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!

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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 procedures, we have provided the following multimedia presentation. Many common questions pertaining to root canal therapy are discussed.

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The team did a wonderful job to walk me through everything. I was overly anxious about this appointment and was pretty scared but once we got going, the team did a great job checking in on me and making sure I was okay! I would 100% come back to this office if I needed another procedure.

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Like anyone else I was dreading this appointment. No reason to if you are seeing Dr Mintz! Her staff (Janet!) were all fantastic, thorough, patient. Dr Mintz was relaxed and I felt such a good vibe I relaxed. Love how she explained what was going to happen and how long it would take. Just an excellent experience all the way around and if you must get a root canal, do it here.

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I dealt most directly with Shay. She was awesome, very knowledgeable, and did an awesome job explaining the procedure I was going to under go; which did A LOT to calm me down. I definitely appreciate my experience with you all!!


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