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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Dr. Nasser was great. No one wants to get a root canal, but I would 100% recommend Dr. Nasser to anyone who needed one. He was very personable, explained everything he was going to do, and followed up with a phone call the next day to see how I was doing. The procedure was quicker than I expected and outside of the pinch of the numbing needle, it was pain-free. Kudos to Dr. Nassar for being great at what he does, as well as having a good sense of humor while doing it.

- Chris H

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I usually don't write these reviews, but in this case, I do have to make an exception. The minute you walked into this clinic, you knew you walked into a first class organization by the courtesy and professional knowledge shown by the receiving staff. The same is also true for Dr. Tom Nasser. The explanations of the RCT procedure with all the tools available to him, allays any fears I had coming into the clinic. I was totally relaxed throughout the procedure with his friendly disposition. I will unequivocally and without any hesitation recommend Dr. Tom Nasser for any Endodontic therapies. By the way he got jokes too. He also followed up the next day to check on my well being. Which I really appreciated.

- Babajide A

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Super experience, Thank you for all the extra time spent to make me feel comfortable.

- Paul C

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Dr Nasser and his Staff are fantastic. Arriving at the Office I was immediately greeted and welcomed. With in 5 minutes was in a room. Dr Nasser let’s you know every step of the procedure and makes sure you are comfortable all the way Thu the process. Would recommend Dr Nasser to friends and family needing Top care.

- Juan G

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Keep up the good work

- Analiza R

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Super quick and simple, overall painless. Was great to know what was going on, the plan ahead, and progress during the appointment.

- Nickolas S

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The overall experience was excellent. It could not have been better. I would highly recommend Dr. Nassar.

- Emalee V

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I never thought I would speak glowingly about a root canal, but here I am.

- Stephanie P

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Great office and great staff. Dr. Nasser and his staff proving a wonderful environment and were very polite. This root canal was the easiest procedure I have ever had done. Thank you!!

- Natalie H

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Dr. Nasser is very professional, highly competent and with a great bedside manner. I would highly recommend him to anyone having endontic issues. 10+

- April W

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I had a root canal a few years ago, performed by a different doctor, and the experience was miserable. Fast forward to last week, and my experience with Dr. Nasser and his staff was nothing short of miraculous. I've already told anyone who'll listen that if they need a root canal, go to Dr. Nasser.

- Tim G

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I am amazed at how enthusiastic Dr. Nasser is a trying to save my teeth and reduce my pain.

- Judith M

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If you need a root canal, this is you guy. He has a great staff and as for him, couldn’t find a more professional person. He makes the procedure feel like nothing more than a routine dental visit.

- Al M

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Amazing! I went in for a consult and came out with a completed root canal in less than 2 hours. As a long time "dentophobe" my anxiety when hearing that I needed yet another root canal was sky high. This was not the usual lengthy, uncomfortable, tortuous root canal. From the numbing to the end of the procedure, I felt NO PAIN. NONE!! Dr Nasser was extremely personable, great at explaining every step, thoughtful and responsive to questions. It was really an incredible experience and I would highly recommend every friend to his care. Thank you Dr Nasser!

- Jill B

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I went in in severe pain and came out without pain! Dr. Nasser is absolutely amazing! A perfectionist! My fears were calmed by his office plaques: 30 years experience, top ratings year after year! He talked throughout the procedure, explaining in detail what he was doing. The post-op images were excellent! Wow, I just can't say enough about my pleasant experience in his care! Oh, and did I mention, his chair has a back massager for relaxing during the procedure. Thank you very much, Dr. Nasser!

- Dawn R

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My teeth have always been very difficult to completely numb, but Dr. Nasser did it with ease. If you are worried about pain, this is your guy. He is a miracle worker. Finally I have had a completely painless dental experience which I thought I'd never live to see. He is kind, funny, thorough, patient, and just maybe the most skilled endodontist in the universe. I can't possibly overstate how excellent he was in every way or how relieved I was to be able to sail through a root canal appointment. Thank you again, more than I can say.

- Elizabeth R

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Dr. Nasser solved my problem easily in every situation, helped me even when I was late, I am impressed with his knowledge and kindness, I recommended 100% Thank you so much

- Sevarahon A

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Fantastic experience!

- Teresa S

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No one wants to have a root canal - but if it becomes necessary, you want to be in the capable hands of Dr. Tom Nasser. He is a perfectionist and an educator…I learned alot today. Thanks Dr. Tom. Enjoyed sharing memories of your father who was a wonderful cardiologist and person. You would make him proud.

- Peggy F

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I was in a bad spot. I had a crown placed to hopefully not have to have a root canal by another amazing dentist. After a few weeks I realized I would need a root canal. I couldn't get in anywhere around my area for weeks so I literally called around to get it pulled bc I was in so much pain. I did end up getting in at my primary dentist that led me to Dr nassar in Carmel and he got me in the next day! An amazing experience for sure. He reassured me throughout the whole process letting me know how much longer and what he was doing without giving me to much detail lol. He immediately at the beginning pressed a button to my surprise was a massage chair! I was floored. He turned on some great music and adjusted me to make sure I was comfortable. He numbed me very well which I had had a problem with before. They actually had the x-ray apron on me as well throughout the procedure which felt like a weighted blanket I have at home which provides me extra comfort. My first time going there and the drive for me was behind worth it. Some people don't mind the dentist but I'm not one of those. I wouldn't mind ever going back to him for further procedures if need be! Thank you Dr nassar truly!

- Cassandra T

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I selected Dr Nasser because I had heard such good things about him from my dentist and other patients so I decided to travel 5 hours round trip for my treatment and I was not disappointed!!!! The whole experience was so easy and painless!!! He explained everything thoroughly and treated me with such kindness and respect! I will recommend him to everyone I know!!

- Lisa H

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Unbelievably great service!! So friendly and skilled.

- Mike P

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They deserve MORE than 5 stars! Anytime a root canal is completed in less than an hour is AWESOME. I have already told others how unbelievable (and positive) BOTH experiences were. (I had to have two done in less than a week.)

- Jinger F

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I had an excellent experience at my first Root Canal appointment. I arrived confident and positive of the entire procedure. Dr Nasser is an outstanding endodontist and teacher as he skillfully moves through the procedure. His efficiency with the sequence of the procedural steps and his narration to me are signs of his respect that the patient should be involved in the entire process. He showed me the x-rays, photographs, CT scan and interpreted them to me. At no time during the entire treatment did I feel any pain. After the 50-minute appointment I also had no pain- none. I had no pain the next day or the next days. In mentioning this repair to others, they thought it would be agony and a gruesome experience. It was a pleasure to happily advise them of what is now possible in excellent Root Canal treatment with a 5 -star endodontist who loves this specialty, a state-of -the -art setting and a reliable staff who have worked together for over 10 years. Others marvel in disbelief at my own update. If I needed another Root Canal, I would definitely return to the office of Dr Tom Nasser.

- Joan M

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Fast, efficient... and explained everything! A much better experience than I thought it would be. THANK-YOU!

- Jinger F

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Dr. Nasser is one of the best! You feel very comfortable and informed before the procedure and during procedure. Would highly recommend him to anyone.

- Debbie W

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I have had three root canals and have a bad phobia of the dentist. Dr Nasser puts you at ease throughout the whole procedure. He is confident but not cocky, he explains what he is doing step by step, he reads your body language, he doesn’t rush things, and he’s very good at what he does. There are little things that make the experience better such as the chair having a back massage feature, putting something on my lips to ensure they don’t dry and crack, and using a bite block so my jaw didn’t get tired. Staff is friendly too. I got through a root canal with no gas, I can’t even do a filling at my dentist without gas, that’s just how great my experiences have been here.

- Craig D

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I’ve been a referring dentist to Dr. Nasser for over 20years! I’ve never doubted the quality of the work and the top notch office experience he gives to my patients. Appreciate all that you do for us!

- Mark B

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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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