Services We Provide
We provide the following endodontic services:
- Root Canal Treatment. When the dental pulp inside a tooth is damaged or infected, a root canal is needed. The procedure involves removing the existing pulp, cleaning out the tooth, and filling it with replacement material.
- GentleWaveⓇ Procedure. GentleWaveⓇ is the newest technology in root canal treatment. Using a combination of sound waves and fluids, GentleWaveⓇ flushes out the root canal of a tooth in the least invasive way possible for a gentler root canal procedure.
- Endodontic Retreatment. Sometimes root canal treatment needs to be repeated because the first procedure was ineffective or the tooth becomes reinfected or damaged later on. Endodontic retreatment is essentially a repeat root canal.
- Endodontic (Apical) Surgery. In some cases a tooth requires surgical root canal treatment. Apical surgery requires entry through the gum tissue to access the root of the tooth. The tip of the root is removed, the tooth is cleaned out, and a cap is placed over the tip of the root.
- Cracked Teeth. A cracked tooth should be treated to prevent infection of the dental pulp. In most cases a cracked tooth can be treated with a dental crown.
- Dental Trauma. An injury to a tooth can occur due to a dental trauma of some kind, such as a cracked, broken, or dislodged tooth. We provide prompt treatment to improve the chances of saving the tooth.
- Emergency Root Canal. An infected tooth can be extremely painful. We understand that and provide emergency root canal treatment as soon as possible. Our emergency services extend to dental injuries as well. Call 651-464-9888.
- Root Resorption. Root resorption is a condition causing the root of a tooth to gradually break down and dissolve. We can provide treatment to stop resorption and regenerate the root tissue.
- Dental Cysts. A cyst is a sac filled with fluid, air, or tissue that occurs in the mouth, typically in the gum tissue. Some cysts are harmless and others need to be treated to prevent oral health issues.
- Dental Abscess. An abscess is a pocket of fluid that forms due to a bacterial infection. It needs to be professionally treated to prevent the infection from spreading.
- 3D Imaging. 3D images of the mouth can be created with Cone Beam Computer Tomography (CBCT). This technology allows us to get a more detailed view of the mouth for accurate diagnosis and treatment.
- Sedation Options. We provide oral sedation and nitrous oxide for patients who need relaxation assistance.
Why Choose Forest Lake Endodontics?
Endodontists are dental specialists who diagnose and treat conditions affecting the dental pulp and the health of the teeth. Forest Lake Endodontics provides advanced treatment that goes above and beyond general dentistry to save your natural teeth whenever possible. We make it our priority to provide solutions to challenging dental health problems. If the tooth can be saved, we will find a way to save it.
Frequently Asked Questions
Why do I need to go to an endodontist?
There are some dental conditions that are best addressed by an endodontist. Endodontists specialize in treating problems with the dental pulp inside the tooth. You may need to see an endodontist for a severe tooth infection, problems with the root of a tooth, or a dental trauma.
Does root canal treatment hurt?
Local anesthesia is used to numb the area where the root canal will be performed. You should not feel any pain during the procedure. If you are anxious or nervous, sedation options are available to help you relax.
Does a cracked tooth need to be treated?
A crack in a tooth should be treated as soon as possible. Depending on the depth of the crack, it could expose the dental pulp to infection. Even a small, shallow crack can grow deeper over time. In most cases a cracked tooth can be treated with a dental crown.
What are the benefits of GentleWaveⓇ technology?
GentleWaveⓇ is the latest technology in root canal treatment. It is less invasive and gentler on the tooth for faster recovery. A root canal performed with GentleWaveⓇ technology is more likely to provide a permanent solution without the need for retreatment later on.
Directions from Woodbury, MN
Get on I-494 N
Head north on Queens Dr toward Valley Creek Rd
Turn left at the 1st cross street onto Valley Creek Rd
Slight right to merge onto I-494 N
Take I-694 N and I-35E N to MN-97 E/Lake Dr NE in Columbus. Take exit 129 from I-35 N
Merge onto I-494 N
Continue onto I-694 N
Take exit 47 to merge onto I-35E N toward Duluth
Continue onto I-35 N
Take exit 129 to merge onto MN-97 E/Lake Dr NE
Follow MN-97 E and Forest Blvd N to your destination in Forest Lake
Merge onto MN-97 E/Lake Dr NE
At the traffic circle, take the 2nd exit onto Forest Blvd N
At the traffic circle, take the 2nd exit onto Forest Blvd N/Lake St S
Forest Lake Endodontics will be on the right