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 of 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?

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

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 teethWhen 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.

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Patient Review by Ronda M

Everyone here was exceptionally great at making me feel comfortable when i was in a lot of pain. They did everything they could to get me in as soon as possible to relieve my toothache. My experience from the phone call to the moment I left made me feel like I was in the best care possible.

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Very nice group of folks. Caring and knowledgeable. An excellent team!

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I had a great experience at the office! I received a call the following day just to make sure I was Feeling well after my procedure!

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Patient Review by Jonathan K

Doctor Vail and her team does an excellent job with always talking to me and checking in on how I was feeling during procedure.

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Patient Review by Jeremy C

The office was very comfortable with several accommodations including food and drink. Restrooms were also available which was very nice. The staff was super nice and answered all of my questions and explained things to me very very well. This was my first root canal and I was very nervous and believe it or not it was a very pleasurable experience.

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This office greatly exceeded my expectations.

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Top notch staff and facility would highly recommended to any of my friends and family

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Patient Review by Thomas C

My Tech Alex was great. Very informative, professional and a great sense of empathy. I am a veteran, with PTSD. Both my tech and my Doctor (Dr. Vail) were sensitive to that fact and my high level of anxiety. they were the best and I will recommend everyone I know plus the director of out sourcing at the VA.

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Patient Review by Shay R

Excellent care and comfort. Would refer to anyone I know. Thank you.

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Patient Review by Joelle P

I had a wonderful experience throughout. Staff was very professional. My root canal was done with very minimal discomfort, almost none.

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Patient Review by Kim T

It was a good experience. Very concerned about my comfort

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Excellent care

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Patient Review by Teri R

I am so appreciative of how fast I was able to get in to see them because I was going on a mini vacation in 3 days. I was in a lot of pain and was in their office within the hour. The procedure for the root canal was painless and the dental assistant totally put me at ease through the whole process. They also explained everything that was going to happen so I would understand the procedure. They also gave me a courtesy call the next day to check on me and just made me feel like a person and not just a number walking through the door. I would highly recommend this place because they are experienced, caring, understanding, and affordable. That's so comforting these days.

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Patient Review by Karen F.

Thank you so much! I was dreading my appointment but you were all so welcoming, friendly, professional and reassuring throughout all aspects of the visit. I appreciated how thorough you were in explaining what would be happening, and how efficient and comfortable the procedure was. It exceeded my expectations by a million miles.

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Patient Review by Jana D

My entire experience with Dr. Vail and her staff was fantastic! I got my appointment time mixed up and they still worked with me to get me in that morning and start my procedure. I was super nervous about having a root canal, but they quickly eased my mind and reassured me things would be fine. I couldn’t have dreamed of a better experience! Thank you!!

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Patient Review by Danielle L

I’m especially happy with the short time I had to wait to get in for an appointment. It can be so hard to see specialists and with something like tooth pain, it’s can really seem like forever. Thanks for being so speedy and committed to fixing my tooth!

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My experience from the front office to back office was awesome!!!

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