Tooth Infection Treatment

I believe strongly in helping my patients keep their teeth as healthy and strong as possible. Preventive dental exams, deep cleanings, and other minimally-invasive procedures are designed to minimize decay and disease. Early detection of cavities allows me to use smaller fillings that remove the bare minimum of healthy tooth structure.

A root canal procedure should only be performed when absolutely necessary. And unfortunately, in cases of advanced tooth decay, they are the recommended treatment and produce the best results.

If you’ve been told you need a root canal or have questions about how to prevent cavities and tooth decay, contact Green Dentistry and talk to Dr. Patel about your options.

Root Canals

When tooth decay reaches the inner layers of the teeth, a simple filling can no longer be used to repair the damage. Instead, a root canal procedure may be recommended to remove the decay and restore the tooth.

Also known as an endodontic procedure, a root canal treatment involves removing and cleaning the infected pulp. Then the tooth is prepared to receive a crown that will restore the tooth’s shape, function, and appearance.

Dr. Patel, San Francisco’s leading holistic dentist

CEREC Same Day Crowns

Beautiful Durable Crowns in Minutes. No Waiting & No Temporary!

In the past, crowns were made in dental laboratories and took about 2 or 3 weeks to finish. While waiting, you’d wear an inconvenient temporary crown. When your crown was ready, you’d go back to the dentist to have it placed.

Today, using 3D imaging technology and the CEREC system, Dr. Patel can create and install a beautiful, durable, biocompatible crown in just minutes!

It’s amazing! Contact Dr. Patel for a consultation to learn more about CEREC technology.

About the CEREC System

CEREC is a revolutionary dental technology. In just minutes it can create truly custom-made, natural-looking, and long-lasting crowns, veneers, onlays and other tooth restorations. Before your root canal, Dr. Patel will tell you more about the CEREC system, including:

  • Why CEREC single visit crowns are a better choice than traditional crowns
  • Why CEREC is the best choice for most people
  • Why CEREC is the most eco-conscious and healthiest choice you can make for your mouth

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Visit Our San Francisco Dental Office

Our modern dental office in Union Square is the first of its kind in San Francisco. You’ll find environmentally sustainable features and the latest technology throughout our space — including the furniture in the waiting room.

We believe that when our patients are comfortable they are less anxious and their dental deep cleaning treatments produce better results. That’s why we take pride in offering spa-like amenities, including:

  • Aromatherapy
  • Neck wraps and heated blankets
  • Healing with essential oils and crystals
  • Noise-cancelling headphones

“Dr. Patel’s staff is excellent, and the office environment is very warm and comfortable. She cares deeply about the health of my teeth and gums and is sensitive to my needs.”

Natalie G.

Root Canal FAQ

A filling is used to remove a small amount of tooth decay. A root canal, on the other hand, is used when decay advances to the inner pulp of the tooth. The decay is removed and the tooth’s structure, function, and appearance are restored using a dental crown.

While root canal treatment can be needed due to untreated and advanced tooth decay, there are other causes. Your genetic makeup may leave you predisposed to tooth decay no matter how well you brush and floss. In addition, many root canals are the result of chips or cracks in the tooth caused by an accident or injury.

No! Using the CEREC system, we can create your finished crown in just minutes. You won’t have to wait for another appointment and we won’t have to bother with a goopy, sticky mold to make a temporary crown. Instead, we’ll use a high-tech 3D imaging system to take a picture of your mouth and a computer program will be used to turn a block of biocompatible ceramic resin into your finished crown.

The results are incredible! CEREC crowns:

  • Last for years
  • Look amazing
  • Function just like your natural teeth!

New Patient? We’ll Plant a Tree In Your Honor

We believe in “green dentistry with a green thumb.” Let’s work together to help improve the environment and fight climate change.

Every year, your tree will:

  • Produce 260 lbs of fresh oxygen
  • Remove 25+ lbs of carbon from the atmosphere
  • Provide shade and habitat for birds, squirrels, and other animals

Help us make a difference!

The best dental care in the San Francisco Bay Area!

We look forward to welcoming you and helping you on your journey to an amazing smile and life-long health!

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