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, Vail and Mintz can perform a Root Canal to treat the infected pulp, relieve pain, and save your natural teeth!
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?
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.
- Call Endodontic Specialists of Fishers Phone Number 317.570.9000 to schedule a consultation with Endodontic Specialists.
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To provide you with a better understanding of endodontic procedures, we have provided the following multimedia presentation. Many common questions pertaining to root canal therapy are discussed.
Patient Review by Anne B
Everyone is so kind and knowledgeable. Dr Vail is compassionate and skilled. Grateful for the treatment I received at this office.
- Anne B
Patient Review by John K
Everyone attentive and personable. Top notch care provided.
- John K
Patient Review by Damon H
Overall this was a positive experience. I am not sure they could have done anything more.
- Damon H
Patient Review by Matthew O
You all were wonderful and communicative. I have had more discomfort getting fillings done than the root canal procedure that they performed. I hope I don't any more in my future, but I definitely will come back if I do.
- Matthew O
Patient Review by Robert K
ALL the staff were top notch and explained all steps in detail. Would definitely recommend to friends and family.
- Robert K
Patient Review by Amanda H
Loved the care I got considering my high anxiety for anything dental related
- Amanda H
Patient Review by Michele E
Went very well
- Michele E
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Patient Review by Betsy A O
Dr. Mintz is nothing short of fantastic. She is thorough and knowledgeable. Her bedside manner is wonderful; she was able to calm and ease all my concerns every visit. Her hands are surely made of silk, because I had zero discomfort during her meticulous root canal. Her leadership is even noticeable in the attentive care from her staff. I am extremely satisfied with my care from start to finish.
- Betsy A O
Patient Review by David J
Wonderful Doctor and staff!
- David J
Patient Review by Sharin W
Every staff member, dental assistant and the doctor was warm, professional and competent. I couldn’t ask for better care, including follow up call.
- Sharin W
Patient Review by Amanda D
Very patient and kind and reassuring!
- Amanda D
Patient Review by Mary S
The best root canal I have ever had. Dr. M was empathetic and concerned for my well being
- Mary S
Patient Review by Donna N
Quick, efficient, friendly, Cared about my comfort. Explained the procedure well.
- Donna N
Patient Review by Timothy J
Great Dr's and staff.
- Timothy J
Patient Review by Tim L
- Tim L
Patient Review by Brenda C
Dr. Caley Mintz is truly an amazing Endodontic Specialist, Professional, kind and very considerate to your fear of dental procedure! Dr. Mintz is outstanding with her care and communication while going thru the process. Thank you so much Dr. Mintz!
- Brenda C
Patient Review by David J
Very caring staff!
- David J
Patient Review by Tom G
I needed an emergency root canal due to great pain, and Dr Moretton was able to do the procedure the same day. I cannot thank you enough for “squeezing me in”.
- Tom G
Patient Review by Tom F
Everyone from the front desk to the kind, super knowledgeable attendant helping with my procedure, to Dr. Vail was most attentive, professional, caring and considerate. Dr. Vail made me feel totally confident, at ease, calmed my fears. What a blessing to have been referred to such a gifted, expert provider.
- Tom F