Covid-19 Update

Being part of the community for over 30 years, we are trying to do our part and help get everyone through the current dilemma. Until the current state removes their emergency mandates, we will be consolidating to our Hillsboro office. We will temporarily close our aloha and forest grove locations to put all our resources into keeping one facility open. This will allow us to continue to treat emergencies and patients with urgent dental concerns. We will be donating our extra supplies to local hospitals to help them in their effort to better care for those affected.

To also help, we are now expanding our hours in Hillsboro to be open Monday – Saturday from 8 am to 7 pm. We hope these extended hours will not only better serve our patients but will help keep dental emergencies from overloading value space in emergency rooms.
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Why do I need a root canal?

This important therapy is performed when the root canal that is a part of the structure of your tooth becomes infected oMale Root Canal Patient | Smith Dental Root Canal FAQr damaged.

Reasons You Might Need a Root Canal

  • Trauma has caused your tooth to fracture.
  • A cavity has progressed too far and decay has reached the root canal or nerve of your tooth.
  • You have an abscess, a serious infection of the tooth and gum.
  • Decay has started again under an old metal filling.
  • A previous injury has damaged the pulp or the nerve of your tooth.

Often, pain is a reliable signal that root canal therapy is needed, but if the nerve is dead, you might not feel pain even though we can see the need for a root canal on an x-ray.

If we believe that you need a root canal, we'll discuss this with you and present you with all of your options.

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