Dr. J. Ryan Surface may recommend a root canal to remove infected tooth tissue and prevent the need for an extraction. This endodontic therapy is often the preferred treatment option, as it allows you to retain your original tooth and helps you avoid more extensive treatments to replace it. For more information about root canal treatments in Hillsboro, Oregon, and to schedule a consultation with our dentist, call South Hillsboro Family Dentistry today at 503-747-5607.