Root Canal Dentist Hillsboro, Aloha, Forest Grove, OR

A long and happy life for your smile

Root canals save your teeth!

If you’re experiencing severe tooth sensitivity or a toothache, don’t wait another minute. Contact our root canal dentists in Hillsboro, Aloha, or Forest Grove. You may have an infection deep in your tooth and time is of the essence. By performing a root canal, we can end your pain and save your tooth. Get in touch today to learn more.

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How does it work?

Root canal therapy involves treating infections that have reached a tooth’s nerve. Left untreated, you’re at risk of losing the tooth completely. However, a root canal allows you to keep your natural tooth for as long as possible.

  • 1. We’ll keep you comfortable during the procedure with local anesthetic
  • 2. Once you’re numb, we’ll remove the infection, diseased tissue, and the nerve
  • 3. Once your tooth is cleaned out and disinfected, we’ll cover it with a filling or crown

Benefits of a root canal

  • Prevents infection from spreading to other teeth
  • Immediate pain relief
  • Protect your jawbone
  • Avoids the need for tooth extraction

Did you know: Severe tooth infection can be prevented!

Regular dental cleanings and checkups help keep your teeth healthy and strong. During your preventive visits, we’ll check for early signs of tooth decay, and treat it before it becomes a problem.

Book an appointment now at one of our three locations in Aloha, Hillsboro, or Forest Grove.

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What our patients say

I had a cavity that spread to the tooth next to it. Dr. Smith fixed the cavity and for the first time in a long time, I can actually eat with no pain!

— Sharli 

Roots Canals & Insurance

Your insurance plan may cover a percentage of your root canal treatment. We’ll help you understand what cost to expect. Our offices accept most PPO insurance plans and also offer savings and financing options to fit your budget. Call us to learn more.

We also accept: Superior, Principal, Guardian, Nationwide, United Healthcare, Cigna, United Concordia, Sun Life Financial, Assurant, Anthem, and others.

Frequently Asked Questions

Can root canals be painful?

You’re actually in pain because of an infection, not due to the root canal treatment. You’ll feel relief once the infection is gone. You may experience some swelling and discomfort during your natural healing process after treatment. We’ll provide aftercare instructions to keep you as comfortable as possible during healing.

What causes me to need a root canal?

Tooth decay is a common cause of tooth infection. If you develop an infection, you might experience excruciating pain and swelling, intense sensitivity to hot or cold drinks, and a foul mouth smell.

Can I brush my teeth after a root canal?

After a root canal, it’s important to keep your mouth clean. Brush and floss as instructed and closely follow aftercare instructions to keep bacteria at bay and prevent infection.

See You Soon

We’re ready to care for your smile. Book now or call us.

Our Offices


18635 SW Farmington Rd
Aloha, OR 97007

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Tue – Fri 7:30 a.m. – 5:30 p.m.

Phone: (503) 575-1337

Forest Grove

1910 Main Street, Suite B
Forest Grove, OR 97116

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Mon – Thu 8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Fri 9:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.

Phone: (503) 359-0900


425 SE Baseline St
Hillsboro, OR 97123

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Mon – Fri 7:30 a.m. – 5:30 p.m.

Phone: (503) 693-7301