Drs. Grant and Conger
602 Main Street, Dalton, GA 30720

Root Canal Therapy in Dalton, GA

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 Dalton. 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 Dalton 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
All of the staff is very friendly. I love Dr. Grant he is the best. Offering Dentrite is also a big reasonI, When I retired, I lost dental insurance when I left my job. My hygienist mentioned […]
Barbara J.
Dr. Grant/Conger has served my family for over 20 years.
Kimberly O.
The staff is always so caring and concerned about how I’m doing during any of my dental work. Everyone there goes above and beyond to create a wonderful atmosphere! I wouldn’t want to go […]
Lauren F.
I was not given any post op instruction by the assistant. Just a paper but would have liked verbal instruction.
Brandi B.
Everyone is kind and respectful! I also love that they are time efficient.
Kayla C.
Always receive great service at this dentist. Friendly and helpful staff!
Rosanna P.
The staff was very friendly, as always. My wait time was kept to a minimum.
Melanie H.
Dr. Rausch is great and his dental assistant was super sweet. They both catered to my needs during my filling, including caring if I was in pain or not.
Sabrina S.
Everyone was friendly and showed interest that we were taken care of with least amount of pain possible. Best trip to a dentist ever!
Cody H.
I felt very comfortable, the dentist/assistant answered all my questions and concerns
Erika K.
I am terrified of dentist but everyone here was great. Dr. Rausch was very gentle and understanding.
Rhonda S.
Very helpful and friendly staff
Allison C.
Got an appointment to see the dentist the next day which is great and everyone treated me well.
Ricardo B.
I have been a patient at Dr. Grant’s since 1976 and have always had great work on my teeth there and Dr. Grant and staff are wonderful and friendly always to me and my family who also are […]
Peggy C.
Great staff and service. We have been coming here for over 30 years. Thanks for taking care of us over the years!
Mary S.
Excellent and speedy service. Not terms usually equated to any medical office visit, but the hygienists are quick at assessing and the dentists are quick at treating.
Casey B.
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English K.
I feel everyone treats you so friendly and does a great and professional job.
Holly A.
From the receptionist, to cashier, to hygienist, and to the dentist, I always feel very welcomed in this office.
Daisy V.
Office staff, assistants, and Dr. Rausch are all courteous and take time out of their day to check on patients.
Brittany R.
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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
Sat. – Closed
Sun. – Closed
Phone: (706) 847-4165
Fax: (706) 278-7279
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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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