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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- Thomas N

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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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DDS Nasser was very personal, and professional. He explained every detail and continued to walk me through the process as he and his assistant were conducting the procedure. It was painless and very fast.

- Nicholas W

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This was my first Root Canal, I was beyond nervous. Dr Nasser explained what he was going to do step by step. He made sure I was comfortable and talking me through the whole process. The message chair is very comfortable and relaxing. I was back at work the next day. Dr. Nasser called the following day to check how I was doing.

- Uda S

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Great and easy experience

- Anonymous

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This was my second root canal treatment with Dr. Nasser. I've had a wonderful experience both times I've had to have treatment at this office. I would highly recommend Dr. Nasser's office to anyone who is in need of any Endodontic treatment.

- Melanie C

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Dr. Nasser performed a root canal procedure earlier today (7/7/20) on a tooth of mine and he was/is the consummate professional. He took the time to tell me what to expect, showed me the problem and did so with a sense of humor AND compassion/caring. I would/will recommend Dr. Nasser to anyone I know who needs his type of specialized services!!! I’m a 100% satisfied client!!!

- Scott R

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Dr. Nasser was absolutely awesome! This was my first root canal and by far the best experience I've had dealing with my teeth. My biggest fear was the numbing shots that I had to have, when they tell you he is great at giving the shots they aren't kidding. I didn't feel a single one that he gave me. I recommend Dr. Nasser a 100% if you have to have a root canal done. Thank you Dr. Nasser for making me feel comfortable from start to finish and to his assistance for this great experience.

- Spencer H

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Dr nasser went above to make me Comfortable!

- Laura F

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Fantastic job on all levels. Would highly recommend to anyone to receive care here.

- Wilson T

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I had procedure finished at 8:45, it is 2:00 and I do not feel I had anything done!

- Liz W

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For a root canal I was in and out of the office in 45 minutes. The staff was so friendly and efficient. Dr. Nasser took the time to explain everything that was happening. I felt no pain at all! Extremely satisfied with the whole experience.

- Gabby M

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To have a Root Canal,that is pain free from start to finish, could only come from a Endodontics that's at the top of his profession

- Conrad M

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Easiest root canal I’ve ever had. Pain Free.

- Kerrie D

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I had a last minute tooth ache and my dentist was able to recommend and refer me for a root canal to Dr Nassar and staff. First off, little to no pain involved with root canal procedure. I was informed along the way during the procedure of the steps he was taking and the care he was giving me. In addition, he and his staff were enjoyable to chat with during the procedure and gave me a true sense of calmness and that he was doing an outstanding job!

- Thomas K

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Dr. Nasser and his team are the absolute best at what they do! From securing an appointment with Andrea to quickly address my agonizing tooth pain to the totally PAIN-FREE root canal procedure performed by Dr. Nasser and his assistant, the experience couldn't have been any more professional, efficient and (believe it or not) pleasant. The procedure chair even gives you a back massage throughout the time you are there! Thank you Dr. Nasser and staff! If I, or any of my family, friends or associates need a root canal in the future, yours is the practice we will gladly visit!

- David W

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I was referred to Dr. Nasser by my dentist. I first met him last fall when one of my molars was a little unhappy. At that time Dr. Nasser advised waiting to see how things unfold and told me, "If you were my wife I would wait". Love that! I recently decided to go ahead and get it taken care of this summer even though it wasn't terribly painful, just annoying. My first root canal experience couldn't have been any easier. Dr. Nasser found 4 canals in my molar (one was hidden) and one was calcified. He and his assistant Sheila work with lightening speed and efficiency. I was in and out of the office in an hour, truly amazing. It really wasn't much different than getting a cavity filled. There was absolutely no pain during or after the procedure, even the initial numbing injections were pain free. Dr. Nasser's expertise is quite evident in his high tech equipment and his ability to inform the patient (complete with pictures and x-rays) of what he plans to do and what is the best approach. I would highly, 100%, recommend him for any Endodontic needs. He truly relieves his patients of any dental appointment fears or anxieties. He called the next day to check up on me, which again was totally pain free. He is very caring and does everything he can to help his patients to do well. Thank you Dr. Nasser, you are a ROCK STAR in my book !!! I will certainly return to him for any future Endodontic needs.

- Sallie P

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Experience is indescribable! Dr. Nasser is very friendly, informative, explaining the process as well demonstrating it with tremendous graphics and very reassuring. The technological tools are simply amazing and the graphics are shown almost like one would do in recording the procedure and with running commentary. Also very time conscious and seek to avoid patient having to make a return visit. Striving to achieve the most in a very productive manner. I had two root canals done, painlessly- and given recommendations to deal with after effects and recover quickly.

- Anthony L

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Doctor Nasser is very skilled and completed the work more quickly than I could have imagined. I have not experienced any pain or discomfort following the procedure. Highly recommend!

- Jim S

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My tooth needed a root canal and I was in a lot of discomfort. I saw my dentist who said I needed a root canal. I have used Dr. Nasser on two other occasions and had a great experience so I wanted to see him again. My dentist referred me to Dr. Nasser and I was seen the same day with the idea that it was for a consult only because they were booked. I had an appointment with my dentist at 9:15 and by 10:15 I was seen by Dr. Nasser. He said he would work me in and by 11:30 on was back at work. The experience was fantastic. The office staff is wonderful as well. If you have to have a root canal Dr. Nasser is who I would recommend. I have now had three root canals and every experience has been wonderful. I am in the health care profession and can say without hesitation that Dr. Nasser and his staff are the best in the business. Dr. Nasser is both an excellent clinician and caring toward his patients. I am not one to write reviews but I have never had a better health care experience. Thanks again Dr. Nasser and staff for your excellent care.

- Lee B

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I have never had a root canal procedure before seeing Dr. Nasser recently. I was nervous about the procedure, but my tooth pain required me to see him. I was told he was the best in the area, and that was absolutely the truth! He was thorough, calming, efficient and excellent at his craft. My tooth pain was immediately cured and I was in and out of his office in 35 minutes. I would recommend everyone I know see him if his services were needed!

- Gentry M

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After spending years in anxiety and fear I totally enjoyed my experience with Dr. Nasser and his staff. Everyone was super friendly, informative and caring. It turned out to be the most pleasant Dental experience ever. Dr. Nasser was extremely supportive and informative every step of the way! Great job!

- Richard N

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Best root canal ever! Dr. Nasser is a root canal specialist among other things so know you are in good hands. He makes sure you are comfortable every step of the way and lets you know what he is up to. He is very quick and I did not feel any pain at all! I also like how he gives you his undivided attention while you are there. This was a great experience so look no further than Dr. Nasser and staff!

- Jessica B

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I have heard stories for years about this type of procedure; all bad. I was very pleasantly surprised. I had an excellent experience. I highly recommend this practice and this Doctor.

- James G

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This is the 3rd root canal I've had to have and the 1st time I've been to Dr Nasser. I was so impressed! The injections didn't even hurt, nothing hurt, and he was so polite and professional! I really liked how he explained every step of the process so I felt educated about the procedure. If I ever need one again, I will only go to Dr Nasser! He's the absolute best and I highly recommend his services!

- Joan W

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