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

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Patient Review by Chaundra M

I would like to say i'm very sorry for my behavior, but Dr Vail and her staff made me feel very much at ease. Hopefully I will never ever have to return but if i do I will want Dr Vail as my dentist. I have never wrote a review before for a dentist but then I have never had a good experience with a dentist before in my lifetime. Once again your the best Dr Vail. Thanks alot.

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Patient Review by Barbara P

Excellent from start to finish!! No complaints!! Literally painless!

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Patient Review by Susan K

It was a very very good experience.. I’ve had previous root canals, but this office was by far the best .. Professional, organized, friendly and timely..

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Patient Review by Kim B

Could not ask for a more professional, kind and caring staff. Procedure was a breeze thanks to Dr. Vail and her team.

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Patient Review by Sheryl M

My only concern was the distance from my home. Excellent experience with 2 root canals needed

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Patient Review by Steve M

Great and comforting manner by Dr and entire staff. Explained pre and post procedures.

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Patient Review by Shannon F

I’ve had 3 root canals at this office and have had a great experience every time!

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Patient Review by Ross S

Great team and care.

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Patient Review by Kiley F

I cannot remember the assistant who helped Dr, but she was amazing! Both Dr and her assistant made me feel comfortable and engaged in everyday conversation with me to reduce nervousness. They explained the office procedures and possible risks. Scheduling was amazing as well, with an upcoming wedding I couldn’t bare to have pain on our big day. Thankfully the office was able to get me in the next week after being referred by my general dentist and complaining of pain. Such a wonderful office and staff!

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Excellent service

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Wonderful experience!

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Patient Review by Kristie

The office staff, assistants, and the Doctor were all excellent! The care that everyone showed, their knowledge and skills were all topnotch! Yes, I will absolutely come here again if the need arises and I will recommend your office to everyone! Thank you for everything!

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Patient Review by Christine K

Touch procedure for re-treatment of an old root canal. Doctor and staff all around did a great job. Would highly recommend your practice and Dr. Vail who performed my procedure.

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Patient Review by Perry L

Evaluation and procedure all done in 1 visit. Well explained. Very comfortable during procedure.

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Patient Review by Bradley M

Great specialized dental care. I would definitely recommend this doctor and staff for dental care in the future.

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Patient Review by Cathy B

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

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Patient Review by Megan A

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

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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.

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Well organized and planned patient experience.

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