Afshin Rahimi, DMD
Pacific Heights Family & Cosmetic Dentist

2007 Divisadero Street - San Francisco, CA 94115

Why do I need a root canal when my tooth doesn't hurt?

Bacteria can lay dormant inside a tooth for a period of time before causing any pain. In some cases, by the time a patient has acute pain on the tooth, the bacteria can have infected the tooth to the point where the only option is an extraction. Our goal is to prevent any loss of teeth by being proactive and treating the tooth with a root canal before it is too late. An infection around a tooth is most commonly diagnosed by an x-ray and confirmed with additional tests.

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