Root Canal Therapy

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 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.

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. This 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. You will be able to drive home after your treatment, and you probably will be comfortable returning to your normal routine.

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

What happens after 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 it cost?

The cost associated with this 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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This is the best dental experience I have ever had - going in at first I was nervous! But then Dr. Nasser reassured me that it was going to be simple and smooth sailing and that's exactly what it was. He was quick and kept me calm by explaining everything he was doing throughout the process, which I found extremely helpful. I would 1000% recommend Dr. Nasser. His assistant was very friendly and awesome, too! I am confident that my tooth will heal successfully.

- Taylor N

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Dr. Nasser and his staff provides an excellent service that is based on quality outcomes. Furtrhermore, each member of the team is dedicated to the highest professionalism and is committed to ensuring the patient, in this case, me, have a positive outcome. The team and their approach to quality endodontic care makes it so much easier to approach, what is often a daunting procedure. I recommend Dr. Nasser and his team to any person that needs a root canal or any other procedsure "below the jaw line!

- Lee S

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I can't thank Dr. Nasser and his staff enough for taking such great care of me. My tooth was becoming extremely uncomfortable and they were willing to work me into their busy schedule quickly. I appreciate Dr. Nasser taking the time to explain exactly why I was hurting and what they were going to do to fix it prior to the procedure. Dr. Nasser was methodical in making sure I was comfortable and the procedure was truly painless and my tooth has felt great ever since. Thank you so much!

- Logan T

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My appointment with Dr Nasser was the most pleasant and relaxing dentist appointment I’ve ever experienced. Dr. Nasser is a class act and I highly recommend him.

- Heather F

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Hands down the most fun you can have while having a root canal.

- Greg W

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Dr Nasser was absolutely amazing! I have never met a doctor who is so thorough and detailed oriented. I would recommend all of my family and friends to this endodontist. The office was also very clean. I would give him 10 stars if I could!

- Jaclyn R

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Doc was mad cool dwn to earth and great staff

- Franco M

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The root canal was described to me step by step as I went through the procedure. I understood at all times what would be happening… all while reclining in a massage chair listening to classic 70 s music . I was very relaxed throughout the procedure.

- Dawn B

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Thank you Dr. Nasser and staff for your immediate and most professional attention. Dr. Nasser explained in detail each step of the root canal before and while performing the root canal and upon completion. He was amazing! We traveled from Valparaiso, IN and will definitely return if needed. We completely agree with all those patients who gave five stars! God bless and thank you! Donna and Randy K.

- Donna and Randy K

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Dr Nasser was very informative and intent on making sure I was comfortable. I honestly had no pain during the procedure or the days after. Dr Nasser called personally to ask how I was feeling 2 days out. The office was very comfortable and the staff was great.

- Jane C

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Dr. Nasser is obviously experienced and VERY skilled at his work. If I ever need another root canal, he will be my first choice. His experience has made a root canal an unbelievably comfortable experience.

- Jeannie M

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Absolutely incredible. First root canal ive ever had done. Id been told stories about how the procedure would be horrible, but it wasnt. Dr Nasser and his team are amazing! I felt little to no pain for the numbing, and felt nothing during the procedure. Im impressed! He was quick, friendly, efficient and explained the process before, and explained things as he was going. He makes you feel comfortable in the office, and we shared a few laughs with jokes. He would definitely be my first choice if I ever have to have another root canal done. Thank you so much for a great experience!! ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

- Sabryna H

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6 years ago Dr. Nasser fixed my tooth with a root canal and I have been extremely satisfied with his work! No problems whatsoever. This week I had two procedures done on different teeth and he is, as everyone says, THE root canal dentist! Highly recommend.

- Kimberly D

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This was my first root canal and prior to my first visit with Dr Nasser I had absolutely no idea of what to expect. Dr Nasser very carefully explained what was to happen and what to expect. My procedure went exactly as he predicted. I experienced no pain during the root canal and now post op day four I continue with no pain. I am very impressed with Dr Nasser's skill and expertise and I will recommend him whenever the opportunity arises.

- Colleen G

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By far the best root canal experience I’ve ever had. Extremely knowledgeable and professional. Highly recommended!!

- Andre P

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Fantastic as his work. Explained things well, numbed better than any dentist I've been to, and did very high quality work. I used him to correct an old root canal done at an inferior endodontist, and if I'm ever in need of additional work he is absolutely my go to.

- Nicholas C

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Dr Nasser and his team made my experience wonderful. He had me thinking root canals CAN be fun lol. Highly recommend and lucky to have his experience in our city!

- Cesar E

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I can’t believe I’m writing a review for a root canal but seriously Dr. Nasser was the best I have ever seen. No pain, told me what he was doing, super fast, entertaining and left nothing for you to question. Best root canal ever!

- Donna G

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Dr. Nassar is a true professional. What a pleasure to have a procedure done by such a knowledgeable person.

- Rodger H

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Love the explanation during the entire process. Thank you for the follow up call. After one dose of Advil and Tylenol, my discomfort was lessened by 75%

- Mary Sue N

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Dr. Nassar is passionate about is work and he really cares about his patients.

- jack M m

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This was my first root canal, and I wasn't expecting to get a back massage, cool tunes, and live comedy entertainment at the same time. Thank you, Dr. Nasser. You actually made getting a root canal painless and perhaps even enjoyable.

- Quyen H

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Dr. Nasser was absolutely amazing! He took his time and explained everything to me from the moment I sat in the chair to the moment he walked me to checkout! I was nervous when I arrived, but as soon as he started speaking to me all nerves were calm. The procedure went smooth and painless! Will definitely recommend!

- jessica s

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Dr. Nasser changed my outlook on getting a root canal. It was seriously pain free once I was numb. When I came to the office I was in a lot of pain, he quickly diagnosed my problem and went to work. He's a super nice guy and very professional. If you need a root canal, look no further than Dr. Nasser!

- Frank W

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Dr. Nasser was amazing. I am one of those people who would love to be put under for any type of dental procedure I I have. Since that is not an option for this, I was incredibly nervous going into this root canal. This was the most painless, easy procedure I have ever had, including basic fillings. There was a massage chair, music, and Dr. Nasser talked me through the whole thing to calm my nerves. Highly recommend.

- Samantha B

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5 star from scheduling appt, right through the procedure. I got in quickly. Then, when I arrived, I did not even sit down, I was led right back to the chair. I’d never had a root canal before, but it was easier, faster, and better than any cavity filling. He explains the entire procedure, and he is gentle and very efficient. Great experience. I will never go anywhere else!

- Megan H

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I was amazed at how painless and quick Dr. Nasser did my root canal. I think it was just an hour. I was really nervous and dreading the procedure. First off, I didn't really even feel the numbing injection. I think Dr. Nasser needs to teach his technique for injections! He explained every step he did and even took pictures and went over everything when he was done. I highly recommend Dr. Nasser for a root canal. 5 STARS!!!

- Christine W

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Dr. Nasser was exceptionally kind, professionally top shelf and very personable. The office staff and support staff were kind, friendly and very efficient . This appointment went so well: painless, respected our time and felt very cared for.

- Lorre S

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Dr. Nasser and his staff made my a procedure a pleasant experience. I highly recommend his services if you are ever in need. Thanks again!

- Patrick K.

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This was a great patient care experience. The staff is friendly and helpful; the doctor is skillful, efficient, patient and caring. Completely painless in my case.

- Jeff A

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Dr. Nasser and his staff were awesome! I was told I would definitely need a tooth extraction by my dentist, and Dr. Nassar was very upbeat about saving it, yet honest. Following the numbing for my root canal procedure, I never felt a painful thing! Dr. Nassar entertained throughout with information and humor, which really helped. I would highly recommend this office to all needing a skilled endodontist who takes pride in his work. Definitely take the time to find an expert second opinion!

- Lola S

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I’d read many positive reviews about Dr Nasser so felt relatively comfortable going in. He and his staff did not disappoint! His thorough explanation of the treatment, his confidence, and positive and entertaining conversation throughout relaxed me completely. Absolutely no pain and a massage chair as an added touch. What else could you ask for in a root canal procedure?Highly recommend!

- Holly V

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I originally went to another Endodotist (referred by my dentist) who suggested that my tooth needed to be extracted. I went to Dr. Nasser for a second opinion since he did a wonderful job during a root canal procedure years ago. Dr. Nasser was confident that he might be able to save my tooth and he did. His staff were very courteous and accommodating and were able to get me on a timely schedule for a root canal procedure. Dr. Nasser’s sense of humor always makes you feel relax and carefully explain and walks you throughout the process. Most importantly, procedure was painless. Dr. Nasser also answered any questions and concerned post procedure. I will always go back to Dr. Nasser and will highly recommend him and his staff.

- Nina C

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Unfortunately I have had more than one root canal but more than one doctor. Dr. Nassar and his office staff are the best that I’ve ever been to. Recommend them unequivocally.

- Debbie W

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Dr. Nasser was very highly recommended by a family member and was told that he was the best Endodontics in town. He was efficient, professional, and painless. I’d recommend his service and his office to anyone! Thank you Dr. Nasser for getting me out of pain!

- Hyun N

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I hope I never have to go back to an endodontist but if I do Dr Nasser and his staff will be an easy choice to go back to. He talks to you through the whole experience which eased my anxiety.

- Laura L

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That was the fastest, easiest and most efficient root canal I've ever experienced, and I've had a few. But the follow-up has been incredible. Dr. Nassar has personally called me multiple times to check on my progress since the root canal. I hope to never need a root canal again, but i won't go anywhere else. Neither should you!

- Jeff S

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Doctor Nasser explained everything he was doing, showed me photos, and made sure I understood the procedure. My root canal was painless and he called me the following day to make sure everything was good.

- John D

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Very excellent service.

- Jerry B

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Dr Nasser is phenomenal! His staff is professional and courteous. I will recommend him to anyone needing endodontic treatment.

- Roberta H

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I dreaded a root canal like I would the plague. I always thought I'd let my teeth fall out before I had this done. Convincing me that wasn't an option, my dentist said Dr. Nasser would make the whole procedure easy, painless and it would be fast and that is exactly what happened. He is impressive. It is obvious he is a perfectionist and I can't imagine anyone that could be better. For anyone terrified of a root canal, Dr. Nasser is your man. He explains everything as he goes. His equipment is state of the art. You feel like you are in good hands and you have nothing to worry about - amazing, given my anxiety. Thank you Dr. Nasser for your expertise and for your compassion.

- Michal S

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I, too, was very nervous. I appreciated the relaxing chair, the Dr. Nassar's explanation of what he was doing. He really has a calming manner and it turned out to be a very pleasant experience. Will definitely be a return patient, if the need arises again. Thanks

- Gayle C

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Dr. Nasser & his staff are amazing, I drove 2.5 hours & booked a hotel just to use this office & do not regret it at all! Not only was the procedure painless, it was enjoyable which is not something you expect out of a dental experience. (The massage chair & great music help of course too, haha!) Dr. Nasser explains everything in great detail, and has a way of calming you with his narration of the process & silly endodontist jokes. Dr. Nasser's office also has a fantastic working relationship with my dentist's office, making communication/record sharing between the two doctors simple & seamless, saving me time & money. I would highly recommend Dr. Nasser & his team to anyone & everyone. Thank you so much for your amazing care!

- Jessica C

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Overall it was a good experience, the massaging chair was a good touch! I liked the fact that Dr. Nasser kept me informed on everything that he was doing.

- Frank B

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Dr Nasser has done my last 2 root canals. I won't go to any body else. He explained everything. The visit was pain free and very comfortable. I am on my 3rd day since the procedure and haven't taken even an advil! I have already told eveyone about him!

- Becky F

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Felt very well cared for during the whole process…from first phone call, to follow up phone check in made by the doctor.

- Linda P P

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Dr. Nasser and his staff make a root canal as pleasant as it possibly can be! I trust they always perform work that's in the best interst of my teeth (and me)!

- Marcia A

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The process, went very smooth, with minimal discomfort, his chair side manors were excellent. Did a follow up call the next day to confirm all was good. I would highly recommend him.

- BART B

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I highly recommend this doctor, he is fantastic. I had a completely painless procedure! I was dreading this procedure and Dr. Nasser explained everything as he went along. I thought that this was going to be very painful, but I was amazed.

- CHARLES G

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Great doctor and staff. Made to feel at ease. Explained everything and was extremely professional. I am a “nervous”patient and everything was great!

- Chris B

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