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?

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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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After an exam Dr. M. Explained I was not a good candidate for a root canal. I certainly appreciated his consultation and recommendation instead of a failed attempt. Thank you for your excellent care.

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This office was outstanding!!!

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I’ve never had any major dental work done, but the staff here did a great job explaining everything to me. I appreciated the extra care to make sure I was comfortable. I’m not afraid of getting dental work done, but you can tell that the staff would be great with anyone that needed some extra care.

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Patient Review by Melody B

I fell in that 1% of patients that would have some unexpected trouble, but the Doctor was very responsive & compassionate it treating me. She even sent me a gift card afterwards because she felt bad. Unnecessary, but thoughtful & nice touch.

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Very comfortable office suite.

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Patient Review by Jeff A

Dr. Vail and everyone else we’re very nice, professional and accommodating. Overall the experience was a good one and I had no reason to be frightened of the procedure.

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Very carefully described my condition very appreciative of honesty

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Everyone is so nice and helpful

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The whole process was explained thoroughly and the follow up was great!

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Patient Review by Alize H

Great team and very good doctor. Felt taken care off and attended to during a very stressful procedure. I felt at ease during the root canal and experiencrd minimal pain and discomfort afterwards. Appreciated the fact that you scheduled to see me as an emergency as I was in pain. Thank you for everything. Would definitely recommend!

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Patient Review by Mary H

I always thought a root canal would be a terrifying experience but your office made it comfortable and easy. I only wish I hadn't put it off!

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Patient Review by Sinead A

The service I received was great and not painful which is a big thing for me.

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Patient Review by Joe K

For something as unpleasant as a root canal sounds my experience was better than I expected.

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Patient Review by Deanna S

Loved the stress ball in the shape of a tooth! Lightens the mood. Friendly staff.

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Patient Review by Mary B

One of your staff willing spoke with my Orthopedic Doctor’s office regarding my medication because of my upcoming knee replacement. Dr. Vail and entire staff is first rate.

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Patient Review by Emily G

Dr. Vail is the best! Absolutely no pain and every effort to make sure you are comfortable during the procedure.

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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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Patient Review by Tom M

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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