Gresham Root Canal Dentist

Say goodbye to severe tooth pain

Save your tooth and start feeling better

Intense, throbbing toothache can stop you from enjoying the things that you love. If you are experiencing severe pain (especially while chewing), extreme tooth sensitivity, redness, and inflammation, you may be suffering from a serious pulp infection (pulpitis) without even knowing.

When tooth decay is ignored, it can spread to the center of your tooth, where the pulp is. Left untreated, this infection can cause serious discomfort and even lead to tooth loss. But when detected early, a root canal performed on time can relieve your pain and save your tooth. That’s where we come in!

What a root canal can do for you

Many people think that root canals are painful — but what really hurts it’s not getting one on time.

Some basic aspects of root canals are:

  • The procedure is performed under local anesthesia — you’ll feel comfortable the entire time
  • Root canals are the best way to find relief caused by pulp infection. They can also save your infected tooth from falling or getting extracted
  • Combined with a crown, a root canal can restore both the functionality and appearance of your tooth

If you think you might need a root canal, our dentists in Gresham have your back. Call (503) 666-7000 to get the help that you need.

What to expect

If you are experiencing intense pain or any other sign of infection, one of our dentists will examine your mouth before reaching a diagnosis. If you do need a root canal, the procedure will look like this:

  1. Your dentist will numb the area using a local anesthetic
  2. They will gently remove the infected area on the tooth
  3. Your dentist will disinfect, clean, and seal the treated area
  4. They will use a filling or a crown to restore your tooth
  5. Your tooth will start to heal and you’ll be able to smile again!

Root canals at Gresham Dental

If you are experiencing a severe toothache, call us as soon as possible. Whether you are suffering from a pulp infection or not, our dentists at Gresham Dental will work to find the cause of your pain and treat it, so you can smile at life again.

If you have any questions about root canals or any other dental procedure, just ask our team. Our dentists will be happy to guide you and answer any questions you may have.

Everyone deserves a healthy smile

We accept most major dental insurance providers. If you are not insured, we offer affordable dental services and a variety of payment and financing options.

Call us at (503) 666-7000 to learn more about our alternatives or to check your insurance coverage.

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Frequently Asked Questions

Are root canals painful?

Root canals actually provide relief from pain caused by pulp infection. 

During the root canal procedure, we will use a local anesthetic to ensure that you don’t feel any discomfort. You might experience some soreness afterward, but this will only last for a few days. For this, your dentist might recommend some over-the-counter medication.

What aftercare recommendations should I follow?

Our team will provide you with some specific instructions you need to follow after your root canal. These may include:

  • Wait until the numbing effect wears off before you eat
  • Brush and floss as recommended
  • Avoid engaging in physical activities

What causes dental pulp infection?

The most common cause of pulp infection is tooth decay, which can lead to cavities. When cavities are left untreated, bacteria can get to the center of the tooth, infecting the pulp. 

Less common causes of infection are broken teeth and cracked teeth.

We can’t wait to make you smile

Whether you need help with a specific issue or you are looking for your family’s next dental home, we are here for you.

Your dental office in Gresham, OR

We are conveniently located in the heart of Gresham. Find us next to McCrae’s Restaurant.

455 West Powell Blvd
Gresham, OR 97030
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Monday-Thursday: 7am-5pm

Call us at (503) 666-7000