It is important to understand that tooth decay is not just a superficial concern that affects the surface of the natural tooth by creating cavities. When left untreated, tooth decay can wreak absolute havoc by working its way into the inside of the tooth as well. Within the tooth is pulp and minuscule pathways called root canals, which lead to supporting bone structure. If the inside of your tooth becomes affected, it is possible to save the tooth. Dr. Terri Nguyen and her team at West Portal Family Dentistry, provide root canal treatments to patients in the San Francisco, CA, … Continue reading
Many problems can occur with an adult tooth. However, if patients are dealing with a severe toothache caused by abscesses, infection, or disease, it may be time to ask the dentist about root canal treatments. Root canal therapy is a specific oral surgery in the San Francisco, CA area, during which a dentist will remove the inner tissues of a natural tooth to address the problem while maintaining the natural tooth in place within the dental arch. Instead of permanently extracting it, the team of West Portal Family Dentistry encourages root canal therapy to save the tooth whenever possible. What … Continue reading
San Francisco, CA area patients who are faced with the need for root canal therapy are often concerned about who they will visit for quality care. Drs. Terri Nguyen and Laura Huynh of West Portal Family Dentistry provide this service for patients who want to maintain their natural teeth and avoid extraction. When might I need root canal therapy? Patients often wonder when root canal therapy may be necessary to maintain the health and beauty of their smiles. Our dentists encourage patients to ask questions about this and other treatment options in our practice that are meant to achieve … Continue reading
In root canal treatment, there is complete removal of the dental pulp that is infected. This provides pain relief, eliminates the infection, and conserves the exterior tooth structure. The dentist will delicately remove the pulp as well as the nerve in a root canal treatment. She will then clean the area properly and seal the inside of the pulp chamber. If this condition is left untreated, it may lead to the tissue surrounding the tooth becoming infected, causing abscess formation. Dr. Terri M. Nguyen of West Portal Family Dentistry provides root canal therapy in San Francisco, CA. “Root canal” means … Continue reading
Drs. Terri Nguyen and Laura Huynh of West Portal Family Dentistry are excited to offer patients solutions to many of their oral care needs. There are times when certain problems occur and patients in San Francisco, California are urged to consider treatments such as root canal therapy, or “endodontic therapy.” What is root canal therapy? Root canal therapy is a specialized procedure that is required to maintain the natural tooth structure and eliminate the requirement for removal. Most patients do not want to extract their adult teeth unless absolutely necessary as this would require them to consider tooth replacement … Continue reading
San Francisco, CA patients who have been told they need a root canal treatment may automatically have a negative response to this. However, this procedure is nothing to be afraid of! Drs. Terri Nguyen and Laura Huynh of West Portal Family Dentistry encourage patients to take the time to learn about this procedure and how it is performed to fully understand its benefits. What is root canal therapy? Root canal therapy, sometimes known as endodontic treatment, is a procedure that is performed to save the natural tooth. When there is a problem with the dental pulp of a tooth, … Continue reading
A graduate from UC San Francisco with a Doctor of Dental Science degree, Dr. Nguyen has over 20 years of expertise in the field of dental practice. She is known for her caring and passionate nature towards her patients whilst having a wealth of knowledge and technical skill.
Dr. Nguyen continues to update herself with newer and tested treatment methods and technology to ensure that she is capable of delivering the best possible service to her clients. Her areas of specialty include root canal therapy, implant dentistry and cosmetic treatment. She is also a prestigious member of the American Academy of Implant Dentistry.