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Endodontics

The School of Dentistry's student clinics provide a full range of endodontic treatments, including:

  • Root canal therapy
  • Nonsurgical endodontic treatment and retreatment
  • Apical Surgery
  • Intentional replant (intentional removal and re-implantation following endodontic manipulation)
  • Auto-transplant (removal of a donor tooth to another place within the mouth)

What is Endodontics?

Endodontics is one of the nine dental specialties recognized by the American Dental Association (ADA) and deals specifically with the pulp (nerve) inside the tooth. In the past, a tooth with pulpal damage would be removed. Today, root canal therapy can bring these at-risk teeth back to health.

Reasons for Endodontic Treatment

You may be in need of endodontic treatment if you are experiencing any of the following symptoms:

  • Swollen gums
  • Teeth that are extremely sensitive to hot and cold foods
  • Toothache
  • Tooth tenderness when chewing and/or biting
  • Tooth discoloration
  • Unexplained pain in the nearby lymph nodes

While you should consult your dentist for a thorough diagnosis, these symptoms are typically suggest one of the following conditions:

  • Inflamed/infected pulp
  • Abscessed teeth
  • Cracked teeth
  • Dislodged teeth

LLUSD Graduate Endodontic Clinic

The Loma Linda University School of Dentistry has trained endodontists since 1967. We have provided root canal therapy and other endodontic treatments to Southern California residents for nearly 50 years.

At our student clinic, you will be treated by registered dentists in specialty training to become endodontists. Experienced, board-certified faculty endodontists carefully mentor all of our graduate dentists in endodontic training. This partnership between our faculty and students ensures that you'll receive optimal dental care. Learn more about our students and dental team.

Clinic Information

Referrals

You must be referred by a dentist to be seen at the LLUSD Graduate Endodontic Clinic. If you are a referring dentist, please call the clinic at 909-558-4670.

Contact Information

  • Location: LLU Main Campus, Prince Hall
  • Hours:
    • Monday-Thursday
      • 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.
    • Friday
      • 8 a.m. to 3 p.m.
      • Closed on weekends
    • Appointment days and times may vary based on student and faculty schedules
  • Phone: 909-558-4670