When a Root Canal and Crown is Necessary


A Root Canal Specialist Discusses Endodontics

While we would like to that enamel is unbreakable, certain factors can come into play and destroy the faith we have in our dentition. However, please note that should a root canal and crown be deemed necessary, it is usually caused by our lack of proper oral hygiene and therefore, our fault.

Lakefront Family Dentistry Has a Root Canal Specialist

Most dentists prefer to specialize on one or two sub-specialties. Dr. Hauser is one of those rare dentists who can in fact, do it all. He is not just a CEREC restoration expert but a root canal specialist as well, having devoted a good amount of time to master this field of dentistry which many dentists refuse to handle.

Endodontics is a tricky field of dentistry. One has to deal with tortuous canals that are sometimes hard to see. A dental practitioner in this particular sub-specialty has to have a keen eye for detail and steady hands as well. Having devoted most of his life to the profession he holds dear, it is no wonder why Dr. Hauser finds this challenging sub-specialty a piece of cake.

You can see the beautiful work Dr. Hauser completed on a patient below, who received a root canal and CEREC crown.

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

Dr. Hauser on Endodontics

As mentioned previously, this is quite a tricky field that requires more than just theoretical knowledge. Endodontics is a study that entails the removal of non-vital or inflamed pulp to save the “shell,” which includes the dentin, cementum and enamel (unless a crown is required). The hollow, inner space is replaced with an antimicrobial filler to keep the natural tooth well preserved. Therefore, it is a cheaper alternative to implants.

This procedure is necessary in cases where the pulp is exposed due to cavities, cysts or cracks. While Dr. Hauser will try to resolve an issue of this magnitude with composite fillings, in many cases, a root canal and crown are the only way to save the tooth.

How Is the Inner Tissue Removed?

Dr. Hauser is trained to assess the best method of removing the infected tissue within. He gains access using dental tools that slowly remove enamel and dentin to expose the pulp. This is removed using a painstaking process to ensure that not one bit is left behind, as that can cause secondary infection.

An endoscopic unit assesses the tooth canals to provide him with a view of the infected tissue, which are removed with the use of special tools. Please note that a desensitizing agent is used in this process because Lakefront Family Dentistry prides itself in putting patient comfort above anything else.

Can The Root Canal Fail?

The answer is yes, but it’s rare. There are cases wherein it may be necessary to remove the tooth in the long run. This usually happens when the patient does not follow the post-procedure care instructions properly. However, this should not happen if the patient takes proper care of his or her teeth.

If you are looking for an endodontic specialist who is known for his skill at root canal and crown placement, visit Inland Empire’s favorite root canal specialist and CEREC dentist. You can schedule an appointment online or call Lakefront Family Dentistry at (951) 244-9495.

Dr. Derek B. Hauser, DDS, at Lakefront Family Dentistry
Dr. Derek B. Hauser, DDS, at Lakefront Family Dentistry

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