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 Judy W

The staff makes sure you are comfortable by offering a blanket, sunglasses, etc. during the procedure.

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Patient Review by Rhonda J

My second root canal, staff and doctor friendly, professional. They took the time to mail me dental floss I liked. Good customer service. Thank you Endodontic

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Patient Review by Ashley V

Very caring and knowledgeable team! Very pleased with completed and recommendations of further treatment.

- Ashley V

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Patient Review by Amber R

Dr. Moretton and his team were very professional, kind and really made me feel comfortable during my procedure. I have had lots of dental work done in the past couple years and I was extremely impressed by his compassion that he showed and the time that he gave me. He is VERY gentle and when he speaks too you, he is very calm and it makes the process so much easier. The girls that assist him are super sweet and greet you with a big smile. I highly recommend their facility. Thank you for helping me our Dr. Moretton and staff.

- Amber R

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Patient Review by Darla G

Thanks so much for helping to my anxiety through this procedure. You all were very professional and caring.

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Patient Review by Lori B

You all were amazing!

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Patient Review by Steve G

I was so happy to have realized the best possible outcome. I felt very comfortable given the competence of Mychel and her team

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Patient Review by Jason H

Dr Vail and her team are exceptional. I just had my first ever root canal completed at Endodontic Specialist and the procedure went flawlessly. Dr Vail is highly skilled, professional and very compassionate. Shae (expanded assistant) was very kind and knowledgeable. I would not hesitate to refer any of my family or friends to this practice. Thank you. Dr Jason H

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Patient Review by Andrew M

This was by far my best experience with an Endodontic procedure ever. I was referred to this office by the VA for a root canal due to unavailability of staff at the VA and Dr. Vail made time for a same day appointment. Dr. Vail is beyond professional and her team made sure everything went as smoothly as possible. If I have to have any Endodontic work done again I will be returning to this office. Hands down the best experience you could ask for!

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Patient Review by Tracey D

I was treated wonderfully by this office and my Dr.

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Patient Review by Cari H

The staff was amazing! I was really worried about this procedure and the entire staff was amazing in calming my fears. They were very efficient from the beginning to end! I'd highly recommend this facility!

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Patient Review by Lilit S

Thank you

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Patient Review by Jackie D

Will return if treatment is needed. The Dr is very competent. The office is gorgeous.

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Patient Review by Regina P

Everything was great

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Patient Review by Mark M

I would give you 10 stars out of 5 if I could. You are rock stars in a radio world. You are color in a black and white world. I could never say enough good things my treatment. Thank you for the care you gave me.

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Patient Review by Aneena B

This was a 6-month follow-up. The staff members were friendly and professional. Dr. Moretton was also, and my visit was completed in less than 15 minutes.

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Patient Review by Janette K

Great experience!

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Patient Review by Jackie D

Very professional, compassionate, and competent. Good communication skills from everyone. Would definitely refer a patient here.

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Patient Review by Regina P

Great Staff

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Patient Review by Mercedes P

A root canal can be a scary and rough procedure but I walked away with almost no pain! Great staff and doctors!!!

- Mercedes P

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