Has decay or infection ruthlessly attacked and damaged your tooth, with the only way to save it being root canal therapy? If so Dr. Stephen Henry is here to give you the treatment you need and the comfort you desire.

Root canal therapy in Foster City, California, is generally required when you are suffering from many symptoms, which include:

  • A severe toothache when you chew
  • Prolonged sensitivity to hot or cold temperatures
  • Discoloration in the tooth
  • Swelling in the gums
  • Recurring pimple in the nearby gums

Not all of these symptoms may be present. However, if the problem is left untreated, more severe problems might arise, which could include:

  • Swelling that spreads to the face, neck, or head
  • Bone loss at the tip of the tooth’s root
  • Drainage issues that can form a hole through the side of the tooth

The process of root canal therapy first begins with our dentist numbing the area of the tooth to eliminate any pain you might feel. Next, he will drill a hole into the tooth and remove the pulp, bacteria, decayed nerve tissue, and related debris. Once the harmful substances are removed, our dentist will thoroughly clean the tooth and gently flush the debris away with water or sodium hypochlorite. Next, he will fill the tooth with a composite filling, which will be applied layer by later. Once the tooth is filled, our dentist will shave and trim the material to help it fit perfectly with your bite If it is needed, a crown will be placed over the tooth.

To eradicate the excruciating pain you are feeling, please feel free to call the dental office of Dr. Stephen Henry DDS at 650-341-5656 and schedule an appointment.