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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Friendly and they know what they are doing
Dennis B.
Very friendly staff. Efficient. Clean
Jill K.
I feel like they take their time and really inspect far more than any place I previously had went to
Leslie B.
I was very pleased with the professional treatment and teaching in my office visit.
John R.
Everyone was so nice especially my Hygienist.
Steven S.
The technician, Julie, did a really good job cleaning my teeth and taking a few x-rays. The dentist, Dr. Cochran, was very pleasant and reassuring. Good job all around. Thanks.
Nellie T.
Quality of care. Reasonable charges.
John P.
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.
Every thing went smoothly and (my teeth) had improved from the last time I was there. Can’t ask for more…..
Frances W.
Location, staff is nice and dentist is thorough.
Linda H.
Friendly place very competent staff
Harvey J.
Nice, clean office, friendly staff
Marci H.
The hygenist (Katie) was excellent
Ronald K.
My family and I just recently moved to this area. We were pleasantly surprised to find such a wonderful and caring staff. EVERYONE from the receptionist to the dentist to everyone in between were […]
Lisa C.
The hygienist, Julie is very nice and made me feel very comfortable.
Karen K.
The staff has always been curteous and professional. Also they explain everything so you have no surprises.
Duane B.
Dr listened to my ideas and concerns before looking at my teeth. He inspired confidence right away. No one has done that before
Ruth H.
Excellent staff with personality plus.
Donald H.
So great with food allergies and anxious kiddos. My kid wasn’t nervous at all this time.
Collin L.
every is always very friendly and they do a great job. I enjoy my experience when I am there.
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Mon. – 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
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
Phone: (574) 807-0438
Fax: (574) 271-5089
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  • Wednesday 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
  • Thursday 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
  • Friday 8:00 AM - 2:00 PM
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