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Dr. David and Dr. Patty are excited to be open and treating patients. We are taking all the recommended precautions to keep our patients and ourselves safe. For a better idea of what to expect when you come in, please click here to watch our brief video or click here to review a flyer about the changes we've made. We look forward to seeing you soon!

Nerve Treatment for Baby Teeth

If you think your child may have an infected tooth, please call Portland Children's Dentistry immediately to determine if a root canal is needed.Harmful bacteria in your mouth can lead to tooth decay and eventually cause infection. This is true for both primary and permanent teeth. If bacteria from a cavity spreads to the blood vessels and nerves that supply the tooth, it can cause pain or infection. Sensitivity, pain, swollen gums, or looseness of a tooth can be signs of an infection.

A pulpotomy may be indicated when bacteria gets to the nerves and blood vessels. In this case the infected tissue is removed and a material is placed that prevents the infection from growing any further. This may be a better option than removing the infected tooth, which could cause spacing and development issues as the child grows.
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2323 NW Westover Road, Portland, OR 97210