If decay or injury reaches beyond the outer enamel of a tooth and into the dental pulp, our dentist may recommend a root canal treatment to remove the infected tooth tissue and restore your oral health. This prevents the need for a tooth extraction and allows you to continue using your original tooth for many years to come. We invite you to call us at 415-479-1840 to schedule your appointment with Dr. Amirhassan Pouradib and learn more about root canal therapy in San Rafael, California.
Root canal therapy is a type of endodontic treatment that is typically recommended when the tooth pulp or nerves sustain damage or become infected. This damage and infection may occur as a result of tooth decay, injury or other factors, and if left untreated it can cause the tooth to die. Root canal treatment resolves this problem by removing the infected and injured tissues from the tooth. After these tissues are removed, our dentist cleans the tooth and fills it with a medicated material to prevent re-infection. The tooth is then capped with a dental crown to restore its shape and structure and protect it from sustaining any further damage. This entire procedure can be completed in one to two visits.
While root canals have a reputation as being painful, the reality is that they can be completed with only minimal discomfort. Advances in technology and treatment techniques make it possible for our dentist to perform your root canal quickly and comfortably so that you can regain your oral health as soon as possible. We will review the procedure with you before providing treatment and will discuss any sedation options that you may require at that time.
For more information about root canal therapy and to schedule your consultation, please contact our office today.