Treatment to Save Your Tooth

endodontics in San Francisco

Endodontic Services at Onsite Dental

Endodontics is a dental specialty focused on treating the dental pulp and surrounding tissues of the tooth, crucial for maintaining oral health and function. Dr. Lakisic offers a full spectrum of endodontic services, each designed to restore and preserve your teeth effectively.

Endodontics Is Best Done By the Experts

Endodontic treatment is essential for preserving natural teeth that might otherwise need to be extracted due to disease, decay, or injury. The innermost part of the tooth, known as the pulp, can become inflamed or infected because of decay that reached deep within the tooth, repeated dental procedures on the tooth, crowns that have failed, or a crack or chip in the tooth. Such conditions can cause pain or lead to an abscess.


Endodontists, like Dr. Haris Lakisic, specialize in treating these types of issues. They are experts in managing complex root canal treatments and other procedures within the small spaces inside of the tooth. To become endodontists, dentists must complete an additional two or more years of specialized education and training beyond dental school, focusing exclusively on endodontics. This advanced training, combined with state-of-the-art technologies used in diagnosing and treating tooth pain and root canal disease, makes endodontists the ideal professionals to handle complicated cases that go beyond the scope of general dental care. 


Seeing an endodontist ensures that you receive the highest standard of care and the best possible outcomes for retaining your natural teeth with minimal discomfort.

1. Root Canal Therapy

Root canal treatment or therapy is the most common procedure in endodontics. It is aimed at treating infected or inflamed dental pulp, often caused by decay, cracks, or injury. During this treatment, Dr. Lakisic carefully removes the damaged pulp, cleans and shapes the root canal, and then fills and seals the space to prevent re-infection. This treatment alleviates pain and can save the tooth from extraction, restoring its functionality.

2. Root Canal Retreatment

Though uncommon, root canal retreatment may become necessary if a previously treated tooth fails to heal properly or becomes re-infected. Dr. Lakisic reopens the tooth to remove the previous root canal filling materials, thoroughly cleans the canals, and examines for any additional canals or new infection. The tooth is then refilled and sealed, providing another chance to preserve the natural tooth.

3. Apicoectomy

An apicoectomy, or root-end resection, is a microsurgical procedure performed when inflammation or infection persists in the bony area around the end of a tooth after a root canal treatment. During this procedure, Dr. Lakisic removes the tip of the root along with any infected tissue, then seals the end of the root canal to prevent further infection, helping to save the tooth.

4. Cracked Teeth

Cracked teeth present unique challenges and can vary in severity from minor chips to deep fractures that extend to the root. Treatment depends on the type, location, and extent of the crack. Dr. Lakisic evaluates the crack and can recommend treatments ranging from bonding and crowns to root canal therapy or extraction in severe cases, aiming to preserve as much of the natural tooth as possible.

5. Internal Bleaching

Internal bleaching is a specialized procedure in endodontics used to whiten teeth that have discolored due to internal staining from trauma or infection. Dr. Lakisic performs this procedure by placing a bleaching agent inside the tooth after a root canal treatment. The bleaching agent works from the inside out, brightening the tooth over several sessions until the desired shade is achieved.

6. Pulp Regeneration

Pulp regeneration is an innovative and biologically-based treatment aimed at regrowing damaged or diseased tooth pulp using regenerative materials and techniques. This therapy is particularly beneficial for younger patients with immature teeth. Dr. Lakisic employs this technique to encourage the body’s natural healing processes to regenerate healthy pulp tissue, potentially avoiding traditional root canal treatment.

7. Root Resorption

Root resorption is a condition where the structure of the tooth’s root begins to break down and dissolve. This can occur internally or externally and may be triggered by trauma, inflammation, or orthodontic treatment. Treatment typically involves root canal therapy to remove any inflamed or infected tissue, followed by restoration work to stabilize the tooth and prevent further damage.

8. Traumatic Injuries

Traumatic dental injuries require immediate and precise care to save the affected teeth, and depending on the type and severity of the injury, may involve a variety of procedures to reposition and stabilize teeth, root canal therapy, or oral surgery. Dr. Lakisic is experienced in handling dental traumas, providing timely and effective treatments to minimize pain and increase the chances of saving the tooth.

Dr. Lasisic Looks Forward to Saving Your Tooth!

At Onsite Dental’s San Francisco Transit Center location, our goal is to ensure that you receive the highest quality of care in a comfortable and convenient setting. Dr. Haris Lakisic and our entire dental team are committed to providing you with personalized endodontic treatments that not only relieve pain but also restore your smile’s health and function. If you live in San Francisco and are in need of endodontic treatment, contact us today to schedule your appointment and experience expert care right where you need it.