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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I thought Dr. Nasser was the best. He was gentle, explained everything as he went along. He had lots of patience, does wonderful work. I cannot stop talking to everyone about the great experience I had. I will highly recomend him to everyone.

- Sema S

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All went well except my tooth broke off due to the large cavity, adding an additional visit and expense with Dr Gordon.

- Betty W

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Great experience with Dr.Nasser! I was so nervous and anxious about my root canal, and my visit was not all what I expected! Dr. Nasser is calm and friendly and reassuring. He talks you through the procedure and the massage chair is awesome! I was eventually able to settle down and actually lived through this experience with flying colors. If you need to see a specialist, I HIGHLY recommend this office. The staff is as equally friendly and professional as Dr.Nasser. If dentist appoinents make you nervous, this is the perfect place for you! Thank you Dr.Nasser and staff!!

- Laura S

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A root canal sounded scary but it was fast, painless, and, believe it or not, an overall good experience. Dr Nassar is calm, funny, and walked me through everything during the procedure.

- Mike S

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Fantastic dentist and staff. His office and staff make you feel like a very important person. Service performed and time it took was top of the line!!

- Julie S

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Everyone in this office was very friendly and courteous. Dr Nasser was kind enough to draw a diagram and explain the procedure he was going to perform. Thank you all.

- Charlie D

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First, I was in the lobby looking for the floor and room number with my referral form from Dr. Ball in my hand. A young lady said follow me I work there. No 1 good impression. Next the Asst. seated me and the Doctor came in and told me what he was going to do. During the procedure he kept me informed and kept wanting to know if I was ok. what I thought would be a not so nice procedure turned into " a piece of cake". No 2 good impression. Thursday afternoon I receive a phone call from Dr. Nasser himself wanting to know how I was doing. No 3 good impression. Over all, a very good impression and I would go to no other Doctor if I needed another root canal. A very well ioled machine is your office. Harold

- harold a s

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Dr. Nassar was very detailed in his presentation and kept me informed throughout the procedure, which I appreciated. Actually, a pleasant experience considering I was there for a root canal. Result: Total success! I would highly recommend Dr. Nassar and his entire staff.

- Greg D

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Like some of other testimonials, I was anxious about root canal because people told me about bad experiences. Dr. Nasser puts one at ease explaining procedure and is very gentle. Even though I really do not like going to dentists, I would highly recommend Dr Nasser as an endodontist. Pain Free! 5 star

- Belinda "Lin" S

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I had a great experience and recommend Dr. Nasser and his team.

- Lisa D

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My complicated root canal problem has been fixed due to Dr. Nasser's skill and expertise. Many thanks to both Dr. Nasser and his staff.

- David V

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As a dentist myself, Dr. Nasser is the one I chose.

- Bob S

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Wonderful experience at Dr. Nasser's office. Root canal was a breeze. Have already recommended him to several friends and co-workers.

- Mandy P

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Procedure was done with the most care and comfort and was done with the least amount of pain as possible. Rating on scale of 1 to 5 the rating is a 5

- Paula S

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Dr. Scheduled me in on an emergency basis at end of a long hard day. Very much appreciated.

- Judi B

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I was very impressed with Dr. Nasser and his office staff. He was very thorough in explaining what he was going to do before he started. He explained what he was doing during the root canal. and went over what he had done at the completion of the procedure, explaining what was being done in each of the pictures he took during the procedure. He was careful to explain post-op instructions and be sure I understood them. He emailed a copy of his notes, complete with the pictures to my dentist and myself. The next day I got a phone call from him to see how I was feeling and if I had any problems or questions. I will definitely go to him again if I need any endodontic work in the future.

- Ruth G

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I had a very difficult tooth, which had caused me pain for at least two months. Dr Nasser explained everything he was doing during the procedure, and made me perfectly comfortable and confident.

- Linda F

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I called Dr. Nasser's office last Friday (when office was closed) and he answered the phone. He talked to me about my tooth, got in touch with his insurance gal in the office while I was on hold to see if they covered my insurance, and he scheduled an appointment for Monday morning (today). I thought it was a consultation, but he had me down to do the root canal (I had already met with someone else who didn't take my insurance, so knew I needed the procedure). I was not prepared to have the root canal done today- but went ahead and had him do it. It was painless, only took 30 minutes, and was much easier than I thought it would be. Dr. Nasser explained everything, helped me feel comfortable to go ahead and do the procedure; he even has a massage chair you sit in during the procedure. I would definitely refer him to anyone needing a root canal. I am a nurse, and felt he and his staff were very professional and friendly.

- Kim K

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I ended up having two necessary root canals within a 5 day span. The nurses and especially Dr. Nasser made me feel so welcomed. They are all very professional. Dr. Nasser explained everything throughout my root canals which put me at ease. Absolutely great experience! Root canals are not as bad as people think. Thank you Dr Nasser and team for everything!!

- Jason S

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You often hear terrible things about having a root canal but Dr. Nasser made a root canal feel like a visit to the spa! The massage chair and the great music made the experience very relaxing. And I walked in at 7:45 am and walked out at 8:45 am. Dr. Nasser is great at what he does and extremely pleasant to deal with. I will have any future root canal work done by Dr. Nasser and no one else! And the staff is awesome as well.

- Lori A

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I was really nervous about getting a root canal but dr Nasser was great! He explained everything that was going on and made it look so simple. NO PAIN. During or after. You're all numbed up 🙂 I recommend him!

- Lily H

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Hope I do not need another root canal but if I do, I would choose Dr. Nasser. He was pleasant and put me at ease right from the start. He reviewed my file and told me what he could and what my options were. The procedure was done with no pain and Dr. Nasser explained what he was doing throughout. The next day, I had no pain and Dr. Nasser even called me to check in.

- Brad R

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