What To Expect Throughout The Process
Dr. Skoulas always performs a thorough examination of her patient’s teeth before recommending any procedure. Many times, she can identify problems with their initial examination, but other times. X-rays may be required to determine the actual cause of the discomfort patients are feeling. X-rays can also help determine the severity of the problem and confirm whether a simple root canal is needed or if other procedures are required. During the process of visiting with Dr. Skoulas and getting a root canal, patients can expect to:
- Get a recommendation from her about the timing of getting the root canal, which could be immediately or in the near future.
- Have the blood vessel and nerve of the infected tooth removed to put a stop to the discomfort, which can take about an hour.
- Have a follow-up procedure to seal off the root to prevent another infection. Depending on the situation, patients may be able to have the follow-up procedure completed at the same time as the initial removal of the nerve and blood vessel.
- Have the crown added to the tooth about one week after the root canal, to strengthen, stabilize and further protect the
The good news for San Francisco and Embarcadero patients is a root canal can almost instantaneously improve the symptoms previously felt. Some minor discomfort may be felt as a result of the root canal, but it will slowly fade away. When patients get a root canal with Dr. Skoulas, they will feel better, become healthier and start smiling big again in no time.
Caring For Teeth Following A Root Canal
It’s important to follow the advice provided by Dr. Skoulas after the root canal is performed. Patients may need to take a couple of days off from work to relax, depending on the nature of their job. Minimizing the amount of chewing on the tooth the root canal was performed on is suggested for at least a few days. Patients don’t want to contaminate the tooth that was previously giving them problems, and Dr. Skoulas will provide all the information required to ensure a successful process until the tooth is completely healed.
San Francisco Patients Trust Us
A root canal is one of those dental procedures no San Francisco patient wants to do, but you will feel like a new person once it’s completed. And when Dr. Skoulas performs the procedure, patients feel even better. Dr. Skoulas understands the discomfort patients are experiencing and always treat them with the respect they deserve. Our comforting personality makes even the toughest root canal easier to deal with.
While Dr. Skoulas job is to fix any tooth problem, it’s our passion to put smiles back on our patients’ faces. Our San Francisco and Embarcadero patients have busy lives and don’t have time to deal with tooth pain. Because of this, Dr. Skoulas is always willing to alter her schedule around their patients’ schedules to ensure they can feel normal again as quickly as possible. The availability, kindness, compassion, skill, and experience of all lead to great results and unmatched trust for her patients.
Schedule A Consultation Today
A root canal is often not as bad as it seems and can be welcomed by patients since it helps make them feel better almost instantaneously. When San Francisco and Embarcadero patients call our office to schedule a consultation, Dr. Skoulas will evaluate their teeth and determine if a root canal is the best course of action. She will then clearly lay out their plan, answer any questions, describe the process in detail and set proper expectations.
Your comfort is our number one priority at our practice, and we will go out of our way to ensure you are comfortable and confident before performing the root canal. From the time you walk through our doors for your consultation until you’re fully recovered from your procedure, we will be with you every step of the way.
To learn more about root canals in general and to schedule an appointment with Dr. Skoulas, contact us at (415) 757-0110 today. You will be one step closer to a smile you can be proud of and ready to show off.