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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What happens if I don't get root canal treatment?

When we recommend root canal treatment in Aloha, it is likely because a tooth is abscessed or infected. When decay reaches the nerve of your tooth, it causes a painful infection, and root canal treatment is needed to remove the diseased tissue from inside your tooth. This procedure eliminates your tooth infection and also preserves your natural tooth structure, which is always preferable over losing a tooth.

If you don't get root canal treatment to restore your infected tooth, it becomes so damaged that we have to remove it in order to eliminate your infection. You also run the risk that your infection can spread to neighboring teeth and even move to other critical areas of your body, such as your brain, where it can become a life-threatening situation.

Root canal treatment not only relieves your infection, but it also eliminates the severe pain that a tooth infection causes. It is crucial in order for you to protect your health not to delay treating a tooth that is infected. If you are experiencing dental pain or a constant toothache that doesn't go away, we encourage you to contact your Aloha dental team right away for prompt emergency dental care.

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