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Elite Dental Care is proud to announce our new Ripley Office 1800 U.S. 51 S, Ripley, TN 38063 is now open!

To schedule an appointment please call (731) 635-5000

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Root Canal Therapy in Germantown, TN

If you have serious tooth pain and are sensitive to hot or cold temperatures, your tooth may be infected. 

A root canal treatment from Elite Dental Care in Germantown, TN, can relieve the pain and eliminate the infection. 

Our dentists use gentle techniques and the latest technology to perform virtually painless root canal procedures.

Save Your Tooth With Root Canal Treatment

Root canals are the inner chambers of a tooth that extend from the crown down to the roots. They contain the tooth pulp, which consists of blood vessels, nerves, and other tissue. A root canal infection occurs when a cavity or decay allows bacteria to enter the pulp and the pulp becomes infected. 

If left untreated, the bacteria can cause an abscess and compromise the tooth. Eventually, the infection can spread to the nerves, bones, the tissue surrounding the tooth, and even the bloodstream. 

While regular brushing and flossing can help prevent your teeth from experiencing cavities, decay, and a buildup of bacteria, patients may still experience infection in the pulp of their tooth. Root canal treatment can remove the compromised pulp and save your tooth.  

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Root Canal Infection Symptoms

If you are experiencing any of the following symptoms, you may need a root canal treatment. 

  • Toothache
  • Sensitivity to heat and cold
  • A consistent bad taste in your mouth
  • Chronic bad breath
  • Swollen gums
  • Discoloration in a tooth

If you had any of these symptoms but no longer feel any pain, treatment is still necessary. 

When you no longer feel pain in a tooth, it may mean the nerves of that tooth have died. The infection in your tooth is still present and will spread to other parts of your mouth and body. 

Root canal treatment from Elite Dental Care in Germantown, TN, will save your tooth and preserve your health.

If You Have Tooth Pain Contact Our Germantown, TN, Dental Office Now

Some people avoid root canal therapy because they believe the myth that root canal procedures are painful. Patients tell us they're surprised at how they experience little to no pain during their visit to our Germantown dental practice. If you suffer from dental anxiety or have trouble remaining still, talk to our dentists about our sedation options. Sedation can help you feel more relaxed in the dental chair, and help ensure your comfort during treatment. 

Dr. Mike Farrar, Dr. Kenny Groshart, and Dr. Savanmnah Hughes are committed to using conservative root canal techniques that preserve your tooth and minimize your discomfort. Don't wait until the infected pulp forms an abscess; contact us online or call:

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Top-Rated Reviews  Of Our Germantown, TN, Office 

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Sharon Malone

2022

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All good. Dr. Mike is very good at explaining dental questions and problems. Liked everyone in office. 

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Candace Johnson

2022

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I was very pleased with the friendliness of the staff. Angie discussed my financial options and it made me feel at ease.

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A Closer Look at Root Canal Treatment

Do I Need an Endodontist For My Root Canal?

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While endodontists have training focused on root canals, a special visit to an endodontist is not necessary for root canal treatment. Our Germantown, TN, dentists are highly trained and experienced, and can gently remove the compromised pulp in your tooth just like an endodontist.

What to Expect During
Your Root Canal Treatment

If you have dental anxiety or trouble staying still for a period of time, ask our dentists about sedation options.
If you have dental anxiety or trouble staying still for a period of time, ask our dentists about sedation options.

Consultation

If you are experiencing bad breath, tooth pain, or a consistent foul taste, you may need root canal therapy. Your dentists will examine your teeth and take X-rays during a consultation at our Germantown, TN, office to determine if a root canal is necessary. Your dentist will perform your procedure as soon as possible if your X-ray results and oral health indicate you need a root canal. 

Anesthesia and Sedation

Before your dentist addresses your root canal, local anesthesia will be administered to thoroughly numb the area around the infected tooth. Patients who are anxious about a root canal or who have trouble remaining still may choose sedation dentistry at this stage. 

Root Canal

When your tooth is numb, your dentist will remove the pulp from your infected root canals using specialized endodontic tools. Then, the inside of your tooth and root canals will be sterilized. The interior of your tooth will be filled with a rubber-like substance for support. 

Crown

A dental crown is often needed for a tooth after a root canal. Crowns are prosthetics that cover and protect the tooth, lending structural support. While you're waiting for your final crown to be created, your dentist will apply a temporary filling or crown to cover the tooth. The temporary filling or crown will be removed before the permanent dental crown is applied. 

Recovery

After your root canal therapy, you may experience some tenderness in your jaw and around the affected tooth. Over-the-counter medication should help manage the pain while your tooth heals. 

Times When an Extraction Is Necessary

The dentists at Elite Dental Care in Germantown, TN, will always try to preserve your natural tooth as much as possible. No matter how great a prosthetic replacement is, the feel, look, form, and function of a natural tooth are hard to beat. 

However, if a tooth is compromised to the point that it cannot be fixed with treatment, we may recommend an extraction.

Our dentists are trained to place both traditional and dental implant-supported restorations, allowing us to provide treatments that can restore your complete smile after an extraction. However, this will require additional dental appointments and can cost more than root canal treatment alone would have. 

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More Top Reviews Of Our Germantown, TN, Office

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Sharon Malone

2022

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All good. Dr. Mike is very good at explaining dental questions and problems. Liked everyone in office. 

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Candace Johnson

2022

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I was very pleased with the friendliness of the staff. Angie discussed my financial options and it made me feel at ease.

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Elite Dental Care

Each doctor at Elite Dental Care is specially trained in: 

  • Oral conscious sedation
  • Orthodontic treatment
  • Dental implants
  • Cosmetic dentistry

To experience the outstanding level of care we provide to each and every one of our patients, book a consultation today. We invite you to request an appointment online or call one of our five area offices in Jackson, Dyersburg, Germantown, Eads, Trenton, or Ripley, TN.

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Contact us today if you have a question or would like to schedule an appointment. We are here to help!
"I was really impressed! They were super nice, professional and very informative with each step of the process. They have a desire to go above and beyond." Christina

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