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.
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.
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Root canal therapy is the best way to eliminate pain and discomfort while maintaining the smile’s appearance and overall function.
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) 604-9292 today to schedule a visit at our practice located at 26 West Portal Avenue, Suite #4.
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.