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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Patient Review by Patti B

A much better experience than a previous root canal with another dentist.

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Patient Review by Kathy W

Dr. Vail was my doctor today & April was my assistant. Both were very compassionate and professional. I was nervous, very anxious the whole nine yards. I feel GREAT now. No pain! My tooth is happy and quiet. i'll be back -- I clench horribly and have cracked my teeth. **WEAR YOUR MOUTH GUARD!! The front desk girls were VERY kind also -- cannot leave them out!!! Thank you Dr. Vail & April.

- Kathy W

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Patient Review by Jacob M

I could not have asked for a better experience. The entire staff was kind, courteous, professional, and committed to my comfort. To my surprise, I had to be sedated after feeling anxious about the procedure. Dr. Vail and the staff went above and beyond to accommodate my anxiety and to make me feel comfortable. Again, I could not ask for a better experience. I highly recommend!

- Jacob M

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Patient Review by David B

By far the best experience I have ever had in regard to dental issues. Everyone was kind and inviting and the staff is extremely knowledgeable and thorough in their approach. I would highly recommend Dr. Vail and the entire team to anyone needing this type of service. You always hear that root canals can be a nightmare and this office made it much more pleasant than that.

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Patient Review by Crystal W.

They were friendly and checked on me the day following my root canal therapy! I had a great experience with them and look forward to seeing them with any future needs!

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Patient Review by Cassandra M

The warm blanket was great!

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Patient Review by Todd D

Thank you for your service

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Patient Review by Michelle K

Extremely friendly service! Made me feel comfortable during a root canal.

- Michelle K

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Patient Review by Debbie B

Very professional, friendly team. They go the extra mile to make a root canal as easy and comfortable as possible.

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Patient Review by Jeff K

Dr. Moretton performed a root canal procedure and frankly I couldn’t have been more surprised at how smoothly it went. I literally felt no pain or discomfort at all. Would definitely recommend this practice. All staff were friendly and attentive.

- Jeff K

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Patient Review by Alice G

The office worked with me over 2 weeks, as we tried to determine if my issues were dental or medical. Then worked me in for a root canal, that afternoon. What a blessing.

- Alice G

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Patient Review by Mark B

Excellent experience!

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Patient Review by Kaila S.

I have severe anxiety but the team was very reassuring and phenomenal in accommodating me and making me feel safe and secure throughout the process.

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Patient Review by Jesse S

Very friendly staff. Explain things very well.

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Patient Review by Zachary W

My whole experience at this office was as pleasant as going for a root canal can be. All of the staff were warm and welcoming. The waiting area was comfortable: there were complimentary drinks, comfortable chairs, and cable on the TV. When I was called for my appointment, the woman who prepped me for the procedure, took my history, and administered all of the initial checks (I fear I do not know the proper title: Endodontist Assistant? Deputy Endodontist?) was excellent. I regret that I do not recall her name or I would call her out personally for accommodation. She was Dr. Moretton’s assistant on the day of my appointment, so I hope that someone sees this and recognizes her for particularly excellent bed-side manner. Otherwise, everything about my appointment was smooth and professional. Dr. Moretton was excellent. The operating chairs were very comfortable, and they offered me a wide variety of comforts for the procedure (pillows, headphones, etc.) I believe they made everything as comfortable as is possible when administering a root canal. The front of office staff were excellent. I also received a phone call the next day to check in on how I was feeling, which was very friendly and a touch of humanity. I hope I don’t need any endodontic services in the future, but if I do, I will certainly go straight to this office.

- Zachary W

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Patient Review by Shelli K

Everyone is so nice here

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Patient Review by Heidi T

As unpleasant a root canal is, everyone and everything was very professional and peasant.

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Patient Review by Margo W

Great experience!

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