Root Canal Treatment in
Johns Creek

The root canal is the hollow space in the center of the tooth containing the pulpy nerve tissue that provides the tooth with a sensory function – which is the ability to feel hot and cold. There can be up to four root canals in a human tooth.

When the root pulp is damaged from cavities, decay or fractures, pain is usually the result due to the increase in blood flow and cellular activity of the tooth. Bacteria can enter and multiply in the tooth causing the pulp to die. If the tooth is not treated, the pain will get worse, and infection can spread, possibly resulting in an abscess.

Root canal therapy involves removing the decayed pulp and cleaning out the canal. Dr. Walls will reshape the canal and insert medication to kill bacteria if necessary. Once the dentist has determined that all infection has been cleared, Dr. Walls will fill the root canal with gutta-percha which is a rubber-like material. The tooth is then permanently sealed with porcelain or a permanent crown. Complete root canal therapy can take between one to three sessions depending upon the condition of the tooth.

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Elizabeth F.

I LOVE Dr. Walls and my technician, they’re like family and they take time to know their patients on a personal level. I go twice a year and every time they never fail to ask me about what’s new in my life and reference our last conversation from 6 months prior. My friends look at me crazy when I tell them that I would rather go to the dentist and see Dr. Walls every day for the rest of my life than go to other appointments (i.e. optometrist, doctors, etc).

Jane J.

Everything thing runs smoothly at this office .Dr. Walls is a great dentist and his staff is amazing. It's a very friendly atmosphere.

Simone F.

Dr. Walls is the most compassionate and competent Dentist I've had in over 30 years. When is the last time you had a dentist that made you feel comfortable? Answer rarely, if never. Well, Dr. Walls is AWESOME! He only tops it with his staff that also make you feel like family from the moment you walk in the office. You are a blessing Dr. Walls and staff.
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Dr. Shawn A. Walls has been helping families in the Atlanta area since 1989!

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