A root canal is a dental procedure that involves the removal of the soft center of the tooth, known as the pulp. The pulp is made up of nerves, connective tissue, and blood arteries that aid in the growth of the tooth. In most circumstances, a regular dentist or endodontist will perform a root canal while you are sedated. At Dr. Little's office, we provide painless root canal therapy to ease tooth discomfort and stabilize your tooth after an infection or trauma.
Bacteria can enter the pulp when a tooth is broken, chipped, or has a deep cavity. An injury to the tooth can also result in pulp damage and inflammation. Bacteria and rotting material can create a significant infection or a tooth abscess if left untreated, resulting in pulp death, bone loss, and tooth loss. Swelling around your face and neck, a hole in your tooth, toothache or dental discomfort, gum swelling, and temperature sensitivity are all possible signs and symptoms.
To learn more about our root canal treatments, visit our dentist, Dr. Little, at 4455 Sw Scholls Ferry Rd Suite 101 Portland, Oregon, 97225. You can also reach Dentist Portland, OR at (503) 291-0000 or (503) 292-6677 to schedule an appointment.
4455 Sw Scholls Ferry Rd Suite 101, Portland, OR 97225
MON - WED 7:00 am - 4:00 pm
THU 9:00 am - 1:00 pm
FRI - SUN Closed
Phone: (503) 291-0000