Endodontics Fargo North Dakota

Endodontic (root canal) surgery is one of the most common dental procedures with over 14 million performed every year. This treatment can save your natural teeth and prevent continuing deterioration that could lead to the need for implants or bridges. By saving your tooth, the team at Lundstrom Family Dentistry can help you keep your natural smile, so you can continue to eat your favorite foods and maintain your overall health. Nothing looks, feels and functions like your natural tooth!

When is Endodontic Care Necessary?

While dental enamel is resilient, accidental damage occurs, and in certain cases, bacteria can enter the delicate inner chamber of teeth, infecting pulp tissue. Without proactive treatment, patients can face more serious dental issues, including tooth sensitivity and abscess.

When the infection progresses, extensive treatment is needed to save the tooth to prevent further spread of the infection to neighboring teeth.  Root canal therapy is a conservative solution that can prevent the need for extraction, and it allows for normal oral function. Signs and symptoms that indicate you may need a root canal include:

  • Sensitivity to hot and cold
  • An abscess on the gums
  • Severe tooth pain
  • Swelling, tenderness, or bleeding
  • Injury or trauma to the tooth

Endodontic Treatment

Dr. Jim Lundstrom and his team are experts at managing a wide array of endodontic problems including root canal treatment and special procedures to save teeth after traumatic dental injuries. Advanced technology is used to locate fractures or hidden canals that may not show on radiographs but still cause pain in the tooth. Specialized techniques provide an accurate view of the inside of the tooth and allow us to treat you quickly and comfortably.

During endodontic treatment, our Fargo dentist uses specialized tools to create a small entrance into the tooth and remove the damaged tissue. The inner pulp chamber is then thoroughly cleaned, sterilized, and filled with a bio-compatible material. Once the tooth has properly healed, patients return to receive their final restoration.

Experiencing Dental Pain? Contact Dr. Lundstrom Today!

If you are experiencing toothaches, temperature sensitivity, tooth discoloration, or swelling near a painful tooth, you may be suffering from a tooth infection or abscess. Seeking immediate treatment can improve your chances of protecting your overall oral health and preventing further damage.

At Lundstrom Family Dentistry we offer root canal therapy and comprehensive restorative treatments to help return your smile to full health and function. For more information about our available services, contact our team in Fargo today. 

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