Root Canal Therapy /Smyrna GA


Thank you for your interest in Apex Endodontics, P.C. and investing in your oral health. We are located just 15 minutes outside of downtown Atlanta in the beautiful city of Smryna/Vinings.

Dr. Rico Short is a specialist member of the American Association of Endodontists and a Diplomate of The American Board of Endodontists. We look forward to being of service to you. Our expert team, led by nationally known and respected board certified root canal specialist   Dr. Rico Short, includes an experienced endodontic staff. We provide the highest standard of professional care in a friendly, comfortable environment.


By referring you to our office, your dentist has shown their concern that you receive the finest endodontic care possible. Our goal is to provide unsurpassed quality in a compassionate environment of professionalism and clinical excellence. We plan to exceed your expectations.

We hope that the information provided here answers many of your questions about endodontic treatment. If you would like additional information, please don’t hesitate to contact us at Smyrna Office Phone Number 678-503-0790 or watch the presentation below.



Endodontic Presentation

To provide you with a better understanding of endodontic procedures, we have provided the following multimedia presentation. Many common questions pertaining to root canal therapy are discussed.

Root Canal Treatment / Smyrna GA

A root canal is one of the most common dental procedures with well over 14 million performed every year. This complex yet simple treatment in the hands of Dr. Short can be performed virtually pain free with advanced technology and newer types of local anesthetics. In most instances the entire procedure can be performed within an hour.

A root canal can save your natural teeth and prevent the need for more costly dental implants or bridges. For more information on root canal treatment at our Smyrna GA endodontic office, please visit our root canal page.

Dr. Short has published several articles on root canal therapy and has made the cover of the nation’s largest clinical magazine for dentist called Dentistry Today twice. He has also been on television and radio educating the public on optimum oral health.

Dr. Short is also a self published author. His book is entitled “Getting to the ROOT Of Your Problem: 365 Days of Inspirational Thinking.” There are life nuggets and words of encouragement available in this spiritually captivating book.  It is available on Amazon, Barnes and Noble bookstores, and i-tunes bookstore.

Click the links below for more information on how to obtain your own copy of his book and/or his articles on root canal therapy.