Root Canals

Have you ever met someone who looks forward to having a root canal? Most people don’t, but at George Family Dentistry, we’re able to perform stress-free root canals because our team of skilled professionals goes out of their way to put your comfort first. Our patients really appreciate the fact that they know they can come to us for efficient, comfortable root canal treatment.

A root canal infection can cause very intense pain, and having root canal treatment is the only way to relieve it. The fact is that the root canal procedure doesn’t cause pain – it removes its source (infection) and the pain that comes along with it.

Why Do I Need a Root Canal?

If you’ve ever had a root canal infection, you know that it can be a very painful experience. The intense discomfort you feel is a sign that something serious is going on inside your tooth that needs to be taken care of immediately.

Inside your tooth is a space that contains material that keeps your tooth alive. If the tooth is damaged by trauma or decay, an infection may develop, and we’ll need to perform a root canal.

If the infection isn’t treated quickly, the pain will continue to worsen, and you may end up losing the tooth.

What Happens During a Root Canal?

During a root canal procedure, Dr. George uses specially designed instruments to carefully remove all signs of infection. Next, he’ll cleanse and seal the tooth. In most cases, we recommend a dental crown following root canal treatment to strengthen the tooth and protect it from further damage.

Most root canals we perform are straightforward. But we always want to make sure you receive the most appropriate care, so we may refer you to a specialist to make sure your needs are being properly met. If this is the case, we’ll recommend an endodontist, who specializes in performing root canals.

Comfortable, Stress-Free Care

We know that a procedure like a root canal can create stress for many people. Our team will go out of their way to make sure you feel completely comfortable during treatment, and we have solutions that make your treatment easy and stress-free. If you experience anxiety, we can talk to you about our comfortable sedation options. Our goal is to support you in every way we can so you can get the treatment you need.

Please Call Us to Arrange an Appointment

Using updated root canal treatment techniques, we can perform efficient root canals that reduce the amount of time you need to spend in the dental chair. You can feel confident when you entrust your oral health care to our experienced team!

Please give our Portland, IN dental office a call if you suspect you need a root canal. If you’re already in pain, call right away. We’ll get you in as quickly as possible, usually the same day.