Root Canal Therapy | Fishers Indiana

What is a root canal?

A root canal is one of the most common dental procedures performed, well over 14 million every year. This simple treatment can save your natural teeth and prevent the need for dental implants or bridges.

At the center of your tooth is pulp. Pulp is a collection of blood vessels and nerves that helps to build the surrounding tooth. Infection of the pulp can be caused by trauma to the tooth, deep decay, cracks and chips, or repeated dental procedures. Symptoms of the infection can be identified as visible injury or swelling of the tooth, sensitivity to temperature, or pain in the tooth and gums.


Are You Seeking Relief from a Painful or Sensitive Tooth?

Pain in your tooth or gums may be a symptom of infected pulp. Drs. Moretton and Vail can perform a Root Canal to treat the infected pulp, relieve pain, and save your natural teeth!

Call us: 317.570.9000

How is a root canal performed?

If you experience any of these symptoms, your dentist will most likely recommend non-surgical treatment to eliminate the diseased pulp. This injured pulp is removed and the root canal system is thoroughly cleaned and sealed. Root canal therapy usually involves local anesthesia and may be completed in one or more visits depending on the treatment required. Success for this type of treatment occurs in about 90% of cases.

If your tooth is not amenable to endodontic treatment or the chance of success is unfavorable, you will be informed at the time of consultation or when a complication becomes evident during or after treatment. We use local anesthesia to eliminate discomfort. In addition, we will provide nitrous oxide analgesia if indicated. You will be able to drive home after your treatment, and you probably will be comfortable returning to your normal routine.

What happens after root canal treatment?

Root canal treatment can relieve pain by removing damaged tissues from teeth

When your root canal therapy has been completed, a record of your treatment will be sent to your restorative dentist. You should contact their office for a follow-up restoration within a few weeks of completion at our office. Your restorative dentist will decide on what type of restoration is necessary to protect your tooth.

It is rare for endodontic patients to experience complications after routine endodontic treatment or microsurgery. If a problem does occur, however, we are available at all times to respond. To prevent further decay, continue to practice good dental hygiene.

How much will a root canal cost?

The cost associated with the root canal procedure can vary depending on factors such as the severity of damage to the affected tooth and which tooth is affected. In general, endodontic treatment is much less expensive than tooth removal and replacement with an artificial tooth.

Endodontic Presentation

To provide you with a better understanding of endodontic therapy, we have provided the following multimedia presentation. Many common questions pertaining to root canals are discussed.

Endodontic Presentation


Endodontic Specialists

5 out of 5 stars based on 330 Root Canal reviews.

Patient Review by Cathy B

Everyone I was in contact with was courteous, professional and efficient. Overall pleasant experience.

- Cathy B

5 out of 5 stars on

Patient Review by Megan A

Friendly and informative. The front desk is helpful and knowledgeable as well.

- Megan A

5 out of 5 stars on

Patient Review by Zechariah K

The overall process and procedures went incredibly smooth, and just as explained up front. In my case, I left with very little pain after the first root canal and almost no discomfort after the second follow-up. The doctor and his staff were very knowledgeable, quick, efficient, and precise.

- Zechariah K

5 out of 5 stars on

Patient Review by Mike C

Well organized and planned patient experience.

- Mike C

5 out of 5 stars on

Patient Review by Leslee T

Couldn't have asked for a better experience. The entire staff along with Dr. Morreton were fantastic. I highly recommend them.

- Leslee T

5 out of 5 stars on

Patient Review by Gary P

I would return to this facility. Great place.

- Gary P

5 out of 5 stars on

Patient Review by Chris B

Excellent service and made the whole process easy and relaxing

- Chris B

5 out of 5 stars on

Patient Review by Scott B

Great job!!

- Scott B

5 out of 5 stars on

Patient Review by Janet B

Everyone was friendly. I felt very comfortable.

- Janet B

5 out of 5 stars on

Patient Review by Leslee T

Dr. Moretton and his staff are fabulous! They are all very professional, kind and caring.

- Leslee T

5 out of 5 stars on

Patient Review by Carla V

Good experience. Made sure I was as comfortable as possible during the procedure.

- Carla V

5 out of 5 stars on

Patient Review by Tyler S

Amazing place

- Tyler S

5 out of 5 stars on

Patient Review by Rachel R

Thank you for getting me in so quickly - everyone was so kind and friendly. I appreciate the call the next day.

- Rachel R

5 out of 5 stars on

Patient Review by Tracy L

The best experience I’ve ever had for a root canal. Absolutely no pain during the procedure. The post op follow up call and preparation was fantastic.

- Tracy L

5 out of 5 stars on

Patient Review by Cathy W

I had an infected tooth and was in a lot of pain. The office was able to fit me in quickly and treat the infection before doing the root canal. Everyone was very kind and went above and beyond to make sure I was comfortable.

- Cathy W

5 out of 5 stars on

Patient Review by Steve E

As pleasant an experience as it could have been considering what was done.

- Steve E

5 out of 5 stars on

Patient Review by Kim S

Front desk staff is outstanding ! And the staff and dr is amazing. Always easy to work with and I appreciate it.

- Kim S

5 out of 5 stars on

Patient Review by Jason D

Everyone was polite, professional, and caring. My root canal was over before I knew it. Thank you for taking care of me.

- Jason D

5 out of 5 stars on

Patient Review by Mitch A

Very friendly and awesome crew 10/10

- Mitch A

5 out of 5 stars on

Patient Review by Cynthia A

Very pleasant and professional environment with a diverse staff.

- Cynthia A

5 out of 5 stars on