Endodontics in Lake Forest
Endodontics in Lake Forest focuses on the treatment and preservation of teeth when they become infected or injured. Endodontic care primarily involves procedures like root canal therapy aimed at removing infection and alleviating pain, allowing you to retain your natural teeth.
Early detection of tooth decay allows general dentists to treat it with a filling procedure. However, if the decay progresses and reaches the soft tissue surrounding the tooth's nerves, endodontic treatment becomes necessary for the best chance of saving the tooth. If left untreated, the infection can lead to an abscess, which may require extraction and replacement with a prosthetic tooth.
While root canals have garnered a negative reputation, the procedure is designed to eliminate pain, not cause it. Endodontists are trained to ensure patient comfort during the procedure, using anesthetics to minimize discomfort. They possess specialized training and expertise in diagnosing oral and facial pain that may be challenging for other medical professionals.
Our practice is proud to offer endodontic care in Lake Forest. If you require endodontic treatment or have any questions, please contact us to discuss our services and how we can assist you in preserving your natural teeth.