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
Every thing went smoothly and (my teeth) had improved from the last time I was there. Can’t ask for more…..
Frances W.
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.
Very friendly staff. Efficient. Clean
Jill K.
Your team is wonderful with Dr. Cochran, Amber, Stacy, Melody and everyone to make a great experience!
Jeff M.
Everyone is so kind, caring and friendly!
Courtney H.
Dental assistant Kelsie did a great job.
Andrew C.
Everyone was so nice especially my Hygienist.
Steven S.
Amazing service, and hospitality. Great bedside assistants.
Megan R.
Always satisfied with the service experience. Very professional and friendly hygienist and dentist.
Joseph O.
Great customer service and friendly staff.
Brian P.
EVERYONE was friendly and so kind. They made my family and I feel special and like we have been going there forever not just for the first time.
Lisa L.
Friendly and they know what they are doing
Dennis B.
Well priced and great service,I have been going to a local place in town and he was almost three times the price. You guys were very well priced and Dr. C was great….
Rick H.
Got me in the next day and replaced a filling that was broken.
Annette M.
Katie did an amazing job! Dr. Douglas is the reason I stay. He’s awesome!
Trisha S.
Professional and personal. Facility is top notch.
Chad R.
I only come for check ups and I enjoy talking with the dental assistant.
Callan O.
So happy to have Dr Cochran back. He is always so caring about his patients.
Barbara W.
Staff was very knowledgeable and kind!
April S.
Nice, clean office, friendly staff
Marci H.
Office Hours
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
Sat. – Closed
Sun. – Closed
Phone: (574) 807-0438
Fax: (574) 271-5089
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  • Monday 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
  • 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
  • Sunday Closed
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