Root Canal | San Mateo

Root Canal | San Mateo

No one wants to hear the words, “You need a root canal”. But keep in mind that the root canal procedure is a far better fate than a lost tooth. With today’s advanced root canal technology, the treatment is easier to endure than ever before.

At our San Mateo Dental Arts, our experienced Dentist Dr. Sheena Phan is dedicated to providing excellent endodontic care while maintaining high levels of personal service. What that means for you is that we will walk you through every step of the process, keep you informed, and make sure you are comfortable and relaxed during your time in our chair.

The root canals of each tooth house nerve tissue and dental pulp, which contain blood vessels that provide nourishment. When this tissue becomes infected, a tooth may be in danger of dying. Without a root canal, patients may experience severe swelling, bone loss, inflammation, toothache, darkening of the tooth, gum soreness, and drainage problems.

A root canal procedure is usually recommended after other dental treatment options have been considered. It is a treatment that is used to save a tooth from extraction, an absolute last-resort option at our practice. Root canals are common in cases where large cavities have done too much damage to fix with a tooth-colored filling or dental crown. They are also used in cases where a tooth infection is simply too invasive to control.

Steps of a Root Canal

San Mateo Dental Arts offers state-of-the-art endodontic treatment to our San Mateo dental patients who need a solution to severe tooth damage right away.

  • After a thorough X-ray session and evaluation, we can begin the root canal procedure. The first step in a root canal is to numb the area of the mouth being treated with local anesthesia.
  • A rubber dam is placed over the tooth to isolate the treatment area.
  • Next, Dr. Phan will drill a small hole in the wall of the tooth.
  • The tissue inside the tooth root, the nerve and pulp, are gently extracted using root canal files.
  • The canals are then cleaned well, flushed with a special sterilizing solution, and sealed off.
  • During the next visit, the empty root canal is filled with a rubber compound called gutta percha.
  • We will add an onlay or inlay to the tooth, followed by a dental crown to protect the enamel.

 

If you are searching for a comprehensive dental team that can take care of all your family’s dental needs, please contact San Mateo Dentist Dr. Sheena Phan. Our root canal services are performed with a high level of quality and attention to detail. Trust the dental center that truly cares about creating beautiful, healthy smiles for life.

To learn more about San Mateo Dental Arts or to schedule an appointment, please call or text  San Mateo Dentist Dr. Phan Today (650) 345-7981!

San Mateo Dentist Dr. Sheena Phan
San Mateo Dental Arts

2121 S El Camino Real b102
San Mateo, CA 94403

Call or Text (650) 345-7981

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BrendaSan Mateo
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Sheena is a skilled, efficient dentist with state of the art equipment and employs friendly front office staff and gentle-on-the-mouth hygenists. I drive 40 minutes from Saratoga to see them and it is well worth the commute.
KimatoonskiSan Mateo
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Dr. Sheena Phan and her team are great. I had some cleaning and new fillings put in and this procedure was very smooth and in a timely manner. Her and her team help you feel comfortable and at ease. Very clean office and the staff are so professional and very nice people. Great customer service. I’m in great hands.
MollySan Mateo
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Needed an appointment for a cracked filling and Dr. Phan was very accommodating to open her office to see me during the shelter in place. She and her staff have always been very helpful and do a great job not just for emergencies but with regular dental check ups. Thank you!

San Mateo Dentist Dr. Sheena Phan

2121 S El Camino Real b102
San Mateo, CA 94403

Call or Text (650) 345-7981

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