Forest Lake Endodontics

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1420 Lake Street S. Suite 200
Forest Lake, MN 55025
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1420 Lake Street S. Suite 200
Forest Lake, MN 55025

What to Expect at Your Endodontic Appointment

We consider it an honor to care for your endodontic needs and greatly appreciate the trust you place in us to do so. Your appointment begins with a comprehensive examination with the necessary diagnostic x-rays, if not provided, as well as information provided by your dentist, so that your situation can be thoroughly evaluated and the ideal treatment plan can be determined. Any questions you may have will be addressed at this time. The doctor will outline a solution that best fits your individual needs.
We consider it an honor to care for your endodontic needs and greatly appreciate the trust you place in us to do so. Your appointment begins with a comprehensive examination with the necessary diagnostic x-rays, if not provided, as well as information provided by your dentist, so that your situation can be thoroughly evaluated and the ideal treatment plan can be determined. Any questions you may have will be addressed at this time. The doctor will outline a solution that best fits your individual needs.
Please arrive a few minutes early to allow time to complete the medical/dental health questionnaire, the patient information form, and the financial information form, if you have not previously done so.  Also, bring your dental insurance card for us to copy. If your general dentist has given you a written referral or x-rays, please remember to bring them with you to your appointment. 
 
Please bring a list of your current medications and take all routine medications prior to your visit if applicable. Please do not take medication for discomfort for at least 4 to 6 hours prior to your appointment. Treatment is performed using local anesthesia and other options may be available, please speak with the doctor about any concerns you have regarding your care. If you have a medical condition that may be a concern prior to your visit such as diabetes, high blood pressure, rheumatic fever, artificial joints or heart valves, etc., please let us know before your appointment. If you require antibiotics for any existing conditions please contact our office prior to your visit. All patients under the age of 18 need to be accompanied by their parent or legal guardian.
 
Procedures we offer include non-surgical root canal therapy, endodontic retreatment, traumatic injuries for adults and children, treating cracked teeth, and apicoectomies. Endodontics has had much advancement allowing for a very smooth patient experience that is not very different from having a tooth filled or being treated for other common dental procedures. We will do everything we can to make your visit as pleasant as possible. Every patient is unique, and we are committed to providing you with high quality endodontic care based on your individual needs. Above all else, we want to make your visit to our office a pleasant experience.

During a root canal procedure, the crown of the tooth is opened, allowing the doctor to access the infected root canal. The pulp tissue in the infected root canal is removed and the canals cleaned. A series of files is used to remove any remaining tissue, slightly enlarge the canals, and smooth the walls of the canals. Once any infection has completely cleared up, which could take a few days or longer, the root canals are sealed with a material called gutta percha or with root canal sealer to prevent bacteria or debris from entering the root canals and causing further infection. Finally, the crown of the tooth is sealed with a filling or crown.

Contact our office today to schedule your appointment!

1420 Lake Street S. Suite 200 Forest Lake, MN 55025
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