out on the screen where my cavity was on the X-ray. It’s much easier getting the work done when you have an understanding of what the doctor is doing! Dr. Vetter did my filling and the whole procedure was pain free! I can’t say enough good things about this group!

Linda H.

Dr. Gannon and Hannah were great. They talked me thru my procedure and made sure I was comfortable and pain free. The office was friendly and pleasant. My hubby and son have used them and liked them. I've found a new dentist! Thank You GDG.

Candace C.

Since I started my orthodontic treatment fifteen months ago, the staff at Gainesville Dental Group have been exceptional. Dr. Vetter is so kind and energetic and Kim puts you at ease while she works miracles! I am thrilled at my results and that they worked within my timeframe. I gladly recommend The Gainesville Dental Group for a personalized experience. Thank you!

Kayla B.

The whole office staff is amazing! Super friendly and helpful. Dr. Gannon has always been very nice and does great work! My husband sees Dr. Vetter and has only good things to say as well. I highly recommend this office!

Lorrie M.

This is by far the best dental group I have been to in a long time. The staff is wonderful and caring. From the front office to the Dentists are a class act. Very kind and explain step by step. High quality work. Don't plan on going anywhere else. My husband has had the same experience. Do yourself a favor and check them out. Tell them Lorrie sent you

Bruce Y.

Great dental visit! Went in for annual cleaning and x-rays. Donna did an awesome job and pointed out a potential issue which she brought up to the doctor who concurred. It was an excellent visit. Thank you to the "team" @ Gainesville Dental Group.

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Contact Us

1026 Thompson Bridge Road
Gainesville GA, 30501

Tel: (770) 297-0401

Opening Hours

Monday 8:00 AM - 5:00 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 - 3:00 PM

Our office is open for normal business hours and we are following all ADA/CDC guidelines to ensure staff and patient safety.