If you are experiencing a dental emergency, please call us immediately: 503-482-2160.
We always do our best to see emergency appointments that same day. Depending on the diagnosis, Dr. Zeller offers many emergency treatments in-house (no need to be referred to an expensive specialist). Some of the advanced treatment we perform at Five Pines includes:
- Root Canals
- Wisdom teeth
Most patients need a root canal when a cavity has grown into the nerve of the tooth and the tooth has become infected. The procedure removes the affected tissue then the interior of the tooth is cleaned and sealed. Finally, the tooth is filled with a dental composite and usually topped with a crown to strengthen and protect the tooth from breakage.
Not all wisdom teeth require removal, but since they are the last four of your 32 teeth to grow in, they often cause problems such as damage to nearby teeth, jaw pain, headaches and even decay and infection since it’s hardest to clean back there! Dr. Zeller can help evaluate the status of your wisdom teeth with an exam and panoramic x-ray. If they are not growing in properly or causing any problems, he’ll explain your options for removal and help you decide which one is right for you.