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Washington Street Dentistry in Indianapolis offers root canal therapy

When dental problems arise, patients may have a variety of procedures they can consider to bring their smile back to health. One procedure commonly performed at Washington Street Dentistry in Indianapolis is root canal therapy.

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What is root canal therapy?

Root canal therapy t is performed to eliminate infection and maintain the natural structure of the tooth.

When might root canal therapy be needed?

There are several situations that may indicate the need for root canal therapy. They include:

  • Abscesses
  • Large areas of tooth decay
  • Injury to the tooth
  • Infection of the dental pulp


New Patients: (317) 333-6788

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Root canal therapy process

At Washington Street Dentistry, Dr. Matthew Church follows a precise process when performing root canal therapy. Also referred to as endodontic therapy, this treatment requires the dentist to access the inner portion of the tooth through a very small hole. The dental pulp, or the tissue inside of the tooth, is removed with special instruments. The canals are then disinfected and the area is filled with a material called gutta percha. Following these steps, the tooth is sealed with composite resin. Some teeth may benefit from the placement of a dental crown as an extra layer of protection. The entire process can be done in just one visit, though patients having crowns placed will need more time to complete. Dr. Matthew Church provides this service with local anesthetics and sedation if needed.

Book an appointment today

If you are interested in speaking to the team of Washington Street Dentistry about root canal therapy, we encourage you to contact us at (317) 333-6788. Our staff, and Dr. Matthew Church, work closely with patients to ensure they have access to the quality care and solutions they require to keep their smile healthy and beautiful! Call today to schedule an appointment and discuss restorative procedures.

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Washington Street Dentistry
Dr. Matthew Church

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A graduate from the University of Kentucky, Dr. M Church has an extensive amount of skill and expertise in the field of professional dentistry. With over 20 years of experience, he is a firm believer in providing his patients with the best possible care for their dental concerns. Whilst being educated and experienced in a multitude of dental services, Dr. Church is particularly proficient in the areas involving Invisalign, for which he is a certified provider, cosmetic dental services, and dental implants.

Dr. Church invests both time and resources in educating and maintaining his standard of quality in terms of his service. He undertook and graduated from the Misch International Implant Institute Surgical Program and maintains active membership with the American College of Oral Implantology. He is a Fellow of the International Congress of Oral Implantologists.


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I’ve been a patient of Dr. Church’s for 5 years and highly recommend Washington Street Dentistry. Dr. Church and his staff have taken care of my dental needs professionally and have referred me to competent specialists when necessary. You should make Washington Street Dentistry your first stop for dental needs in Indianapolis!

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