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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Thomas K. Nasser, DDS

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I drive over an hour to see Dr. Nasser, and it is worth it. NEVER had an issue, super friendly, organized, and professional. Truly a 5 star practice.

- terry m

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I had 3 root canal treatments by Dr Nasser in 2 years . Dr Nasser is the best endodontist in the world !!! He makes the patient understand the whole treatment . He has the magic to make the patient feel painless the whole time . He is the best of the best !!!

- Liushi R

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Superb

- Doug Z

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No after pain. Scheduled with Dr Shoop on Thursday.

- Xiang H

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Dr Nasser does a wonderful job of explaining everything. I really appreciated his follow up phone call the next day.

- Susan H

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I had been in so much pain for days so I was thrilled to get in same-day for some relief after my dentist confirmed I needed a root canal. I was greeted by Dr. Nasser who helped me get checked in himself since they were short-staffed. It had been a while since my first and only root canal, but I know that one did not even compare to my experience with Dr. Nasser. The office environment was pleasant, the numbing injections were barely felt (and this was the part I was worried about based on horrible past experiences), the chair gives you a gentle massage during the procedure and the process was quick, painless and explained very well (and with some humor). I was in and out of the office within an hour. They called me the next day to check in on my pain level as well. Fingers crossed I don't need more root canals in the future, but if I do, I can't imagine going anywhere else.

- Jessica S

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Excellent way of explaining the procedure as he worked on my tooth. He talked continually about what he was doing. Very reassuring.

- Randy M

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Wow! In and out in record time. Like most I dreaded the appointment but it was really easy…at least for me. Dr. Nasser explained each step and checked often that I was comfortable. With a massaging chair it’s almost nap worthy! With aging teeth and old fillings I’m sure I’ll be back knowing I’ll be in good hands. Many thanks to Dr. Nasser and his caring staff!

- Linda G

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I would agree with all the comments I've read and wanted to add that one of the first things he did was to put a chap stick like substance on my lips. Never had a dentist care about how lips dry out when you have your mouth open for an extended period of time. Truly 1st class care!

- Katherine W

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While no one looks forward to a root canal, if you must have one, my recommendation is to go to Dr. Nasser. This was my first root canal, and given all that I heard about the procedure, I was expecting a rather uncomfortable experience to say the least. To my surprise, the procedure was not bad. Really no pain, the only uncomfortable part was the time it took to do the work, and it took that much time because of how careful Dr. Nasser was in preforming the work. He actually kept me informed regarding every step he was taking, so much so, that I had no questions when he was done. I can't say I am looking forward to my next root canal, but I can say, that if I need one, I will be going to Dr. Nasser to do the work.

- Anthony M

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I cannot say enough good things about quality of my overall experience or about Dr. Nasser and his staff. He is the consummate professional in every sense of the word! Dr. Nasser went out of his way to explain every aspect of the procedure and how it will proceed. All in very clear and understandable terms and with meticulous detail. He strives to create a truly comfortable and relaxed environment, from the ambiance of his offices to the awesome music that he plays throughout the procedure. No reason WHATSOEVER to fear a root canal, as no doubt many do, when in the hands of Dr. Nasser. It was painless, uneventful and completely stress free! He has my absolute HIGHEST recommendation!

- Ron H

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This was a great experience. The staff got me in immediately (within two days). Everyone was extremely professional and polite. They worked diligently on my issue without unnecessary talking or downtime. I was in and out quickly and I was a rather difficult case. Thank you.

- Lori R

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At my age (senior +) I have been treated by all types of dentists, with different expertise. As always I have been very selective and never been disappointed. But by far, Dr. Nasser has been at the very top, hands down. Not only is he a fantastically skilled dentist with his magic hands, his office staff made the process flow smoothly, from making appointments to handling the ever so complicated insurance and paperwork and registration to the minimal waiting period to meeting Dr. Nasser. He explains everything to the level of details that is understandable and appreciated. Thank you Dr. Nasser and to his professional staff. Your are the best!!!

- Menashi C

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There are always horror stories that I have heard regarding root canals. I am very pleased to say that this was NOT the case when I visited Dr. Nasser's office for my very first root canal. On the contrary, there was absolutely no pain (other than the needle right at first), but that was short-lived. From the consultation day, right down to the actual day of the root canal procedure, all staff, especially Dr. Nasser, was very polite and pleasant and explained everything that I was going to be experiencing. Actually, Dr. Nasser made my visit very informative, showing me CAT scan and X-ray results which helped me understand the structure of my teeth and how the root canal procedure would occur. Many thanks to this organization for making this a much more pleasurable experience than I could have ever imagined. I would highly recommend Dr. Nasser and his Endodontist-expertise to any anyone needing such treatment.

- Patrick W

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This is my 4th root canal with Dr. Nassar. He has done great work on all the procedures. I am very happy with him and his staff. His manner and procedure put me at ease and made getting a root canal no worse than going to see the normal dentist for a procedure (e.g. crown, etc.). I highly recommend him. He is professional and a great value as his rates are also very reasonable and competitive. Will go to him again if needed for endontic work!

- Ken F

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I have had many root canals in the past, and this is the easiest, quickest, most pain-free one I've had. If I ever need another, I will definitely be traveling the hour and a half to Dr. Nasser. Completely worth the drive! Thank you Dr. Nasser!!

- Christa P

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Love that he explain everything what he is doing. Usually when they do the injections for numb you hurt he is very gentle.

- Maria del Pilar V

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First root canal but it was the easiest, pain free I ever had

- Jusith S

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Excellent! Pain free. Dr. Nasser made me feel very comfortable and at ease.

- Janice W

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"Overall, I could not have asked for a better experience. First, the massage chair helped relax my tension away. Secondly, Dr. Nasser explained each step during the procedure; keeping you informed step-by-step. Thirdly, he genuinely cares. He called me the next day to see how I was doing. People ask me, "Did the root canal hurt?" For me, I had no pain. My wife's root canal, she had minimum soreness which she took x1 Ibuprofen tablet. If you have to have a root canal, I highly recommend Dr. Nasser and his team." -Tom Walden

- Tom W

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The staff was very professional, courteous and genuinely interested in me. Dr. Nasser took the time to explain what the visit would consist of. He then showed me the problem area, explained what he would do to fix it and the possible outcomes. During the procedure he kept informing me of his progress. He is very personable, professional and skilled. Yes, I would recommend him to anyone needing that type of service.

- Vlad R

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Can not recommend them enough!!!

- Rick P

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I was very concerned about getting a root canal after I had a bad experience with another endodontist last year. Dr. Nasser was great! He made me feel very relaxed & talked to me throughout the root canal letting me know what he was doing & why. An added bonus was getting to listen to some great 70's music during the procedure! I would highly recommend Dr. Nasser!

- Mike C

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Dr. Nasser was a consummate professional. He explained everything that he was doing or going to do & made me feel as at ease as one can be , going into a root canal procedure. The whole thing was pretty much pain free . I highly recommend him .

- Anne F

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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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