Specialists In Saving Teeth

The office of Dr. Adam B. Broady,
Dr. Sam B. Patterson and Charles L. Steffel, specialists in saving teeth.

The Doctors

Dr. Adam B. Broady


Dr. Broady grew up in Carmel, Indiana. He attended Indiana University in Bloomington, graduating with High Distinction while earning a B.A. in Biology. Dr. Broady went on to attend Indiana University’s School of Dentistry and was proudly inducted into the Omicron Kappa Upsilon Honor Society upon graduation.

Dr. Sam B. Patterson


Dr. Patterson was raised in Zionsville and graduated from Park Tudor High School. He went on to complete his undergraduate education at Miami University and obtained his Bachelor of Science degree in Business Management with a co-major in Premedical Sciences. He went on to complete a post-graduate Master of Science program at Indiana University Purdue University Indianapolis.

Dr. Charles L. Steffel


Dr. Steffel officially retired from practice in May of 2022.

Thank you for considering our office for your dental needs. Our endodontics office in Indianapolis specializes in saving teeth. Dr. Broady, Dr. Patterson and Dr. Steffel are active members of the American Association of Endodontists and the American Dental Association.

Your dentist referred you to our office for the best endodontic care in the Indianapolis area. Meridian Endodontics is one of the most referred dental specialists in the state. Our team of experts, led by Dr. Broady, has extensive experience working together. In addition, several of our staff members have been a part of the dental office for over 20 years.

We always strive to provide professional dental care in a friendly and comfortable environment. Patients can expect compassionate services and unsurpassed quality with all treatments, retreatments, and surgical procedures.

If you have additional questions outside the scope of our website about our endodontic services

Please contact us at 317-846-4980.

What We Provide

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.

Where does the phrase originate? Endodontic comes from the Greek words "endo" and "odont," which means inside the tooth. While the mention might make you shudder, it's a practical and effective method for saving teeth.

Endodontic Retreatment

With proper care, most teeth that have had endodontic (root canal) treatment can last a lifetime.

Most initial root canals don't need retreatment or further care. However, if the tooth fails to heal, other options are available. Endodontists in Indianapolis offer re-treatment as the second line of care. The pain or infection may return weeks, months, or years later.

Endodontic Surgery

Sometimes nonsurgical endodontic (root canal) treatment alone cannot save a tooth.

Although endodontists in Indianapolis perform hundreds of root canals every year, not all are successful. A surgical procedure may be necessary to determine the cause. Additionally, endodontic surgery may relieve pain by removing damaged tissue.

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Root Canal Therapy

A root canal is one of the most common dental procedures with millions performed every year.

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...

Endodontic Retreatment

With proper care, most teeth that have had endodontic (root canal) treatment can last a lifetime.

Yet, a tooth that has received treatment may fail to heal or pain may continue to exist. Sometimes, the pain may occur months or years after treatment. If so, endodontic retreatment...


Generally, a root canal is all that is needed to save teeth with injured pulp from extraction.

Endodontic surgery can be used to locate fractures or hidden canals that do not appear on x-rays but still manifest pain in the tooth. Damaged root surfaces or the surrounding bone...

Cracked Teeth

Cracked teeth demonstrate many types of symptoms, including pain when chewing, temperature sensitivities, or even the release of biting pressure.

It is also common for pain to come and go, making it difficult to diagnose the cause of discomfort. Chewing can cause movement of the cracked pieces of your tooth...

Traumatic Injuries

Injuries to the mouth can cause teeth to be pushed back into their sockets. Your endodontist or general dentist may reposition and stabilize your tooth.

Your Endodontist or general dentist may reposition and stabilize your tooth. Root canal treatment is usually started within a few weeks of the injury and a medication, such as...

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