Welcome to Endodontic Excellence of Atlanta
Atlanta's Trusted Root Canal Specialist
Now Accepting New Patients. No Referral Necessary!
Led by Dr. Megan King, our state-of-the-art approach and compassionate team make saving your tooth easier and more comfortable than you ever imagined.
When you’re in pain or at risk of losing a tooth, the right endodontist will make all the difference in the world. We look forward to taking care of you.
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Gentle Wave: The Modern Approach to Root Canals
Dr. King is one of few Atlanta endodontists to utilize the GentleWave System for root canal therapy. This advanced technology allows us to provide optimal cleaning and disinfection of the root canal system, preserve more tooth structure, and promote early healing.
The benefits to you are incredible!
- Superior disinfection
- Higher success rate
- Faster procedure
Meet Your Endodontist – Dr. Megan King
Named one of Atlanta’s Top Dentists in 2019 and 2020, Dr. King is proud to offer you high quality, stress-free, and safe root canal treatments. Dr. King attended The Dental College of Georgia at Augusta University and pursued her endodontic training at Virginia Commonwealth University. Having earned a Master of Science in Dentistry as well as an Endodontic Certificate, she is equipped with the latest education, training, and technology to provide the highest quality care. Most importantly, she will ensure you understand the treatment you need and why, helping you feel relaxed and confident.
What is an endodontist? A specialist in saving teeth.
An endodontist is a dental specialist who has continued their education specifically in Endodontics. This means that root canal related treatments are what we do all day, every day. Dr. King specializes in all aspects of Endodontics, including conventional root canal therapy, root canal retreatments, cracked teeth, traumatic injuries, endodontic surgery, and diagnosing oral and facial pain. Dr. King implements the surgical microscope, CBCT (3D imaging technology), and other specialty tools to visualize details of the interior or exterior of your tooth. This allows your tooth to be treated with the greatest precision and thoroughness possible.
Why Do You Need an Endodontist?
Beneath the hard outer surface of a tooth lies a soft tissue called the pulp. The pulp contains blood vessels, nerves and connective tissue. It extends from the center of the tooth and runs through a tunnel system (called “canals”) to the end of the roots. If the pulp becomes inflamed or infected, you may experience pain and swelling. It’s important to address the infection before it worsens. Endodontic treatment can eliminate any uncomfortable symptoms you may be experiencing and save your tooth.
Dr. King will conduct a thorough evaluation of your tooth and mouth to create a customized treatment plan for you that provides the most superior outcome. There’s no one-size-fits-all approach. We do what’s best for you.
Root Canal Treatment
Endodontic treatment, also known as root canal treatment, may be necessary if you’re experiencing discomfort or if your tooth is suffering from inflammation or an infection. The goal of our treatment is to eliminate infection, achieve patient comfort, and save your tooth.
The goal of root canal treatment is to save your tooth for a lifetime. However, as with any medical procedure, the tooth may not heal as expected, leading to pain and infection again. Endodontic retreatment is one possible option to address a secondary infection and resolve pain. CBCT (3D imaging technology) technology and a detailed consultation will allow Dr. King to figure out why your original treatment did not work and help us understand how to achieve a favorable outcome.
Sometimes a non-surgical procedure alone cannot save your tooth. In this case, Dr. King may recommend surgery. Endodontic surgery has many benefits, and allows Dr. King to address a persistent infection by removing the end of a tooth root or even a cracked root. Endodontic surgery can also provide access to damaged root surfaces and allow biopsy of the root infection.
When to See an Endodontist: Learn the Signs
Chronic or intermittent tooth pain
Pimples or swelling on the gums
Abnormal sensitivity to hot or cold temperatures
A cracked tooth
Proper diagnosis is key to determining the best treatment. We'll help you understand whether or not root canal treatment is right for you.
No Referral Necessary!
Your general dentist is often the first person to recommend that you need a root canal. We’re proud to be highly referred to by dentists throughout the greater Atlanta area, but a dentist referral is not necessary to make an appointment. If you notice any of the signs above or believe you might need endodontic treatment, please reach out to us right away. Here’s how you can get started:
1) Schedule an Appointment
2) Complete New Patient Forms
3) Stop Pain & Save Your Tooth