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Dr. Rawan Tannous

Dentist | General Practice

10775 Onyx Dr Carmel IN, 46032



Dr. Rawan Tannous is a Dentist practicing in Carmel, IN. Dr. Tannous specializes in preventing, diagnosing, and treating diseases and conditions associated with the mouth and overall dental health. She is trained to carry out such treatment as professional cleaning, restorative, prosthodontic, and endodontic procedures, and performing examinations, among many others.

Dr. Tannous received her dental training from Nova Southeastern University in Davie, Florida. In addition to over 10 years of experience, she completed 2 years of advanced education in General Dentistry. Dr. Tannous enjoys all aspects of dentistry, though she is most passionate about health, beauty, and overall oral care.

Dr. Tannous is committed to providing the best possible treatment for her patients with the highest standards of care.  She understands the importance of lifelong learning, professional development, and responsibility towards her patients. She attends continuing education courses to deliver quality and comprehensive care and make best clinical judgments using evident based diagnoses and treatment planning. Dr. Tannous, possesses the highest qualifications and is extremely well skilled in all phases of dentistry.

Dr. Tannous is an active member in the American Dental Association, Indiana Dental Association, Indianapolis District Dental Society, Indianapolis General Dentistry Study Club, American Academy of Facial esthetics (AAFE), Give kids A Smile, the Special Olympics Healthy Athletes program.  Outside of the office, she enjoys spending time with her husband and two beautiful children. She also likes to travel, and cook.

Education and Training

Nova Southeastern University AEGD 2016

Jordan University of Science DDS 2006

Provider Details

Female English, Arabic, French
Dr. Rawan Tannous
Dr. Rawan Tannous's Expert Contributions
  • What is the best treatment for gingivitis?

    Have your teeth professionally cleaned. A cleaning by your hygienist is the first big step in the treatment of gingivitis. Your hygienist can remove significantly more plaque build-up than you can remove on your own. Hygienists and dentists are also specifically trained to identify the early signs and symptoms of gingivitis to help you get ahead of any issues. Ask your dentist or hygienist if you’re brushing and flossing properly We learn these skills at a very early age, and a little refresher course can make a huge difference. READ MORE

  • How long does the pain last after a gum graft?

    The healing process is often quick, taking 1 to 2 weeks for the mouth to heal fully but may take longer. People can take over-the-counter (OTC) pain relievers or prescription medications to help. READ MORE

  • How should I clean my dentures?

    To keep dentures clean, you’ll need the following: a soft-bristled toothbrush designed specifically for dentures, water, denture cleaning solution or mild soap and a soft towel. Plan to brush your dentures at least once daily. Brushing them twice a day, every morning and every night is even better. But don’t use toothpaste when brushing your dentures. READ MORE

  • What is the treatment for gingivitis?

    Professional cleaning which includes removing all traces of plaque, tartar and bacterial products. This treatment usually reverses symptoms of gingivitis and prevents its progression to more serious gum disease and tooth loss. You have the best chance for successful treatment when you also adopt a daily routine of good oral care and stop tobacco use READ MORE

  • When can you speak after jaw surgery?

    Healing from jaw surgery can take anywhere from six weeks to 12 weeks, depending upon the procedure. Most patients can expect to return to school or work within 10-14 days after jaw surgery. Facial swelling will probably be considerably reduced by three weeks after surgery. However, complete jaw healing can take between nine and 12 months. READ MORE

  • Is dental implant surgery safe?

    Dental implants are a safe and long-lasting solution to missing teeth, whether they replace one, several teeth. Young, old or middle-aged, most patients are viable candidates – growing children are the only exception, as their teeth and jawbones are still developing. Check with your dentist if you are a good candidate for implants. READ MORE

  • What is the best crown for back a tooth?

    If cosmetic appearance is not a factor, nothing can beat a gold crown. Gold crowns (and metal ones in general) are very strong and can be expected to withstand even the heaviest biting and chewing forces well. The only disadvantage of a gold cap is its color. But if it won’t show (like when placed on teeth way in the back) this isn’t a drawback. The other option is all ceramic crowns. The big advantage of having porcelain (all-ceramic) dental crowns placed is that they create an exceedingly life-like end result. So, in those situations where cosmetic considerations are of great concern, all-porcelain crowns make an excellent choice. READ MORE

  • What is the alternative to a dental bridge?

    Dental Implants are better solution and "standard of care" in today's modern dentistry. A dental implant looks and functions like a real tooth. There is no reduction in tooth structure on any of your surrounding teeth, like there is with a bridge. READ MORE

  • Which is better zirconia or ceramic crown for the front tooth?

    All-ceramic crowns are made of translucent porcelain, and they reflect light like your natural teeth and look almost exactly like them. But their durability may be less due to the inherent need for greater care against heavy forces. On the other hand, zirconium crowns are very strong and last longer but don't have the same esthetic results compared to the ceramic crown. READ MORE

  • How long will gum recession surgery take?

    The entire procedure should take around 45 minutes to one hour. Once the surgeon is satisfied that the root surfaces have been cleaned, the gums are stitched back into place. Most commonly, stitches that need to be removed after 1 week are placed. READ MORE

  • Can I get a bridge without a root canal?

    In some cases, it absolutely can be. If the patient is able to understand the possibility of needing root canal treatment down the line and is fine with it then the dentist can try to avoid one at the time of crown preparation through conservative tooth preparation. READ MORE

  • Will my teeth hurt after a dental cleaning?

    If your teeth and gums are healthy and you get dental cleanings every six months as recommended, your regular cleanings can dislodge plaque and particles in between teeth, allowing teeth to shift back to their natural positions. This can also cause an aching feeling, which you may also experience after flossing. As in the situations mentioned above, this feeling is normal and will pass quickly. But if you have issues with your gums, like the gum disease gingivitis, you may also experience pain or discomfort after a dental cleaning. Because plaque and tartar are being removed, the surface of your gums that may have been affected will be exposed. Also, sensitivity as a result of gingivitis or gum disease can make your gums more sensitive to cleaning. In either case, this discomfort should decrease fairly quickly, and the cleaning will help prevent the progress of gum disease. READ MORE

  • Should I have toothache after getting a crown?

    A toothache that develops soon after a crown is placed is likely related to the gluing process or an uneven bite. Dental cements that glue the crown in place are acidic or rely on acidic primers, which can irritate the nerve in a tooth. This can cause pain or temperature sensitivity that usually lasts a few days but can persist for up to a year. New crowns can also cause pain if the fit is slightly off and causes an uneven bite. If the crowned tooth meets the opposing teeth before all the others when biting down, pain will likely persist until the crown is filed down. READ MORE

  • Can I use mouthwash with a temporary crown?

    Yes, mouthwash is perfectly fine to use with a temporary crown. The cleaner you can keep your temporary crown the less inflammation and bleeding occurs when placing the permeant crown. READ MORE

  • How long does it take to get 2 dental implants?

    The actual surgical placement of a dental implant in an ideal site takes about 30 minutes, about 3-4 months for the implant to integrate to the bone and at that point the final restoration can be fabricated. READ MORE

  • Can dentures be permanently glued in?

    Permanent dentures are an alternative to traditional removable dentures. Surgically placed dental implants replace missing tooth roots and create a stable base for permanent dentures.They are not the same thing as dental implants, but they are attached to them. READ MORE

  • How are full dentures held in place?

    Complete dentures rely on the thin layer of saliva between the denture, jaw bone, and gums. They used the natural shape of your jaw to hold them in place. Complete dentures don’t have the support of your natural teeth so they may require some practice before they feel natural in your mouth. A properly fitted denture shouldn’t slip or fall out. Your dentist will evaluate your oral health and help you choose the best product to keep your dentures secure in your mouth. READ MORE

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    If the infection doesn't get better within 2 days of taking the antibiotics and gets worse, then I recommended going to the nearest ER to get it checked. READ MORE

  • Is front tooth implant surgery painful?

    The procedure itself is not painful since it is performed with either general or local anesthesia to completely numb the mouth. After dental implantation, once the numbness wears off, mild to moderate pain may be noticed. You can take over-the-counter painkillers to deal with any discomfort. After about 24 hours, you may notice bruising, swelling and tenderness around the implant site. The implant area will likely feel very tender and sensitive. You should avoid hot foods and crunchy foods. Your dentist will give you a full list of instructions and a recovery timeline to follow. You’ll continue to notice these symptoms for about 3-7 days after your treatment. After about 5 days, your pain and discomfort should subside quite a bit. After about a week, your mouth will feel mostly normal again. READ MORE

  • Braces

    Never too old!! Whether you are 10 or 80, the process of straightening teeth is the exact same and you are never too old for braces or Clear Aligners. Adults have denser bone tissue than children, so it may take a little bit longer to move your teeth, but not by much. READ MORE

Areas of expertise and specialization

Family and Cosmetic Dentistry

Professional Memberships

  • American Academy of Facial Esthetics  
  • American Dental Association  
  • Indiana Dental Association  
  • Indianpolis District Dental Society  


  • Teeth cleaning, filings, crowns, veneers, bridges, alignment, whitening, extraction. Mouthguard and Botox treatment for teeth clinching/ grinding.

Professional Affiliations

  • America Academy of Facial Esthetics

Dr. Rawan Tannous's Practice location

Carmel West Dentistry

10775 Onyx Dr -
Carmel, IN 46032
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Carmel West Dentistry

3965 W. 106 St. -
Carmel, IN 46032
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New patients: 317-253-8631

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Patient Experience with Dr. Tannous


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Dr. Rawan Tannous has a rating of 5 out of 5 stars based on the reviews from 1 patient. FindaTopDoc has aggregated the experiences from real patients to help give you more insights and information on how to choose the best Dentist | General Practice in your area. These reviews do not reflect a providers level of clinical care, but are a compilation of quality indicators such as bedside manner, wait time, staff friendliness, ease of appointment, and knowledge of conditions and treatments.
  • Ed

    Dr Tannous took over Carmel West Dentistry from Dr Halsema and maintained the high standards of patient care. The team is amazing, very kind, friendly and patient. I live this office!

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A skilled dentist, Dr. Tannous tends to patients’ dental needs in Carmel and the greater Indianapolis area at Carmel West Dentistry office. She is devoted to providing the highest standard of care through her commitment to quality, new technology, innovative procedures, and ongoing education. 

 In addition to over 10 years of dental experience, Dr. Tannous completed two years of Advanced Education in General Dentistry at Nova Southeastern University College of Dental Medicine in Davie, Florida. She also completed a year of residency treating special needs patients.

Devoted to providing the best possible treatment and transcending patients’ dental expectations, Dr. Tannous takes her time to understand her patients’ questions, goals and  make them comfortable and at ease. She enjoys all aspects of dentistry, though she is most passionate about beauty and overall oral health. She is trained to carry out cosmetic dentistry like crowns, veneers, whitening and clear aligners to help accomplish your dream smile. She is also certified to administer Botox and Dermal Fillers through the American Academy of Facial Esthetics. Dr. Tannous employs her education and training skills to help patients with TMJ problems and enhance patients’ smiles. 

Dr. Tannous understands the importance of lifelong learning, professional development, and responsibility towards her patients. She attends continuing education courses to deliver quality and comprehensive care and makes best clinical judgments using evidence-based diagnoses and treatment planning. Dr. Tannous is an active member of the American Dental Association, the Indiana Dental Association, the Indianapolis District Dental Society, the Indianapolis General Dentistry Study Club, the American Academy of Facial Esthetics, Give Kids A Smile, and the Special Olympics Healthy Athletes program.  

Outside of the office, Dr. Tannous enjoys spending time with her husband and two beautiful children. She also likes to travel and cook. Her favorite vacation destinations include Paris, Dubai, and Thailand. She is fluent in English, Arabic, and French.

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