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If you have an aching tooth that keeps you up at night, chances are you may need a root canal. Let Dr. Hovden relieve your pain and resolve this issue.

Why a Root Canal Is Not Something To Fear

Today’s Kenneth Hovden DDS post addresses one of the most feared dental procedures: the infamous root canal. If you are told that you need a root canal, don’t panic. Your dentist recommends this procedure when it is better for your tooth than the alternatives. A successful root canal (or endodontic treatment in “dental speak”) can

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3 Problems Which May Require A Root Canal

This post from Kenneth Hovden DDS in Daly City is about root canal procedures. Root canals are often feared, but they allow you to keep a tooth that would otherwise have to be extracted. It is important that dental patients know what is happening during this anxiety-inducing, though routine, procedure. At the center of each

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Rather Have A Root Canal?

Have you ever heard the phrase ‘I’d rather have a root canal’ to describe something painful or unpleasant? At Kenneth Hovden DDS in Daly City, we perform root canal therapy routinely for our patients and many report minimal discomfort. Root canals have advanced significantly in recent years. For many patients, the procedure is no more

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The Cure, Not the Cause: Root Canals in Daly City

Root canals have a bad reputation. Just hearing the words make a lot of people uneasy, because they’re associated with pain. But at Kenneth Hovden DDS in Daly City, we stress that root canals do the opposite: they don’t cause pain, they relieve it. A root canal usually becomes necessary when a tooth is infected

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Root Canal vs Dental Implant

When a tooth’s nerve and pulp becomes infected, the dentist at Kenneth Hovden DDS in Daly City must, with the patient, make a choice of whether to attempt to save the tooth by completing a root canal or to extract the tooth. There are several factors that affect this choice. These include whether there is

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Relieving Your Dental Anxiety At Kenneth Hovden DDS

Hello San Francisco dental blog visitors, welcome to the Kenneth Hovden DDS blog. I am Dr. Kenneth Hovden in Daly City. A close friend of mine recently expressed fears about her upcoming root canal. She was anxious about the pain she might experience and worried about getting work off for the multiple office visits to

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Saving Teeth in Daly City

When a tooth is threatened by severe decay, periodontal disease, or damage from an injury, the question is what needs to be done and that is how Dr. Hovden can help you.

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