If you are concerned about receiving root canal treatment for an infected tooth, then we invite you to learn more about this treatment, which doesn’t need to be dreaded. Root canal treatment is also known by the name endodontic therapy, and it is used to restore your tooth and improve your oral health so that you can have a stronger smile. To help you have confidence in your root canal treatment, we invite you to learn more about the procedure.
Root canal treatment is often required if the nerve or pulp of a tooth has been infected severely. Oftentimes, at this point, other treatment options are not effective, with the exception of tooth extraction. To preserve the natural tooth, Dr. Swati Agarwal can remove the infected tissues and perform a cleaning procedure on the tooth so that it can be sealed with a dental filling or dental crown.
In the past, root canal treatment received an unpleasant reputation, but it is not the painful procedure that many patients believe it to be. In fact, the treatment can actually feel similar to having a filling placed, and is meant to reduce your pain.
Following treatment, you may experience some natural tissue inflammation that causes your mouth to feel sore for a few days, but you can treat the discomfort with a pain reliever such as an over-the-counter pain medication. We typically recommend that you rest for a day before returning to your normal activities.
At Swati Agarwal, DDS, our dental team strives to provide a comfortable and relaxing environment during root canal treatment in San Francisco, California. We invite you to contact our office at 415-362-5315 for further information and to schedule your appointment with our dentist.