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Advanced 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 members.

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 dentist, please fax this referral form to 504-941-8400 or email it to Endodontics@lsuhsc.edu.  The form may be filled out and submitted online.

Treatment Fees 
There is no charge for the initial consultation. Payment for endodontic treatment in the advanced education clinic is required
in full 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.

Other treatment at LSUHSC School of Dentistry requires additional fees.

Location
The Endodontic Clinic is located on the 4th floor of the LSUHSC School of Dentistry Clinic Building.

Hours
Monday through Friday, 8:30 -11:00 a.m. and 1:00-4:30 p.m.

For more information, view the LSUSD Department of Endodontics patient information form.

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