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
Great people & service.
Curtis H.
The dental hygienist was really sweet and knowledgeable and she did comfort measures that I’ve never seen before like a blanket to keep warm and sunglasses so I’m not blinded by the lamp. Also […]
Jessica H.
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.
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.
Always great service and professionalism.
Bertha O.
Great staff and dentist. Answers any questions or concerns.
James T.
Dr. Grant is an excellent dentist. Mae Williams, Garlene, and Karen are excellent office staff. They are friendly and act like they want you to receive the best dental care possible. If you have a […]
Kay W.
From the receptionist in the front who received me to the lady who checked my account and insurance before I left. Everyone was very friendly and professional.
Matthew O.
I am terrified of dentist but everyone here was great. Dr. Rausch was very gentle and understanding.
Rhonda S.
Got an appointment to see the dentist the next day which is great and everyone treated me well.
Ricardo B.
I have been going to Dr. Grant for years with my family and always received warm hospitality. The people here do exceptionally well work. The staff is very kind and willing to help you any way they […]
Coty B.
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 anywhere […]
Lauren F.
Great Hospitality and Friendly Service.
Colby R.
I always have a pleasant experience there. Everyone is friendly and caring. Dr. Grant and the other dentists my family has seen there do an excellent job of explaining what we need and taking care of […]
Linda H.
Great service
Glenn S.
I love Dr. Grant and his amazing staff. Of all the doctors I’ve ever been to I prefer my dentist. I can not thank them enough for my smile :)
David M.
Everyone is efficient, caring, competent, and professional. Absolutely the best!
Hugh M.
Got in the same day I made my appointment and that was very helpful to me because I never know when taking off from my job is a good time.
Mac W.
Always receive great service at this dentist. Friendly and helpful staff!
Rosanna P.
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: (706) 847-4165
Fax: (706) 278-7279
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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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