ENDODONTICS: NOT ALL DAMAGED TEETH REQUIRE EXTRACTION


How an Endodontist Can Prevent Tooth Loss

In many impoverished countries, there is one solution to decayed or damaged teeth, extraction. While this might address the throbbing pain and the sleepless nights, the patient is faced with new challenges, namely possible TMD and self-esteem issues. This is why endodontics should be considered before extraction.

When is a Visit To an Endodontist Necessary?

There are many factors that can contribute to endodontic problems. Blunt force trauma, deep decay, fractures, repeated dental procedures and faulty crowns may cause pulp inflammation or infection. To correct the problem and save the tooth, root canal treatment is necessary.

after crowns are seated on both teeth and are abscess and pain free for life
after crowns are seated on both teeth and are abscess and pain free for life

Root canal treatment involves the removal of inflamed pulp, pus and any abscesses that can lead to deep tissue infection if left untreated. The permanent filler is put in its place to protect the tooth from fractures. A crown, inlay or onlay may be used to shield the area and prevent food debris from entering the tooth.

When choosing an endodontist, please keep in mind that not all of them are equally experienced. Some may be new and less efficient. It would be best to schedule an appointment with a dentist who excels in this particular dental specialty because if the therapy fails due to the inept efforts of an unskilled practitioner, extraction may be the only remaining option.

Why Most Inland Empire Patients Prefer Dr. Hauser

With over 20 years of experience, Dr. Hauser remains one of the most sought-after dentists in the Inland Empire. Being a CEREC specialist, he can perform one-day root canal treatments, as he has a CEREC machine used to fabricate inlays, onlays and crowns right after the root canal treatment.

While other dentists may use temporary fillers and other outdated endodontic techniques, Dr. Hauser uses the latest in dental technology to provide each patient with a fast and comfortable dental experience. Once the pulp is removed and substituted with permanent filler, a CEREC prosthesis is fabricated and adhered onto the area.

Why CEREC?

Unlike traditional crowns, CEREC can be fabricated in less than 20 minutes. Since it is fabricated by a CAD/CAM machine, there is little to no room for error, which makes them superior to laboratory crowns. The good news is that they are equally, if not more resilient.

Dr. Hauser prefers to use CEREC because it tackles the most important concerns of his patients. These include aesthetics, lack of free time and durability. In fact, a CEREC crown can last for 20 years or longer if the patient practices proper oral hygiene at home and visits the dentist regularly.

Losing a tooth can be embarrassing, especially if it is an anterior one. This is why endodontic treatment is so important. It allows dentists to restore non-vital teeth and prevent tooth loss without the need for dentures or implants. Root canal therapy also prevents alveolar bone resorption.

If you are looking for an experienced and skilled endodontist, visit Lakefront Family Dentistry today and schedule an appointment with Dr. Hauser. If you don’t want to lose the fight against tooth loss, call (951) 244-9495 today.


Our Patients Rank Dr. Mark Phillipe, DDS, and Dr. Derek Hauser, DDS, as the #1 Private Cosmetic and Family Dentist Practice in the Inland Empire!