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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I am so impressed with this practice. Every person I encountered was very kind and professional. They gave me superior care and comfort. The doctor and his staff were able to answer my questions and educated me about every step of the procedure. They took care of my pain and the procedure was quick. I am thankful that they took me on an emergency basis and called me the next day to see how I was doing. This is a great team!

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Loved how the assistants rubbed and patted my shoulder to calm and relax me. Showed they truly cared

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A great experience overall, explained everything well and took the time to make sure I was comfortable!

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I was impressed with the quality of care for my situation.

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Remi was great in walking me through the process and very empathetic

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This was my very first visit…unexpectedly, and I was very impressed Dr. Vail and the entire staff that I interacted with during my visit! I’m probably one of the few exceptions that’s never nervous about dental visits, but anyone should feel at ease when having procedures here. Great work and highly recommend…if the need should arise! Thank you!

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

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

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

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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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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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