Education Clinics: Endodontics
Description of Care
Endodontics is the branch of dentistry that
studies and treats diseases of the dental pulp,
usually by removing the nerve and other tissue
of the pulp cavity and replacing it with
suitable filling material. A root canal is
a naturally occurring space within a tooth that
consists of the pulp chamber inside the crown
and the main canals inside the roots. This space
is filled with the dental pulp, a highly
vascularized, loose connective tissue.
A root canal
procedure is a common term for endodontic
therapy during which the pulp is cleaned out and
the space is disinfected and filled in order to
save the natural tooth.
The Department of Endodontics at the LSUHSC
School of Dentistry treats children and adults.
Nine residents treat patients in the clinic under the guidance of faculty
Become a Patient
If you are interested in becoming a patient
in the LSUHSC Endodontics Clinic, please contact
your dentist for a referral. Patients can
also be referred from the LSUHSC School of
Dentistry screening clinic. Once your dentist
has sent the referral form to the school, call
the Endodontics appointment desk at 504-941-8402
to schedule an appointment.
If you are a referring
referral form to 504-941-8400
or email it to
Endodontics@lsuhsc.edu. The form may
be filled out and submitted online.
There is no charge for the initial consultation.
Payment for endodontic treatment in the
advanced education clinic is required
prior to initiation of treatment. Fees,
based on a sliding scale,
range from $300-$600 per tooth and do not
include fillings or crowns that may be needed.
Patients will receive an estimate of fees before
any procedures are performed.
treatment at LSUHSC School of Dentistry
requires additional fees.
The Endodontic Clinic is located on the 4th
floor of the LSUHSC School of Dentistry Clinic
Monday through Friday, 8:30 -11:00 a.m. and
information, view the LSUSD Department of
patient information form.