The Dental Center of Granger
12840 SR 23, Granger, IN 46530

Root Canal Therapy in Granger, IN

The old expression, “as much fun as a root canal,” may have been appropriate in the past, but the procedure has advanced by leaps and bounds over the past several decades to become a routine operation performed by our dentists in Granger. With 92 percent of American adults between the ages of 20 to 64 experiencing some kind of cavity as an adult, and almost a quarter of that group has some form of untreated tooth decay. If this decay is allowed to continue unhindered, it could lead to the deterioration of the underlying tissue and the death of the tooth itself, resulting in a root canal which is necessary to restore the health and function of the tooth.

A root canal is usually the last resort after all other dental treatments have been exhausted, including cavity fillings, crowns, and other forms of dental reconstruction. In the past, teeth that had succumbed to tooth decay were simply pulled, but most dentists would rather try to keep a patient’s natural teeth than having to resort to other means. Root canals essentially give a tooth a second chance by removing the decay from the tooth, gums and underlying root, filling the tooth and sealing and capping the outside.

Of course, root canals are invasive procedures, so dentists will have to examine a range of symptoms to determine whether the operation will proceed. Typically, dental professionals look for prolonged tooth aches and pain, darkening or discoloration, increased sensitivity to hot and cold substances, as well as tenderness when chewing or when the tooth is touched. These could be telltale signs that the underlying nerve is damaged, which will require a root canal to rectify the problem.

Additionally, while some patients may opt for the procedure to be performed by an endodontist, our dentists in Granger are more than viable options who can complete the operation quickly with optimal recovery times. After the root canal is performed, most patients can get back on their feet after only a day or two, and can control the pain with conventional medications like ibuprofen, or a mild painkiller in some situations. As one of the key operations used to fight tooth decay and prevent permanent damage to teeth, root canals are an invaluable procedure that dentists use to help patients keep their natural teeth for as long as possible and put chronic tooth pain in the past.

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Patient Reviews
Everyone was very nice and welcoming. They made my three year old daughters first visit to the dentist very smooth. She is actually excited to come back. :)
Lily C.
Julia was the best hygienist I’ve ever had in my life. She’s very informative, friendly, and dedicated to ensuring patients have better hygiene tactics. It was truly a great experience. Lastly my […]
Tyler E.
Professionalism.
Anthony K.
Friendly place very competent staff
Harvey J.
Nice, clean office, friendly staff
Marci H.
Everyone is so kind, caring and friendly!
Courtney H.
The staff is unfailingly polite and helpful. Also, I would like to single out Julie, my hygienist. A genuinely nice person; I’m always relaxed when she’s working on me.
David L.
Your team is wonderful with Dr. Cochran, Amber, Stacy, Melody and everyone to make a great experience!
Jeff M.
Very friendly staff and I love how things were explained to me in a way I could understand.
Belinda S.
I always have good service and it is very easy to make an appointment. There is always just a short wait and they are very efficient!
Emily S.
My hygienist was very sweet and helpful! She was very thorough and answered all of my questions and made my appointment quick and easy.
Jenae L.
I only come for check ups and I enjoy talking with the dental assistant.
Callan O.
The dental assistant really cares about your dental health. She is excellent.
Kathy P.
Very friendly staff-candy the dental technician is just super
Benjamin W.
Everyone was so nice especially my Hygienist.
Steven S.
Every thing went smoothly and (my teeth) had improved from the last time I was there. Can’t ask for more…..
Frances W.
Knowledge of the employees and their kindness and consideration.
Gayle G.
The staff has always been curteous and professional. Also they explain everything so you have no surprises.
Duane B.
Katie did an amazing job! Dr. Douglas is the reason I stay. He’s awesome!
Trisha S.
Katie, my hygienist, was not only positive and pleasant in every interaction, but was also extremely informative regarding my dental health and well-being. I look forward to coming back and […]
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Tue. – 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Wed. – 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Thu. – 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Fri. – 8:00 AM - 2:00 PM
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Phone: (574) 807-0438
Fax: (574) 271-5089
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  • Tuesday 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
  • Wednesday 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
  • Thursday 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
  • Friday 8:00 AM - 2:00 PM
  • Saturday Closed
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