With proper care of your teeth, including at-home care and routine dental hygiene visits, you can expect to have healthy, strong teeth. However, when your teeth are not cared for properly, bacteria, decay and disease can begin to infect the tooth structure. Dr. Nammy Patel cares about the structure of your teeth and will do whatever it takes to save them before decay has gotten too severe. At Green Dentistry, we utilize advanced technology to identify cavities early that are caused by decay, so they can be treated with the smallest possible fillings in order to preserve your tooth structure. When disease and decay has been left untreated or ignored, it can penetrate into the inner layers of the teeth, causing tooth pain and compromising your oral health. If this is your situation, Dr. Patel has the experience necessary to provide thorough and gentle root canal treatment.
A root canal is used to cleanse a tooth of infection and save the natural structure as well as prevent infection from spreading to other teeth or parts of your body.
Contrary to popular belief, the purpose of a root canal is to eliminate tooth pain, not cause it. Dr. Patel has advanced experience in root canal therapy and can perform this complex procedure to produce the best results. In order to cleanse your tooth, Dr. Patel will access the infected tooth interior and use specialized tools to remove the compromised pulp and reshape the roots. Using a biocompatible material called gutta-percha, your tooth interior will be preserved. Dr. Patel will then use our state-of-the-art CEREC technology to create a dental crown immediately after the root canal. This CEREC crown will protect the tooth and restore both function and aesthetics to the smile. After a root canal in San Francisco, CA, you will leave our office without tooth pain and be able to enjoy a healthy, natural-looking smile again.
We want you to live your healthiest and happiest life, so when infection and tooth pain hurts your wellbeing, our gentle root canal therapy can get your oral health back on track. Dr. Patel utilizes effective sedation dentistry to ease patient nerves and block sensations of discomfort. Combining sedation with our same-day dental crown technology, we can give you a convenient and painless root canal treatment to leave your mouth healthy and free of disease. You’ll be back to your everyday routine in no time and can feel confident that your smile and overall health have been preserved.