Root Canal Therapy in Smyrna and East Point, GA

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Restoring Smiles with Gentle, Expert Care

At JLM Dental Studio in Georgia, we understand that a root canal procedure can seem intimidating. Under the expert care of Dr. Jarrett Manning and her compassionate team, we aim to provide effective root canal therapy in a gentle, patient-centered environment. With advanced techniques and a focus on education and aftercare, we help patients restore their smiles with ease.

What is Root Canal Therapy?

A root canal is a treatment used to repair and save badly damaged or infected teeth instead of removing them. Dr. Jarrett Manning will clean out the pulp chamber and root canals before sealing them with a rubber-like material called gutta-percha.

The dental pulp contains nerves, blood vessels, and connective tissue. It lies within the tooth and extends from the crown down through the roots. If this area becomes infected due to deep decay, cracks, faulty dental crowns, or injury, you may need a root canal to remove the pulp and save the tooth.

Who Needs Root Canal Therapy?

At JLM Dental Studio in Georgia, Dr. Jarrett Manning may recommend a root canal if you experience:

  • Severe tooth pain when eating or drinking something hot or cold
  • Prolonged sensitivity to hot or cold foods and drinks
  • Discoloration of the tooth
  • Swelling or tenderness in the gums near the infected tooth
  • A chipped or cracked tooth down to the pulp
  • An abscess (infection) on the gums near the tooth’s root

Seeking prompt care is essential to stop the infection from spreading. Dr. Manning will examine the tooth, take X-rays if needed, and discuss root canal therapy if appropriate. Catching issues early makes treatment easier and more effective.

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Root Canal Therapy: Enjoy the Benefits

Undergoing root canal therapy can provide various benefits for your smile and oral health that other treatments can’t beat. Along with restoring your severely infected tooth, other advantages you can enjoy when it comes to a root canal include the following:

  • No need to undergo a tooth extraction
  • It can take a couple of appointments
  • Disinfect and strengthen your affected tooth
  • Quick and relatively pain-free

The Root Canal Process

Our gentle, caring team will make sure you feel comfortable throughout the procedure. Here is what you can expect:

Numbing and Access

Dr. Jarrett Manning will numb the area so you do not feel any discomfort. She will then make an opening through the top of the tooth to reach the pulp chamber and root canals.

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Pulp Removal

Next, Dr. Manning will use tiny instruments to clean out infected material from the pulp chamber and root canals. She will rinse thoroughly to remove bacteria and debris.

Disinfection and Shaping

The canals are shaped with precision files to allow for proper sealing. Irrigation helps further eliminate infection while disinfecting the area.

Filling and Sealing

Once fully cleaned, dried, and disinfected, the open spaces are filled and sealed with gutta-percha. A temporary dental filling goes on top.


In a follow-up appointment, Dr. Manning places a permanent crown or filling to restore full function and aesthetics. The tooth can then serve you well for many years to come.

Root Canal Aftercare

  • Be gentle with the area while you heal
  • Take any prescribed antibiotics until they are gone
  • Rinse with warm salt water to reduce swelling and keep the area clean
  • Avoid chewing, biting, or touching the tooth until it is fully restored
  • Return promptly for your restoration appointment for protection and function

With proper aftercare, your tooth can function naturally again, often for many decades. Contact our Georgia office if you experience increasing pain or swelling.

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