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.

Thomas K. Nasser, DDS

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Dr. Nasser is by far the best endodontist I've ever had the pleasure of working with. I was very impressed with his knowledge and professionalism, as well as the state of the art technology that he utilizes to minimize the stress and discomfort normally associated with an endodontic procedure. Dr. Nasser will always be my only choice for any future endodontic needs that I might have, and I will gladly recommend him to anyone I know searching for the best in endodontic care!

- Dana T

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This was my second root canal with Dr. Nasser. When my dentist recommended his name and office, I felt relief knowing how well my first root canal had gone several years ago. This time, too, went as well as could be imagined. It was a pain-free, anxiety-free procedure. Dr. Nasser is not only an endodontist and specialist, he is an educator, a communicator, a listener, a craftsman. The days and moments of my recovery went exactly as he had predicted; there were no surprises. I repeat: five-star, A+.

- Wes J

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Dr. Nasser and all his staff are exceptional. Very attentive and concerned that we understood everything they did. When you are working with a woman 87 years old that waited way longer than she should have to get this taken care of it was amazing the patience and concern for her comfort. We will not hesitate if ever necessary to return to Dr. Nasser and recommend him to everyone we know.

- Norma B

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My visit was for a root canal, but I think this was one of the best dental appointments I have ever had. Dr. Nasser keeps you informed through the process with humor that helped to reduce the stress I was feeling. The procedure was fast, and painless. I left informed and happy to know if I need assistance in the future I have Dr. Nasser to come back to. I will be recommending Dr. Nasser to everyone!

- Cari C

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Dr. Nasser performed an excellent job on my root canal. I came to his office with extreme pain and he listened to my concerns and numbed me right away to stop the pain. Dr. Nasser's office prioritized my root canal and were able to get me an appointment within days of calling, which other endodontists did not do. My first root canal performed by a general dentist was very painful and I had doubts about finishing my root canal, but Dr. Nasser reassured me that I would be numbed well. I didn't feel a single thing during my root canal and was provided time updates by Dr. Nasser during the procedure so I always knew what was going on. I hope I never need another root canal again, but if I did, Dr. Nasser would be my first call.

- Nathan F

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Best experience ever!! Highly recommend!!

- James D

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I was pleased with the service for my root canal procedure.

- Michael B

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I loved that Dr Nasser was able to finish removing 3 roots during one visit and it only took one hour. He explained everything that he was doing before, during and after the procedure. Painless. Shared the xrays with me and my dentist.

- Mary Sue N

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Dr. Nassar's office is absolutely the place to go if you ever need a root canal. When I spoke to Dr. Nassar to schedule the appointment, he said there was no reason to worry about it at all....he was right. From the moment I stepped into the office, I felt at ease. Dr. Nassar and everyone on his staff are the best! I felt no pain at any time during the entire one hour procedure. Dr. Nassar explained the procedure using pictures, xrays and drawings prior to doing the work as well as explaining the instruments and each step of the procedure as he was performing the root canal. Comfortable chair, great music, wonderful staff....great experience. Thank you!

- Teresa A

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To give you a clear overview I am a person that experiences high anxiety even about general dentistry appointments. Dr. Nasser was so skilled, I almost went to sleep during the procedure on one of my molars. After the numbing medicine wore off that evening , I experienced literally no pain or discomfort. In addition, the office staff is an extension of my stellar experience. I chose a different endodontist than I was originally referred to but I did my own research with multiple search sources, read countless reviews, double checked with a retired dentist and now writing a real review. No one wants a root canal but if you have to get one, call Dr Nasser’s office.

- Bridget G

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Best Endodontist ever! I’ve been to quite a few. Don’t go anywhere else. He’s the best!!!!

- Gail B

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I knew by the pain I was experiencing I needed a root canal because I’ve had so many done before. I had the best experience with Dr Nasser and staff than with any other Endodontist I’ve been to. No pain! Quick healing! Don’t put it off - you will not regret it.

- Gail B

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I was very nervous prior to having this procedure but Dr. Nasser took the time to explain the procedure and took extra precautions to ensure I was comfortable. I never felt any pain throughout the process, was amazed at how fast he was able to get the work completed and post-procedure just a little (very little) jaw soreness. I was back at work the same day with no issues. I hope to never require this procedure again but if I had I to, Dr. Nasser would be my go-to Endodontist!

- Alan L

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For a root canal - this was a great experience, even funny at times as the doctor using some humor to navigate the experience. Love the 70s music playing in the back ground and the massage chair is a great touch for a working mom of two who never makes time for herself. In all honestly, top notch experience all the way around. I will gladly recommend your office to people i know.

- Kirsten P

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Pretty awesome dental experience as far as getting a root canal goes. Dr. Nasser showed great expertise and knowledge. Painless visit and debunked my preconceived negative notion of a root canal. I’m 48 hours post visit, but would highly recommend Dr. Nasser.

- Kurt M

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Dr Nasser was funny and entertaining, explained every step before beginning the procedure and throughout. Glad Jokes and made me feel very comfortable. Would suggest this practice to anyone. I experienced no pain during or after. A++++

- Jen B

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It is scary thinking you may need a root canal, but it is actually easier and less painful than having treatment at the dentist for a cavity. I was impress with Dr. Nasser's office staff and their professionalism. Dr. Nasser is great. He explains everything he is doing as he is doing it. There are no surprises. Thank you for all you do.

- Lucy R

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Dr Nasser made me feel Comfortable, he talked me through each step of the procedure before and during. He surely has a lot of confidence in his skills, which makes me more confident in him as well. He got me in and out in a quick and polite manner. Then even followed up with a text to see how I was doing. He really goes above and beyond. When going to the dentist is not anyone’s favorite thing to do, Dr Nasser really made it tolerable. His staff is also very friendly and kind. Thank you!

- Hayley E

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My first experience with Dr. Nasser was in 2001. The positive impression from that experience stuck with me 19 years that made him an obvious choice when this most recent need came up. Highly recommend Dr. Nasser, he makes you feel very at ease and is very good at what he does.

- Jeremy L

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The best nurses and doctor out there. I was scared to death to get my first root canal. The nurse and doctor chemistry was amazing! The doctor is slick. He walks you through the procedure in a calm way. I set down expecting a nightmare. 7 hours later I have yet to have a pinch of pain! This place is amazing. You can’t find a better place!

- Brandon P

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I never had a root canal before today 12/28/20 I met Dr Nasser and he was very nice and his explanations were complete he even drew pictures to explain treatment and all options explained. Dr Nasser has a great sense of humor and calming voice. Again he explained the procedure and spoke during the root canal to keep me informed of process. He shared the X-ray pictures with a me, Before and after treatment. Dr Nasser and his staff completely understand customer service and I rate them superior. I would recommend Dr Nasser and staff 100 percent to family/friends and coworkers Thank you Dr Nasser for understanding how nervous I was about having a root canal, all your explanations and especially your compassionate concern. If you need a root canal see Dr. Nasser

- Julie N

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Everything was explained very thoroughly by the doctor . All went well .

- Nancy T

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This was the absolute best care and Medical treatment I have ever received. I truly thank your entire staff.

- Harvey M

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Having had a couple root canals prior to being referred to Dr. Nasser, I won’t be going anywhere else. Dr. Nasser was amazing, he made you feel comfortable from the get go, explained what he was doing and why, was efficient and kind. When you are in pain you want someone to help you and Dr. Nasser did just that for me. Highly recommend his office.

- Beth W

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Everyone was very helpful and friendly. The best experience you could have while having a root canal. Dr. Nasser thoroughly explained every detail of my treatment. The Covid-19 pandemic has caused some people to fear having medical procedures but the staff practiced every precaution. I appreciate Dr. Nasser and his staff’s expertise.

- Julia S

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When people hear the words "root canal" their first thought is ouch. At 74 years old and having had 6-8 root canals by about 6 different endocrinologists over the years, after meeting and having been the recipient of one by Dr. Nassar, finally I know what the procedure can and should be like! Absolutely no pain during or after the procedure Dr. Nassar explains everything in detail and even during the process. Personable, friendly, funny using state of the art equipment Dr. Nassar's calm demeanor puts you at ease right away. The bottom line is I would even go so far as to call my experience with Dr. Nassar as enjoyable.

- Ernie Z

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Bed side manners eased the thought of the pain I was encountering and made this experience great!

- William B

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Hands down the best dental experience I’ve ever had. I have severe anxiety when it comes to dental work and Dr Nasser made me feel extremely comfortable and informed through the whole procedure. I don’t write reviews usually but he and his staff deserve the praise. If you need a root canal then this is only place to come in the Indy area.

- Jeff B

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I came in for two root canals and I was honestly terrified. I've never had one done and heard so many horror stories. Dr. Nasser put my mind at ease! I went in and not even 5 minutes, I was numbed up and ready to go. I was nervous beyond belief but Nasser kept talking me through the procedure and what steps he was doing. I felt absolutely nothing! After the first 10 minutes, I started to relax and enjoy the massage of the chair and the 70's music. Dr. Nasser did my root canals with lightning speed! I was shocked and very thankful for the great job he did, it was amazing! I never thought a root canal could be so relaxing. If I ever have any problems, (hopefully not), I would absolutely come here in the future. He took away my fear of Dentist's for good! I would recommend him to anyone who is looking for an Endodontist. Believe me, you'll never want anyone else!

- Taylor S

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I already recommended Dr. Nasser to my workmates if they have any similar dental work to be done. I still can't believe how fast and smooth everything was done. Amazing job and I never thought I'd say this but whenever I need my next root canal I look forward to go there again.

- Marco D

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Dr. Nasser provided a step by step explanation of all work performed during the Root Canal procedure. There was very little discomfort when he admistered the pain injection. First time I have had a medical professional perform a pain injection without discomfort. My previous dentist who retired would jab the needle way in the mouth and inject pain medicine which caused much pain.After completion of the RCT I experienced no pain or discomfort after the anesthetic medication wore off. I highly recommend Dr. Nasser and his staff for endodontic service.

- Jerry R

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I was so nervous about this appointment because I needed a RCT in a lower molar, that has a crown AND has a partial that attaches to it. However, Dr. Nasser took time and diligence when doing the procedure and when he said "the crown is okay" I felt so relieved. To be honest, there was no pain. Nice massage chair and 70's music helps soothe the experience. Thank you so much!

- Paula T

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See below. Lots of numbing medicine so I never felt any pain but I’m sure that’s a variable. Very comfortable environment very reassuring and my anxiety was relieved as I went through the process. People look at root canals negatively for a reason and this practice has clearly changed that perspective. I would return to him in a heartbeat and I’m very glad that I met him and very appreciative of the care I received from him and his staff. Outstanding!

- Carl S

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Everyone at the office is wonderful. My root canal was a breeze! Love how Dr. Nasser explains everything as he is working. You all are awesome, keep up the great work!!!

- Brenda F

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I walked into the office and was greeted right way. I was extremely nervous and the staff assured me I would be fine. This was the BEST dental experience I have ever had. NO PAIN! Dr Nasser is amazing!!!!!!

- Deborah R

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Dr. Nasser is a highly skilled doctor with quite a sense of humor as well. I was very apprehensive as I have never experienced a root canal, He is very straight forward and honest which I appreciate. I would recommend his work to anyone.

- nichol h

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No pain at all, during and AFTER ! ! !........I have already recommended Dr Nasser to several friends !

- Lee G

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I never had problems with my teeth until recently and needed RCT. Dr. Nasser and staff are the absolute best. Dr. Nasser explains the procedure in detail and gives you a straightforward plan. I had no pain, and the whole thing took only 30 minutes. Don't loose your tooth because you're afraid of the RTC treatment (its also affordable). Thanks Dr. Nasser and Team!

- Gunnar G

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Dr. N made me feel at home, was atune to my pain & comfort levels, and educated me throughout the visit. While I never want to need this procedure again, I am grateful to Dr. N and his team for making this as easy as it could possibly be. HIGHLY RECOMMEND.

- Peggy F

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If you have to have a root canal this is the Doc to go to! Best experience I have ever had getting a root canal!

- Rene L

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The office staff was very friendly and efficient Dr Nassar kept me informed as to each step of the process as well as to what to expect at each step.

- Barry G

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Dr Nasser explained the procedure before beginning, and kept me informed w/what he was doing....this relaxed me, and the procedure was painless

- helen s

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Dr. Nasser and his staff were friendly, kind, and caring. I was greeted by my name and it was an easy registration. I was scared of this procedure and Dr. Nasser put my mind at ease. I was dreading the numbing shots. I did not feel them. It was amazing. I highly recommend Dr. Nasser.

- Melissa E

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Dr. Nasser was wonderful! I had a complicated case—an infection in the root of a tooth with a crown and a previously botched root canal done years ago by another endodontist. Dr. Nasser reviewed all of the photos with me before beginning and explained each step as he worked. I felt calm, cared for, and included in the process. This may sound a little crazy, but I actually had a good time! 70s rock music, chair massage, and cocoa butter for my lips made it seem like I almost went to a spa. NO PAIN! Also, I did not have to wait and was out in 45 minutes. Dr. Nasser is very personable and I could tell he truly loves what he does so well! I was impressed that he called the next morning to see how I was doing. This was my first time, but my husband has seen him twice and feels the same way I do. He is the best! When I went to my primary care dentist for the permanent filling, she remarked that she had never received such a comprehensive, excellent report as the one he sent following my procedure. I would HIGHLY recommend him to my friends and family.

- Martha V

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I went in thinking the worst. I got immediate pain relief and it was more painless than a dental cleaning!

- Monica N

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Dr Nasser was incredible A true artist, very patient and comforting

- Robert C

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The best experience I could've imagined with my root canal treatment at Dr. Nasser's office. Thank you for your thorough explanations, efficiency, and excellent care.

- Jane W

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I've had two prior root canals (in Florida), but never one that was this easy! I didn't have a twinge of pain, not even from the anesthetic. Dr. Nasser was so gentle, and he talked to me through the whole procedure, explaining everything. I was never at all nervous. Post treatment instructions were very clear. I had no after-effects, not even a sore jaw. I would highly recommend Dr. Nasser and his staff!!!

- Carole K

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I've been to Dr. Nasser twice recently for treatment on neglected and abused teeth and both times the experience was completely satisfying and professional. He is an expert in his field and easily the best dental care provider I've ever been to.

- James W

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Dr. Nasser is so kind and explains everything he is doing. He also has a great massage chair which relaxed me and he plays great music. The procedure was over quickly. Dr. Nasser called me the next day to ask how my tooth was feeling. I have nothing but positive comments to make.

- Charlotte W

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