Endodontists in
San Francisco

Union Square Endodontics
490 Post St. Suite 1516
San Francisco, CA 94102

Tel. (415) 398-4964
Fax. (415) 398-0147

mail@endosf.com

 

 

 

 

 

 

About Endodontics

Endodontics is a specialty branch of dentistry recognized by the American Dental Association dealing with treatment of the pulp and surrounding tissues of a tooth. When you look at your tooth in the mirror, what you see is the crown. The rest of the tooth, the portion hidden beneath the gum line, is the root. The outer portion of the root is a hard tissue called dentin. The inside channel, or root canal, contains the pulp, a soft tissue consisting of blood vessels and nerves. Bacteria introduced into the pulp because of tooth decay, periodontal disease, or a fracture can cause inflammation, pain and severe damage to the pulp.

To save the tooth and prevent further problems, the root canal is treated. After successful therapy, your general dentist will restore the tooth to normal function.