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Century Dental
Phone: (971) 708-1608
2831 SE Cornelius Pass Rd.
Hillsboro OR 97123

Jeff R. Call, DMD, FAGD, FICOI
Dix C. Densley, DDS, FAGD, FICOI

Reasons a Root Canal is a Great Way to Save a Tooth

Posted on 9/13/2015 by Dr. Call
A woman in pain, because she needs a root canal.A cavity is a hole inside of your tooth that can grow deeper over time. Keeping that in mind, there are a few ways to repair tooth decay. At our dental office, we give our patients the best possible outcome to fulfill their dental needs. One of the best solutions that we suggest to our patients is a root canal. This procedure is used to replace the infected root of your tooth with a specific material designed to fill the hole and top it off with a crown.

So is a root canal better than a filling? Well, a root canal is suggested when the pulp of the tooth is heavily damaged. We would advise our patients to get a filling if the cavity is less severe. Our goal is to deliver the best service based on the patients' circumstances. We express to our patients the reasons why a root canal is a great way to save their tooth.

The Root Affect

In our business of saving teeth and smiles the root canal method is definitely a head liner choice. When your tooth is damaged due to it being infested by plaque or germs, it can cause a serious obstacle. This is where a root canal can be very beneficial in repairing the damage to your tooth. If you have swelling or toothaches, this procedure is something that you will want to consider. Preventing further eruptions that could spread if the deep hole in your tooth is left untreated is another reason why the root canal procedure is successful.

The root of the nerve being exposed is painful beyond soothing in most cases. Having a great option presented that can take away the pain is a comforting thought. Cracked teeth replacement won't be the only benefit to this surgery. Patients will have a chance of keeping their teeth rather than losing them with this preferred choice.

Another thing to think about is preventing your teeth from shifting if you opt out of root canal surgery and decide to extract the tooth. By not replacing the tooth it could cause this type of change which could reflect how you chew your food. A deeper result could also affect your jaw line. With the help of our dental services, all of these potential or current causes can be avoided and resolved.

Pulp Nonfiction
The pulp of your tooth makes up the connective tissue that contains nerves. When the nerves and pulp have been damaged we have to remove the pulp in the interest of getting rid of the infection. Having a root canal therapy session with us can restore your tooth to a healthy state. We are trained professionals that have plenty of experience in the root canal field.

Our assistance goes beyond the repair of a few teeth. We educate our patients on preventable measures to promote better oral health care. Allow us to assist you with your dental queries. Our staff is very skilled at making what some may consider to be a painful process into a smooth transition. Let us take care of your tooth decay or infection that resides inside of your mouth due to poor oral hygiene.

A few visits with us and we will give you back your smile better than before. When you have a tooth problem that needs to be resolved or just want to have a consultation about your teeth, think of us. After all, we are the tooth experts that are here to serve you one pulp at a time.

Please call our office for an appointment today!

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The dentist and staff were all very knowledgeable, friendly, and caring! They took time to explain everything to me and never seemed rushed. I have made appointments for other family members and plan to return myself!

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Century Dental Creating the Smiles You Dream of!

Welcome to Century Dental, where we make your beautiful smile our business! Dr. Densley and Dr. Call have teamed up to create the driving force in the dental industry of the Pacific Northwest. We have put together a team of highly skilled, professional staff.

Hillsboro Family Dentist

We take great pride in creating a comfortable and friendly environment where our patients can have a positive dental experience. Located in Hillsboro, our office is easily accessible as it is right off of Oregon Route 8. We have gone to great lengths to make sure our office is both state-of-the-art and also comfortable and inviting.

Services Offered

Preventive Dentistry

We are passionate about preventing problems before they start. We do so by educating our patients about what positive dental habits they can be forming and having our patients visit us twice a year for exams and cleanings.

Restorative Dentistry

We understand that often, due to circumstances outside of your control, your mouth may need restorative actions taken. That’s why we offer a bevy of restorative procedures to bring your smile back to it’s original luster.

Cosmetic Dentistry

Frequently we hear that the procedures that make the biggest difference in our patient’s smiles are cosmetic in nature. Whitening, veneers and Invisalign® are just a few of the cosmetic procedure we offer!

IV Sedation

For those patients that need more than just oral sedation we offer what is often called “sleep sedation”. If anxiety is an issue or if the procedure calls for it we can easily place you under full anesthesia to ensure that you rest peacefully through the whole thing.

Dental Implants

If you have lost a tooth or are looking at tooth removal as an option, dental implants are the most highly recommended form of replacement for teeth. Dental implants involve inserting a titanium post into your jaw which will fuse with your bone structure. The post will be topped with a crown made specifically to fit your bite. The result is a form of tooth replacement that looks and acts exactly as your real tooth would. It even prevents bone loss, which is a common side effect of tooth loss.

Dental Technology

We are happy to use a great variety of cutting edge technology in our practice. Digital X-rays are one of our staples in dental tech. Standard X-rays can take time to view and process but with the advent of digital X-rays we can view the inner workings of your mouth almost instantly. We are also able to take higher quality X-rays that allow us to detect things like tooth decay within the tooth, cysts, tumors, and impacted teeth. Further, the radiation you receive from a digital X-ray device is about 1/5th that of a standard X-ray.

We also offer intraoral cameras and ultrasonic scalers. The intraoral cameras aid us in detecting any issues within your mouth that may need further dental attention. Ultrasonic scalers are by far the most effective method for removing built up plaque and tartar that has accumulated on teeth.

More questions?

If you have any more questions please feel free to browse our Frequently Asked Questions page or give us a call today at 971-708-1608. We look forward to hearing from you!
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