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Do I Really Have to Get That Root Canal? Carrollton, GA
Dental Procedure Carrollton GA

Has your dentist told you that you need a root canal? We realize this is not what you wanted to hear. The term root canal creates panic and dread in a large majority of the population. Unfortunately, this means that most patients are highly misinformed. Root canals, though a bit lengthier than your average treatment, are no more painful that getting a dental filling. With today’s advanced technique, and modern anesthetics, you’ll barely feel a thing during root canal therapy.

The most important facts to understand, however, pertain to why you need the root canal in the first place. A root canal is recommended when decay or infection has penetrated the inner portion of the tooth, which means that the outer enamel layer has weakened and allowed bacteria to enter the soft tissues of your tooth pulp. This pulp center is where your tooth nerves reside. Now you may understand why your infected tooth is causing such extreme pain and sensitivity. At this point, your tooth cannot be successfully restored with a dental filling. However, if it still has enough healthy existing tooth structure, it doesn’t have to be extracted. A root canal procedure removes the damaged tooth pulp, cleans the inner chamber and seals the tooth off for future protection. Put simply, a root canal saves your natural tooth – enough to last a lifetime.

While we’ve given you solids reasons NOT to avoid a root canal, many patients are still tempted to put off this particular dental treatment. However, you should know that if you put off a root canal therapy or neglect the procedure altogether, you’re at risk for the following:

Worsening Pain– root canals are the only way to alleviate the excruciating pain of an infected tooth.

Spreading Infection – not only are your neighboring teeth in danger, but a dental infection can also enter your bloodstream and affect your overall health.

Tooth Loss – whether the tooth falls out on its own or a tooth extraction is warranted, you’ll eventually need to replace the missing tooth with a bridge or implant.

Ready to schedule that root canal? Call Dr. Tejal Kakade today. Not only do we use the most proven and advanced root canal techniques, but our office is set apart by our commitment to comfort. Our patients can enjoy a number of exclusive amenities during their visit, including room darkening eye masks, massage chairs, headphones, blankets, neck pillows and more. Having a relaxing dental appointment is possible at our Carrollton office, even when you are here for a root canal!

Posted on behalf of Tejal A Kakade, DMD, MAGD, PC

516 Newnan St.
Carrollton, GA 30117

Phone: 770-836-5313

FAX: 770-836-5363


Mon-Thurs: 8:00am - 3:00pm

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Tejal A Kakade, DMD, MAGD, PC

4.9 / 5.0

Based on 79 reviews

Quinderious R.

This was absolutely the best experience I have ever had with any dentist. Dr. Tejal is so attentive to the needs of her patients. She cares deeply about the quality of service provided and taking care of you individually. You don't feel like a number. You leave knowing that you received the best care and beautiful smile to go with it.

Robin H.

I have never had a bad experience going to see Dr. Kakade and her amazing, caring staff. They make it super easy to book an appointment, send you helpful reminders via text, and you are in and out in a short amount of time with hardly any wait time. The office is warm and inviting with nice decor and even dentist chairs that massage you! Best of all, the entire staff genuinely care about their patients and want to help them have the best experience possible. They remember you and get to know you. I actually look forward to going!

Larry S.

Dr. Tejal and her wonderful staff do everything humanly possible to make every patient feel welcomed, supported, and cared for with the utmost compassion and professionalism. It feels as though one has been adopted into a family of caretakers and that you are a part of the family. 5 Stars and thumbs up all the way! They are the best! I speak from personal experience.


My family has used Dr. Tejal since she started her practice in Carrollton. She is thorough, detailed, and comprehensive in her approach to dental care. She seems to invest in new technology and modern methods to make routine and extraordinary care as easy for the patient as possible. Candy has been my hygienist for over a decade and does a fantastic job restoring my teeth to tip-top shape. On the rare occasion when Candy was unavailable, the other members of Dr. Tejal's team have been excellent.

Jordan D.

Calm and peaceful office.

Prentice M.

Wonderful office staff, nice environment. Dr. Tejal and staff do a great job of making one feel comfortable and the dental work after local anesthesia want uncomfortable. Few people like going to the dentist, but my experience here has been excellent.

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Tejal A Kakade, DMD, MAGD, PC

516 Newnan St.
Carrollton, GA 30117



Mon-Thurs: 8:00am - 3:00pm