San Francisco, CA area dentists describe root canal treatment
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, patients may experience severe toothaches. This can be caused by an abscess, injury, or an infection. A dentist will perform a series of x-rays to check the health of the tooth to decide if root canal therapy would be advantageous. The treatment is performed to remove the dental pulp from the center of the tooth to eliminate bacteria and infection.
What are the benefits of root canal treatment?
Root canal therapy is:
- Pain free with proper anesthetics and sedation as necessary
- A relatively quick procedure
- Performed to maintain the natural tooth
- A method to avoid extraction
- Effective in addressing the issue at hand
Root canal therapy is the best way to eliminate pain and discomfort while maintaining the smile’s appearance and overall function.
Schedule an appointment
If you live around San Francisco, CA and have been told by a dental professional that you require root canal treatment or extraction, speak to a dental professional at West Portal Family Dentistry for a second opinion. Drs. Terri Nguyen and Laura Huynh can assess patients’ specific situations and determine the best options available to them. Call (415) 661-7779 today to schedule a visit at our practice located at 26 West Portal Avenue, Suite #4.
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