Root Canals

Root canal procedure explained through an x-ray

When Are Root Canals Necessary?

Root canals are necessary when the pulp of a tooth becomes exposed to air, food particles, and bacteria. This decayed nerve tissue can lead to an infection known as pulpal necrosis. Dr. Nicacio at Hermiston Dental Group may recommend a root canal when you come in for an exam and you believe you have an infection. At Hermiston Dental Group, we provide you with the best care for your teeth. Our team will relieve your discomfort with a root canal at our comfortable office.

What Are Root Canals?

Root canals are procedures that remove infected portions of a tooth’s root in order to save the tooth. Root canal treatment is known as endodontic therapy, which means “inside the tooth.” The pulp (which comprises blood vessels, nerves, and connective tissues) inside the root of your tooth begins to die if it becomes exposed.

What Are Signs Of Infection To Look Out For?

A common sign of an infection is pain or extreme sensitivity around any teeth roots. If you experience this warning sign don’t wait until it worsens. If a root canal is necessary, we can determine which teeth require treatment by conducting an examination of your mouth.

Can I Lose My Tooth With This Procedure?

Many patients believe they will have to get their infected teeth pulled out but what often happens is a simple procedure known as “root canal treatment”. After numbing the area, Dr. Nicacio will remove the infection from the pulp chamber and take steps to clear up your infection completely so that you don’t have to lose your tooth.

Root canals are a necessary procedure for many people, but they’re not always easy to get through as they are often painful and difficult. The process of removing the nerve from the tooth is long and complicated, which means that you need a doctor that you can trust. Dr. Nicacio at Hermiston Dental Group is a friendly dentist who makes sure his patients are comfortable throughout their root canal procedure by using sedation dentistry techniques like nitrous oxide or laughing gas if needed. He also offers laser therapy to help with any pain after your root canal treatment is complete! Call or request an appointment online today.

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We love welcoming new patients & reaching as much of our community as possible. We can’t wait to provide you with our effective services and start caring for your dental health. Have any questions? Please give us a call or fill out the form below to request an appointment


550 SW 11th St, Hermiston, OR 97838


Hours of Operation:

Monday – Friday: 8:00am – 5:00pm

Lunch at HDG is from 1:00pm – 2:00pm

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Pamela Moyer Martin
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Doctor takes good care of my family. When grandson knocked tooth out, got us in immediately and then set up emergency dental -medical in TRI-Cities for him in hopes of saving the tooth. Quick, caring action in emergency situation. Above and beyond help. Really feel like he cares about our dental needs. We get the best.
Jassiel Carmona
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I’ve always had great experiences with Hermiston dental group. Big shoutout to Becky for always being awesome when she helps me out!! She is friendly & awesome! Nicacio is awesome as well.
Leslie Ayhens
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I generally do not like visiting the dentist, but my visit to Hermiston Dental Clinic was the best I’ve ever experienced!!. They went over and above to make sure I was comfortable and without pain. I’m definitely a lifer at Hermiston Dental !!
Kelly Barajas
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Great place with such an amazing DR & friendly staff! 😊 Every time I go for a visit, I know I’ll be walking right out with a wonderful smile thanks to them! (Literally) 😁​

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