Why Visit Northern Oregon Endodontics?

Our Locations

Northern Oregon Endodontics has two easy to find locations in northeast Portland and Hood River for your convenience. Our soothing and modern office environment will put you at ease and help ensure your comfort. You will be received, greeted pleasantly, and made to feel welcome. Help yourself to a current magazine and a cup of coffee or tea in our reception area. You will then be escorted to a private, comfortable treatment area by one of our dental assistants. We understand that dental work in general and root canal treatment in particular may cause a certain amount of anxiety. We strive to...
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Our Caring Staff

Dr. Scott Edgar’s path to becoming an endodontic specialist began as a child when he had four root canals himself following a skateboarding accident. He felt fortunate that experts were available to help him save his teeth, and this provided motivation toward an eight year career as a general dentist. He chose to specialize in endodontics after realizing his passion is saving teeth and relieving pain. Dr. Edgar’s approach to care includes getting to know patients needs and concerns, thorough diagnostic examination, followed by educating patients about his findings so they understand their individual condition, and what treatment options are available that best fit their individual...
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Our Expertise

Dr. Edgar completed his Doctor of Dental Medicine (DMD) degree at Oregon Health & Science University School of Dentistry, graduating with high honors in 1994. After practicing as a general dentist for eight years, he returned to OHSU for endodontic graduate training and received his Specialty Certificate in Endodontics in 2004. Dr. Edgar is one of a select group of endodontists in the state of Oregon to become a Board Certified Diplomate of the American Board of Endodontics. To achieve Diplomate status, an endodontist has shown great inner motivation and exceptional commitment to continuing professional growth. A Board-Certified endodontist understands the importance of: achieving...
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Our Advanced Technology

We use state-of-the-art technology to ensure the best outcome possible for our patients. Our investment in advanced technology means a long-term investment in your future. State-of-the-art technology invites informed decision-making and enables patients to make wise choices concerning their oral health. Dr. Edgar offers the latest dental technology for your benefit. This includes:
kodak9000 Cone Beam 3-D CT Imaging The Cone Beam Computed Tomography (CBCT) is a dental-specific x-ray machine that gives a very accurate 3D image of the tooth and area in question. This technology is the most advanced dental imaging possible and is unsurpassed in...
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Our Partnerships

By referring you to an endodontic specialist, your family dentist demonstrates a personal concern for the quality of your dental care. At Northern Oregon Endodontics, we work closely with your general dentist to provide the highest quality patient care. Our main goal is to provide a seamless transition between your general dentist and our practice through emergency care, timely treatment, appropriate follow-up and referral back for restorative treatment. Communication and collaboration is an essential component of the partnership. We strive each day to exceed expectations and to earn and maintain the trust of our patients and our referring dentists....
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Our Experience

Dr. Edgar maintained a solo general dentistry practice in Portland, Oregon from 1994 to 2002. He has practiced endodontics in northeast Portland and the Columbia Gorge since 2004, successfully treating over 10,000 endodontic patients. In addition, our highly skilled staff has over 50 years of combined dental experience. ...
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We use Rotary Instrumentation

Several years ago, nickel titanium rotary instruments were introduced to the profession and revolutionized endodontic care. These now ubiquitous tools enhance the mechanical enlargement and debridement of the canal....
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Our Comfortable Environment

Northern Oregon Endodontics has two easy to find locations for your convenience;  northeast Portland and  Hood River Oregon . Our soothing and modern office environment will put you at ease and help ensure your comfort. You will be received, greeted pleasantly, and made to feel welcome. Help yourself to a current magazine and a cup of coffee or tea in our reception area. You will then be escorted to a private, comfortable treatment area by one of our dental assistants. We understand that dental work in general and root canal treatment in particular may cause a certain amount of anxiety. We strive to make your experience positive...
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We use Ultrasonic equipement

At Northern Oregon Endodontics, ultrasonics are routinely used during our microscope-assisted endodontic procedures as part of our philosophy of minimally invasive treatment. Ultrasonics, using the concept of ultrasound energy, are used to assist precise tooth preparation and to assist delivery of disinfecting solutions and optimize debris removal. Ultrasonics enhance the quality of endodontic treatment....
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Why we use Digital X-Rays

This form of computerized radiography uses a standard dental x-ray generator as its radiation source. An intra-oral sensor that is placed in the mouth collects the image. The color capabilities show our patients more meaningful pictures than the standard format. The “zoom” capabilities allow our patients to view localized areas for a better understanding of their diagnosis. Digital radiography reduces radiation exposure 80 – 90% compared to traditional film-based radiography. This technology not only benefits you by exposing you to less radiation but also streamlines our communication with your general dentist. We can easily share images on a computer screen with patients and referring dentists...
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Relieving Discomfort

Root Canal Therapy (also called root canal treatment or endodontic treatment) is a dental procedure in which the diseased or damaged nerve (pulp) of a tooth is removed and the inside areas (the nerve or pulp chamber and root canals) are cleaned, filled and sealed permanently to avoid infection. Without treatment, the surrounding tissues of the tooth (including the gums and bone) will become infected and a dental abscess can form. A tooth’s nerve and blood vessel provide nutrients and hydration to a tooth as well as sense of temperature. It provides the sensation of hot or cold. The presence or absence of a nerve will affect...
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Introducing Cone Beam 3-D CT Imaging

The Cone Beam Computed Tomography (CBCT) is a dental-specific x-ray machine that gives a very accurate 3D image of the tooth and area in question. This technology is the most advanced dental imaging possible and is unsurpassed in diagnostic potential. The CBCT used at our office is different than medical CT imaging in that it delivers no more radiation than x-rays used by your general dentist. Dr. Edgar uses this technology when needed for diagnosis and during treatment to increase precision to a level that has not been possible before now. Specifically, the advantages include: three dimensional renditions; geometrically accurate images; increased sensitivity and specificity for...
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The Surgical Microscope

Dr. Edgar uses surgical operating microscopes for all endodontic procedures. The use of the surgical microscope allows Dr. Edgar to perform treatment with greater accuracy because the treatment area is magnified and illuminated, aiding Dr. Edgar in seeing tiny details inside your tooth. Microscopes have been shown to improve outcomes in all endodontic procedures....
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