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!

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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

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Patient Review by Kevin J

Dr. Moretton was very informative and discussed the diagnosis and everything involved in the procedure. They asked me more times than I could count if I was comfortable throughout the procedure, and I was. They were very respectful of my time and also followed up with me after the procedure to make sure everything was okay.

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Patient Review by Eric J

I’ve received excellent care for both root canal treatments that you’ve done for me. You’re to be congratulated for what you do and how well you do it!

- Eric J

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Patient Review by Robin w

Everything went very well

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Patient Review by Dawn S

When I first found out I needed a root canal, I was dreading it. It was nothing like I had imagined! The whole staff was so kind, and they took the time to explain the complete procedure and to answer my questions. No surprises! Dr. Vail and the incredible dental assistant were quite a team, maneuvering through the procedure quickly, yet thoroughly. My complete visit lasted about one and a half hours. I was told I might have pain for a couple of days afterwards, but I have had absolutely none! I highly recommend Endodontic Specialists!

- Dawn S

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Patient Review by Thomas W

From the time I walked the office, the front staff was very welcoming. When brought back for treatment, I met Alex (Dental Assistant). She had such a wonderful personality. She was very knowledgeable and efficient. What a great asset to the practice. Then I met Dr. Vail. The way she explained the procedure, and what to expect was very reassuring. I knew right away that I was in good hands. After my treatment was complete, I must say on a scale of 1-10, my experience is rated a 10+. I would highly recommend coming here for any Endodontic treatment. Thank you! Thomas W.

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Patient Review by Joel M

As someone with an extreme (irrational) anxiety when dealing with dental issues, Remy and Dr. Tod were great and didn't just fly through things. They communicated well and were able to make me comfortable in order to provide me treatment. Not only am I happy with my treatment, the pain was eliminated immediately.

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Patient Review by Faith T

My tooth was really bothering me. Then my symptoms changed and vertigo set in. My appointment was still a couple days away but I couldn't take the pain. I called and asked to get in right away. They accommodated my needs by working me in between other patients. I'm very grateful for that.

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Patient Review by Brandi B

10/10 would recommend.

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Patient Review by Cathy V

Great team!

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Patient Review by Becky A

I had to reschedule my root canal due to a migraine. Everyone I dealt with from the appointment scheduler, to the person checking me in, to the assistant, to Dr Vail was amazing! They explained everything and made sure I understood exactly what was happening, what was going to happen, and how long each step would take. I was thoroughly impressed! They have the most amazing gadgets and gizmos to make the root canal the least painful and most effective! I have had so many procedures where they have to stop and add more anesthesia midway because of pain. These folks have ways to determine up front if they need additional juice instead of finding out after I’m in extreme pain!! Dr Vail even asked the assistant (sorry I can’t remember her name) to give me some ibuprofen when we finished to help my tmj pain before it started! Who does that?! They called the next day to check on me. I am highly impressed with my experience with this office! I’ve had a root canal before but it was not even close to this. Highly recommend!! Thank you so much for taking such great care of me!!

- Becky A

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Patient Review by Patti B

A much better experience than a previous root canal with another dentist.

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Patient Review by Kathy W

Dr. Vail was my doctor today & April was my assistant. Both were very compassionate and professional. I was nervous, very anxious the whole nine yards. I feel GREAT now. No pain! My tooth is happy and quiet. i'll be back -- I clench horribly and have cracked my teeth. **WEAR YOUR MOUTH GUARD!! The front desk girls were VERY kind also -- cannot leave them out!!! Thank you Dr. Vail & April.

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Patient Review by Jacob M

I could not have asked for a better experience. The entire staff was kind, courteous, professional, and committed to my comfort. To my surprise, I had to be sedated after feeling anxious about the procedure. Dr. Vail and the staff went above and beyond to accommodate my anxiety and to make me feel comfortable. Again, I could not ask for a better experience. I highly recommend!

- Jacob M

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Patient Review by David B

By far the best experience I have ever had in regard to dental issues. Everyone was kind and inviting and the staff is extremely knowledgeable and thorough in their approach. I would highly recommend Dr. Vail and the entire team to anyone needing this type of service. You always hear that root canals can be a nightmare and this office made it much more pleasant than that.

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Patient Review by Crystal W.

They were friendly and checked on me the day following my root canal therapy! I had a great experience with them and look forward to seeing them with any future needs!

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Patient Review by Cassandra M

The warm blanket was great!

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Patient Review by Todd D

Thank you for your service

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