Dr. Marc Murphy, DDS
5519 E 82nd Street, Suite B
Indianapolis, IN. 46250
(317) 849-5898

Root Canals

Have your teeth been sensitive to hot and cold temperatures or have you noticed swelling in your gums? If so, it is important that you have this discomfort diagnosed. If a tooth or some teeth have started to decay, infection could spread to the root of the tooth or to other teeth. You could also experience other health problems as a result of issues with your teeth.

Endodontic treatment, also known as ‘root canal therapy,’ can help you save your natural teeth when the nerve or the pulp of a tooth becomes infected or damaged. Contrary to common misguided notions, root canals do not have to be uncomfortable. According to a survey conducted by the American Association of Endodontics, patients who have undergone a root canal treatment describe the treatment as “painless” six times more than those who haven’t had the treatment.

During a root canal procedure, the nerve and infected tissue are removed from the tooth and replaced with a material that seals out infection-causing bacteria. The tooth is reconstructed and fitted with a crown.

With our advanced technology, your comfort will be ensured during the entire procedure.