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Root Canals Gainesville, GA
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Root canals are often one of the most dreaded dental procedures, yet they need not be. The permanent teeth are meant to remain in the mouth from the time they erupt until the time that life ends. Yet, this does not mean that the permanent teeth are invincible to becoming damaged during this time. The teeth are living features within the mouth, and they can suffer from decay, infection, and trauma just like the rest of the body. If the teeth suffer damage, they require treatment. Root canals are performed on damaged teeth in order to save the teeth so that they remain in the mouth.

The loss of even a single tooth causes serious repercussions to result – none of which have any positive effect. Therefore, saving a tooth is the most beneficial method of restoring the health of the entire mouth. Many people mistakenly associate pain with a root canal procedure. However, what dentists everywhere want you to understand is that it is the infected or damaged tooth that is painful; root canals are specifically done to alleviate your pain and restore the health of your tooth. If an infected or damaged tooth is allowed to fester without needed treatment, the pain will become insufferable and the damage too great to save the tooth.

Root canals are done under anesthesia so that patients do not experience any pain or discomfort during the procedure. A root canal involves a series of steps:

  1. The tooth is opened, usually from the top.
  2. The inside of the tooth is cleaned in order to remove all infection or decay.
  3. The tooth is then treated with antibiotics.
  4. Finally, the tooth is sealed with a complete filling in order to seal out further damage.

At Gainesville Dental Group, we want our patients to feel as comfortable as possible during any type of dental procedure. We will meet your comfort needs so that you can receive the treatment that you require.

The entire staff at Gainesville Dental Group is committed to the highest standard in dental service with an emphasis on patient comfort and care. We will work with you to ensure that you achieve and maintain optimal oral health. Remember, root canals are not painful – they are done to relieve your pain and restore your oral health.

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

426 Spring St SE
Gainesville GA, 30501

Tel: (770) 297-0401

Opening Hours

Monday 8:00 AM - 4:30 PM
Tuesday 8:00 AM - 4:30 PM
Wednesday 8:00 AM - 4:30 PM
Thursday 8:00 AM - 4:30 PM
Friday 8:00 AM - 1:00 PM

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