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.”
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 options such as bridges, dentures, or dental implants, which can be costly. Instead, root canal therapy deadens the tooth by removing the dental pulp inside and allows the tooth to remain in place. Patients may require the fabrication and placement of a dental crown over the top of a tooth after endodontic therapy to ensure it is strong and durable.
Patients may require root canal therapy when the following problems exist:
Many patients believe root canals are painful. Fortunately, this couldn’t be further from the truth! Root canal therapy often eliminates pain instead of causing it. It is done to bring the smile back to health and keep the patient comfortable. The removal of the dental pulp eliminates the nerves which send pain signals to the brain. Sedation and local anesthetics are administered as well.
Now is the time to connect with Drs. Terri Nguyen and Laura Huynh of West Portal Family Dentistry in San Francisco, California. The practice is conveniently located at 26 West Portal Avenue, Suite #4 and can be reached by phone at (415) 604-9292.
A graduate from UC San Francisco with a Doctor of Dental Science degree, Dr. Terri 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.
Dr. Laura Huynh dedicates herself to providing the highest level of dental care to patients of all ages. While she has over 15 years of experience in all areas of general practice, she especially enjoys pediatric dentistry and cosmetic dentistry for adults.
A UC Irvine graduate, Dr. Huynh obtained her Doctor of Dental Surgery degree from the Arthur Dugoni Dental School at University of Pacific. She stays on top of the latest trends and technologies in dentistry by following continuing education courses annually. She is a member of the American Dental Association, California Dental Association, and San Francisco Dental Society.