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March 19, 2024
What Is The Difference Between A Root Canal & Apical Surgery?

When it comes to endodontic treatment, there are surgical and non-surgical options. The type of treatment is determined by the situation and the patient’s individual needs. The most common non-surgical endodontic treatment is root canal therapy and the most common surgical endodontic treatment is an apicoectomy.  What is Root Canal Therapy?  Root canal therapy is […]

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February 21, 2024
Why Would I Want To Pay More For The GentleWave Procedure?

GentleWave is the latest technology in root canal therapy. This technique is revolutionizing the way dentists and endodontists perform root canals. However the GentleWave procedure costs more than a traditional root canal. Why pay more? Here’s what you should know.  What is Root Canal Therapy? Root canal therapy is a procedure that reviews the infection […]

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February 12, 2024
When Does A Tooth Need Endodontic Retreatment?

The most common endodontic treatment is root canal therapy. This procedure can often save a tooth that is infected or at risk. In most cases a single root canal procedure is enough for a tooth. But in other cases endodontic retreatment may be necessary.  When does a tooth need endodontic retreatment? Learn how to recognize […]

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January 31, 2024
How Do You Save A Knocked Out Tooth?

A knocked out tooth is a type of dental trauma. It can be frightening, but in many cases the tooth can be saved. Appropriate action and prompt treatment increase the chances of saving the tooth.  What do you do in the case of a knocked out or traumatized tooth? Here’s what endodontists recommend.  Put the […]

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January 8, 2024
Dental Cyst: Causes and Treatment

Dent cysts are common and usually benign. They may form anywhere in the mouth and are sometimes visible but sometimes not. Cysts may be detected through dental X-rays if they are not able to be spotted during a visual examination.  If you have a dental cyst, you may be wondering what caused it to form […]

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December 21, 2023
How Long Can You Put Off a Root Canal?

When you hear the phrase "root canal", it can stir up a lot of fear. Most of us would rather avoid dental procedures altogether, and a root canal is no exception. But there is a point when the toothache becomes too unbearable, and the solution is to do a root canal. But how long can […]

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December 6, 2023
Why Do I Need a Splint?

Your dentist or endodontist may recommend that you wear a splint. Dental splints come in a variety of different forms that are used for various reasons. If you’re wondering why you need a splint, it could be due to any of the following.  Reasons for Dental Splints Dental splints are a helpful tool when it […]

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October 31, 2023
How Long Does Apical Dental Surgery Take?

Apical surgery is an endodontic procedure that can sometimes save a tooth when a root canal is not effective. It is considered surgical because it requires access to the tooth under the gum tissue.  If you have an upcoming endodontic surgery, you may be wondering how long it will take. Here’s what you can expect […]

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October 30, 2023
 Forest Lake Endodontics Offers Anesthesia Care

Anesthesia is used to make dental and endodontic procedures more comfortable for patients. Also referred to as sedation dentistry, the use of anesthesia for dental care is a common practice. There are different types of anesthesia that are used for different purposes, and each has its own unique effect.  To ensure the safety and comfort […]

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October 21, 2023
Can A Cracked Tooth Be Saved?

A cracked tooth is a relatively common occurrence. It becomes increasingly common with age. Teeth may crack in a variety of ways for a variety of reasons.  If you have a cracked tooth, you may be wondering if it can be saved and how. This will depend on a few factors such as the length, […]

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October 20, 2023
What Is Apical Surgery?

When decay causes severe damage to a tooth, the first line of defense is usually a root canal. This is typically an effective solution because it involves removal of the damaged portions, including the pulp and nerve. Some infections can be external to the tooth and may best be treated with a different approach than […]

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September 8, 2023
Can A Knocked Out Tooth Be Saved?

Accidents or injuries sometimes result in a knocked out tooth. Dental trauma can happen to anyone, and the experience may be frightening. But rest assured that in many cases the knocked out tooth can be saved, as long as you know what to do. Follow these instructions for a knocked out tooth to increase the […]

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August 31, 2023
What Does A Crack In The Tooth Root Mean?

If you notice a crack in the root of one of your teeth or your dentist tells you that you have one, you might be rather concerned. What does having a crack in the tooth root mean for you? It's a serious dental condition that needs treatment as soon as possible. What is a Tooth […]

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August 30, 2023
3 Signs You Need a Root Canal

You might need a root canal if there is a problem within your entire tooth, not just on the surface (as with a cavity). Tooth pain is frequently the initial sign that something is wrong deep down in the tooth. Still, other concerning symptoms such as tooth decay, tooth sensitivity, inflamed gums, cracks in the […]

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July 16, 2023
What Do You Do If Your Tooth Is Cracked Under a Crown?

Discovering a cracked tooth beneath a dental crown can be quite concerning. A cracked tooth not only compromises your oral health but also raises questions about the integrity of the crown. If your tooth is cracked under a crown, there are several steps you should take to ensure the best outcome possible. Signs of a […]

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July 15, 2023
Are Root Canals Safe?

Root canal treatments can save a tooth that is severely infected or damaged due to deep decay, trauma, or other factors. An experienced dentist removes the infected pulp from the tooth's root canal system during the procedure. Then they clean and disinfect the area, fill the tooth and seal it to prevent further infection. If […]

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July 14, 2023
What Do You Do If Your Tooth Gets Knocked Out?

Even if you’re not one of the 5 million people in the U.S. who suffers from a knocked-out tooth each year, it’s wise to know what to do, should you experience this situation. There’s good news and bad news regarding knocked-out teeth (also known as dental trauma). The good news is that a tooth that […]

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July 13, 2023
How Long Does it Take to Recover From Endodontic Surgery?

No two people are the same, and therefore recovery times from endodontic surgeries may vary from person to person. However, after two weeks of endodontic surgery, most people will be free of pain, tenderness, or swelling. That said, because the surgery does involve the jaw, complete healing may take a few months. Your unique recovery […]

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April 25, 2023
How Can You Tell If Your Tooth Is Cracked?

Cracked teeth often have obvious causes (accident, trauma to the face, fall, sports injury) and must be treated by an endodontist immediately, or the tooth is at risk of being lost. But, in other cases, patients don’t know they have a cracked tooth until they receive a diagnosis from their dentist. Unfortunately, symptoms of cracked […]

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April 24, 2023
What Is Endodontic Surgery?

Endodontic surgery is a complex, specialized procedure that can save a tooth from extraction. By accessing the root of the tooth, the dentist can remove diseased pulp, repair damage, and clean the root canal system. In more serious cases, endodontic surgery is necessary to remove a cyst or tumor and address other issues. But how […]

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April 24, 2023
Endodontic Surgery vs. Root Canal: What's the Difference?

Endodontic surgery and root canals are valuable dental procedures that help to eliminate infections inside the tooth and root system. Endodontic surgery, also known as apical microsurgery, focuses on the tip of the tooth's root. A root canal is a non-surgical procedure that deals with infection or inflammation inside the tooth's crown and root. Both […]

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February 12, 2023
How Do You Fix A Cracked Tooth?

Having a cracked tooth can be a scary experience. If you have recently noticed a crack or chip in your tooth, you may be wondering how to go about fixing it. Cracked teeth can range from minor to severe, and the treatment for each varies greatly. Fortunately, a few solutions are available to repair a […]

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February 10, 2023
What Can I Eat After A Root Canal?

Root canals can save your natural tooth from extraction due to decay or trauma. Today, getting a root canal from a qualified endodontist can be an easy, pain-free procedure. However, your tooth may be tender or sore for 2-5 days after the local anesthetic wears off. Root canal patients need to know what they can […]

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February 8, 2023
How Do You Tell If You Need A Root Canal?

Are you wondering if you need a root canal? While tooth pain can be a sign, knowing whether you need a root canal or not is usually best determined by your dental team. Experienced dental professionals can easily assess whether or not a root canal is necessary.  If you do need root canal treatment, don’t […]

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November 25, 2022
Can A Cracked Tooth Heal On Its Own?

The human body is amazing, with your skin, bones, and other parts able to naturally heal themselves with time. As such, many patients wonder if cracked teeth can heal themselves over time. The short answer is that it depends on the severity of the damage. Unlike your body, there are no blood vessels inside the […]

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September 29, 2022
CBCT: Revolutionizing Treatment Planning Course

With Forest Lake Endodontics now offering a 2 CE credit course, “CBCT: Revolutionizing Treatment Planning,” it’s time to take advantage of this great opportunity. Our office provides a wide range of skilled endodontic services, caring for patients  dealing with dental pain and infection, and providing skilled treatment from our experienced specialists - all while using […]

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August 31, 2022
Forest Lake Endodontics Offering 2 CE Credit Course

Join us September 20 for our continuing education course entitled “CBCT: Revolutionizing Treatment Planning” at the Valley Dental Arts Lab in Stillwater, Minnesota. Register here to reserve your place.  Course Details:  When: September 20, 2022 from 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm  Where: Valley Dental Arts Lab, 1745 Northwestern Avenue, Stillwater, MN 55082  What: Continuing Education […]

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August 29, 2022
What is a Root Canal?

A root canal, more commonly referred to as root canal therapy, is a procedure used to treat an infected tooth or a tooth that is at risk of infection. If you have a toothache or a cracked tooth, you may need root canal therapy.  What the Procedure Entails A root canal is named for the […]

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August 24, 2022
Welcome To Our New Website

Forest Lake Endodontics is proud to introduce you to our new website! The site has been recently upgraded to reflect our commitment to modern services, state-of-the-art technologies and safe, comfortable techniques. About Us At Forest Lake Endodontics, we provide comprehensive endodontic treatment to patients who are experiencing dental pain and infection. Our commitment is to […]

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July 26, 2022
How Long Does a Root Canal Take

A root canal is a common dental procedure, yet there are many myths about root canals that many people still believe. One of those myths is that a root canal is a long, grueling process. But with modern techniques and technology in dentistry today, a root canal is no longer something to fear or dread.  […]

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April 1, 2022
GentleWave Is A Special And Unique Procedure

The main goal of an endodontist is to save natural teeth. There are many procedures in place that make this possible - and GentleWave makes it easier. By incorporating this new technology, endodontists are able to provide patients with a special and unique procedure that surpasses the capability of traditional endodontic procedures. What is GentleWave […]

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Forest Lake Endodontics
1420 Lake Street S. Suite 200a
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