Our dental office is dedicated to providing our patients with exceptional dental care. Root canal therapy, a vital procedure performed by our skilled dentists, is a cornerstone treatment designed to save teeth that might otherwise need to be removed. 

Understanding Root Canal Therapy

Root canal therapy is a dental procedure that involves the removal of the infected or inflamed pulp from the inside of a tooth. The pulp contains nerves and blood vessels; once a tooth is fully developed, it can survive without the pulp. This procedure is not only essential for alleviating pain but also for preventing the spread of infection to other teeth.


The Process of Root Canal Therapy

  • Diagnosis and X-rays: Initially, we will perform a thorough examination, often including X-rays, to determine the extent of the infection.
  • Anesthesia and Pulp Removal: The area around the tooth is numbed with local anesthesia. A small opening is made in the crown of the tooth to remove the infected pulp.
  • Cleaning and Sealing: After the pulp is removed, the root canal system is meticulously cleaned and shaped before being sealed to prevent bacteria from entering in the future.
  • Restoration: The final step involves restoring the tooth with a crown or filling for protection and to bring it back to full function. 

Benefits of Root Canal Therapy

  • Pain Relief: Root canal therapy effectively relieves pain caused by pulp infection or inflammation.
  • Tooth Preservation: The procedure allows for the saving of a tooth that might otherwise need to be extracted.
  • Prevents Further Infection: Properly cleaning and sealing the tooth prevents further infection and damage to neighboring teeth. 

Contact Us

For more information or to schedule a consultation regarding root canal therapy in San Francisco, California, please contact Financial District Dentistry at 415-399-9999. We are here to provide you with high-end dental care tailored to your needs.