Root Canal Symptoms - Beaverton, OR

Signs You May Need a Root Canal

We Want to Save Your Teeth

Would you know what warning signs are for a tooth that is in danger of needing an extraction? It is important to identify red flags that could mean severe infection and impending tooth loss. Root canal therapy is needed when infection in your tooth has reached the inner tissue, called the pulp. Without treatment, your infected tooth will not heal on its own and will need to be extracted. It is our goal to do everything we can to save your natural teeth to ensure a healthier mouth and a healthier body.

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Know the Warning Signs

On rare occasions you may not experience any symptoms of an infected tooth but signs to look for include:

  • Tooth sensitivity to hot and cold foods
  • Tenderness or pain with biting or chewing pressure
  • Severe pain or swelling surrounding the infected tooth
  • Pain that seems to ‘travel’ to other teeth
  • Blemishes or markings on your gums
  • A bad taste in your mouth

Seek Treatment Immediately

If you experience any of these symptoms it is important to seek treatment immediately. If an infected tooth is left untreated it might not only mean tooth loss but the infection can spread to the root tip and down through to the jaw bone causing an abscess. The abscess will damage the bone and surrounding tissue and the build-up of pressure can be excruciating. The infection can also spread to other areas of your body and become life-threatening. Trust your smile to a specialist. Dr. Tuong Nguyen Nguyen is our endodontic specialist and provides minimally-invasive root canal therapy with laser technology. Check out our laser endodontics page to learn more and call our office to receive your appointment today!

Get Started Today

Dr. Tuong Nguyen Nguyen and our experienced team of specialists at Polaris Dental Specialists are proud to serve patients in Beaverton, OR. We are happy to provide care for the community of Salem as well. If you are in pain and would like to learn more about your treatment options, including laser endodontics, contact our office to schedule your appointment. We look forward to speaking with you.

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Heather P. Shares Her Experience

Heather P. Shares Her Experience

I would definitely recommend Dr. Nguyen. It was because of his staff, because of everything that they did for me, made me feel comfortable. He was sitting there and he listened to what I had to say and he seemed like he really cared about the story I was telling him on how I broke my jaw and why I had four teeth in the front that needed root canals. He really took the time to listen and I have definitely recommended him to anybody and everybody that I have talked to about it.
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