Charles L. Steffel, DDS, MSD
9002 N. Meridian Street., Suite 201
Indianapolis, IN 46202
Thank you for your interest in endodontics pc, the office of Dr. Charles L. Steffel, specialists in saving teeth. Dr. Steffel is an active member and past leader of both the American Association of Endodontists and the American Dental Association. We look forward to being of service to you. Our expert team, led Dr. Steffel, includes an experienced endodontic staff who have been on our team for10 to 17 years. We provide the highest standard of professional care in a friendly, comfortable environment.
By referring you to our office, your dentist has shown their concern that you receive the finest endodontic care possible. Our goal is to provide unsurpassed quality in a compassionate environment of professionalism and clinical excellence. We hope to exceed your expectations.
We hope that the information provided here answers many of your questions about endodontic treatment. If you would like additional information, please don’t hesitate to contact us at 317-846-4980.
Endodontic (Root Canal) Treatment
A root canal is one of the most common dental procedures with millions performed every year. “Endo” is the Greek word for “inside” and “odont” is Greek for “tooth.” Endodontic treatment treats the inside of the tooth. This simple treatment can save your natural teeth and prevent the need for dental implants or bridges. For more information on root canal treatment at our office, please visit our root canal page.
With proper care, most teeth that have had endodontic (root canal) treatment can last a lifetime. In some cases, however, a tooth fails to heal. The tooth may become painful or infected months or even years after successful treatment. If your tooth has failed to heal or has developed new problems, you have a second chance. Another endodontic procedure (retreatment) may be able to save your natural tooth. For more information on endodontic retreatment at our office, please visit our endodontic retreatment page.
Sometimes nonsurgical endodontic (root canal) treatment alone cannot save a tooth. Endodontic surgery can be used to diagnose and treat symptoms that persist or return after nonsurgical root canal treatment. Hidden canals or fractures that do not appear on x-rays can cause pain and infection in the tooth. Damaged root surfaces or the surrounding bone may also be treated with this procedure. For more information on root canal surgery at our office, please visit our root canal surgery page.