What to expect at your first visit

Your first appointment with our office is generally a consultation. Make sure to show up for your appointment 10 minutes early to fill out necessary paperwork. To help you fill out these forms properly, remember to bring your insurance card, subscriber information, and a referral from your general dentist. Bring a list of medications you are taking, and any allergies that you may have.

During your consultation we review the existing structure to create a personalized plan for you. Unfortunately, not all teeth can be saved by root canal treatment. If the root canals are not accessible, the root is severely fractured, or the tooth doesn’t have adequate bone support, then there is a possibility that the tooth cannot be restored.

Clinical testing will be done on the affected tooth to arrive at a diagnosis. This process starts with a digital x-ray of the tooth. The tooth is then tested for pain to bite, palpation, percussion, cold, and heat sensitivity. The doctor will assess the mobility of the tooth and the health of the surrounding gum tissue. It is highly important NOT TO TAKE PAIN KILLERS PRIOR TO YOUR APPOINTMENT. Taking pain killers will mask your symptoms, therefore making your clinical tests invalid.

Once a diagnosis is made by the doctor, a treatment plan will be presented to you by a professional treatment coordinator. A quote will be given to you explaining your insurance benefits and financial responsibilities. Then an appointment will be made for your root canal treatment.

Printable Paperwork to complete before appointment 
Printable Patient Paperwork.pdf

Meet the Doctor image
Curt A. Warren, DDS
Dr. Warren grew up on the westside of Indianapolis and graduated from Ben Davis High School in 1989. He completed undergraduate studies at Indiana University Bloomington in 1993, then attended the Indiana University School of Dentistry, where he received his D.D.S. degree in 1997.

After graduation from dental school, Dr. Warren spent five years in private practice as a general dentist, and an additional two years as a full-time faculty member at the IU School of Dentistry, serving as director of the Emergency Dental Clinic at Wishard Hospital.

In 2004, Dr. Warren entered the Postgraduate Endodontics Residency program at the University of Maryland, earning his Certificate in Endodontics in 2006. He then returned to Indianapolis and began his private practice as a specialist in Endodontics.  In 2012, Dr. Warren became a Diplomate of the American Board of Endodontics.  In 2022, he completed recertification requirements to maintain this status.

Dr. Warren is a member of the American Dental Association, the Indiana Dental Association, the Indianapolis District Dental Society, and the American Association of Endodontists. He lives in Carmel with his wife and two children.

10439 Commerce Dr #120 Carmel, IN 46032 +1-(317) 876-3636 Monday 8AM–5PM Tuesday 8AM–5PM Wednesday 8AM–5PM Thursday 8AM–5PM Friday 8AM–12PM Saturday Closed Sunday Close