Switch to Main Site
Practice Name

Otay Lakes Dental Group

Primary Location
2060 Otay Lakes Rd. #230
Chula Vista, CA 91915
Phone: 619-656-1865
Fax: 619-656-5184

Office Hours

DayMorningAfternoon
Monday9-12-6
Tuesday9-12-6
Wednesday9-12-6
Thursday9-12-6
Friday9-12-6
Saturday9-3
SundayClosedClosed
Main Content
Endodontics is the dental specialty that deals with the nerves of the teeth. Root canals are probably the most notorious procedure in dentistry and the most common procedure relating to endodontics. When a tooth becomes infected it is usually related to the nerves in the root of the tooth. The infected nerves need to be removed. If left untreated an infection can turn into an abscess, which is a much more serious problem that includes bone loss in the jaw.

The area around the tooth is numbed with a local anesthetic to start the procedure. The dentist will then drill down into the tooth to create an opening into the canal. They will then be able to remove infected tissue and clean the canal. After the infection has been removed, the space if filled with a sealant called gutta percha. It is highly recommended that a tooth that has undergone a root canal is fitted with a crown. This will improve the appearance of the tooth, and will also make it much more likely that the root canal is successful.

"Root canal" has become a scary term for dental patients to hear, but the benefits of the procedure and advances in dental technology have made it much less "scary". Local anesthetics and proper pain medication allow the procedure to be performed with little to no pain in most cases. There may be some soreness following the procedure, but that is normal for most dental procedures. Over the counter painkillers are usually enough to relieve any pain afterwards, but your dentist may prescribe medication. The procedure will also relieve you from pain caused by the infection allowing you to enjoy all the foods you love without any pain from heat, cold, or biting too hard. If you are experiencing pain consult your dentist today. 

Exclusive Offer

New patients receive a FREE Sonicare Toothbrush upon completion of treatment.

Sign-up using the form or call us at 619-656-1865 to take advantage of this exclusive offer. Your new Professional Philips Power-Up Sonicare Toothbrush promotes a healthier smile and whiter teeth!
*Ask if you qualify for this special offer!

Name: *
Email: *
Phone: *

Our Services

We work with ALL Insurances!!!

*call for more info

Languages spoken: English, Spanish, Mandarin, Tagalog

Guarantees:

  • No Pain! Painless dentistry is our motto.
  • 1 YEAR Filling WARRANTY / 5 YEAR Crown WARRANTY
  • 100% Satisfaction Guarantee
  •            

    Testimonial

    Dr. Liu's technique is second to none, you have no pain after procedure. I would highly recommend Dr. Liu.

    - Russ I. / Chula Vista, CA / May 9, 2014

    I love this place! Before coming here, I was terrified of dentist and would only come in when I absolutely had to. Dr. Liu is awesome and seems to really care about his patients. He's very kind and his method of giving shots is remarkable (almost painless)! He is also a great educator and makes sure his patients leave his office with the tools to care for their own teeth. Everyone else is fun and welcoming, it's never a dull appointment. The receptionists, Gus and Pablo, are hilarious and can get you to talk about anything and everything. Leticia, the dental assistant, has great chair side manner and is very sweet. I highly recommend this dentist office!


    - Joanne R. / Chula Vista, CA / October 9, 2014
     

    Great dental office will not go anywhere else, will recommend to family and friends. and neighbors and already have.


    - Marie T. / Chula Vista, CA / Jan 30, 2015

    more reviews from Yelp!...

    Business Hours

    Day Morning Afternoon
    Monday 9-1 2-6
    Tuesday 9-1 2-6
    Wednesday 9-1 2-6
    Thursday 9-1 2-6
    Friday 9-1 2-6
    Saturday ** **
    Sunday Closed Closed

    **Currently discontinued until further notice.

    Request an Appointment

    619-656-1865

    Contact

    Otay Lakes Dental Group
    2060 Otay Lakes Rd. #230
    Chula Vista, CA 91915
    (next to the L.A. Fitness)
    Get Directions
    • Phone: 619-656-1865
    • Fax: 619-656-5184
    • Email Us
    From:  To:  Get Directions
    Driving Directions: Reverse Directions Print Directions
    Newsletter

    Newsletter Sign Up


    Community Content