Century Dental
Phone: (971) 708-1608
2831 SW Cornelius Pass Rd.
Hillsboro OR 97123
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Jeff R. Call, DMD, FAGD, FICOI
Dix C. Densley, DDS, FAGD, FICOI

Dealing with a Cracked Molar


Posted on 2/17/2016 by Dr. Call
A woman suffering from a cracked molar. Do you have a habit of biting on ice or grinding your teeth at night? If so, you may eventually end up with a cracked tooth. The molars are especially vulnerable to cracking since they will absorb a majority of the force when you chew.

In some cases, a cracked molar can be extremely painful, while in other situations, there might not be any noticeable symptoms. Either way, if you suspect that you have cracked a molar, it is important to seek out dental treatment right away.

Getting By Until Your Appointment


While it is important to visit your dentist as soon as possible, this might sometimes mean that you need to wait a few days before you can be seen. Until then, you will be responsible for caring for your tooth on your own.

To avoid pain, try not to chew on the side of your mouth that ha the cracked tooth, and avoid hot or cold liquids. By avoiding chewing and biting on that side of the mouth, you could prevent further damage to the tooth, including irritation of the inner tissues that contain blood vessels and nerves.

Treating a Cracked Molar


If the crack in your molar cuts through more than just the enamel, you'll need to treat the problem to prevent a deeper fracture or an infection. In some cases, your dentist may just be able to fill in the crack and top it off with a crack to prevent further dame.

If the soft tissue found inside of the tooth has been affected, a root canal might be needed to remove the damage. The last option - and the one that should be avoided at all costs - is removal of the tooth, but this should only be done when there is no way to save the tooth due to extensive damage.

If you believe that you may have cracked a molar, be sure to contact our dental office right away for an appointment.
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Century Dental Creating the Smiles You Dream of!


Welcome to Century Dental, where we make your beautiful smile our business! Dr. Densley and Dr. Call have teamed up to create the driving force in the dental industry of the Pacific Northwest. We have put together a team of highly skilled, professional staff.

Hillsboro Family Dentist


We take great pride in creating a comfortable and friendly environment where our patients can have a positive dental experience. Located in Hillsboro, our office is easily accessible as it is right off of Oregon Route 8. We have gone to great lengths to make sure our office is both state-of-the-art and also comfortable and inviting.

Services Offered


Preventive Dentistry

We are passionate about preventing problems before they start. We do so by educating our patients about what positive dental habits they can be forming and having our patients visit us twice a year for exams and cleanings.

Restorative Dentistry

We understand that often, due to circumstances outside of your control, your mouth may need restorative actions taken. That’s why we offer a bevy of restorative procedures to bring your smile back to it’s original luster.

Cosmetic Dentistry

Frequently we hear that the procedures that make the biggest difference in our patient’s smiles are cosmetic in nature. Whitening, veneers and Invisalign® are just a few of the cosmetic procedure we offer!

IV Sedation

For those patients that need more than just oral sedation we offer what is often called “sleep sedation”. If anxiety is an issue or if the procedure calls for it we can easily place you under full anesthesia to ensure that you rest peacefully through the whole thing.

Dental Implants

If you have lost a tooth or are looking at tooth removal as an option, dental implants are the most highly recommended form of replacement for teeth. Dental implants involve inserting a titanium post into your jaw which will fuse with your bone structure. The post will be topped with a crown made specifically to fit your bite. The result is a form of tooth replacement that looks and acts exactly as your real tooth would. It even prevents bone loss, which is a common side effect of tooth loss.

Dental Technology


We are happy to use a great variety of cutting edge technology in our practice. Digital X-rays are one of our staples in dental tech. Standard X-rays can take time to view and process but with the advent of digital X-rays we can view the inner workings of your mouth almost instantly. We are also able to take higher quality X-rays that allow us to detect things like tooth decay within the tooth, cysts, tumors, and impacted teeth. Further, the radiation you receive from a digital X-ray device is about 1/5th that of a standard X-ray.

We also offer intraoral cameras and ultrasonic scalers. The intraoral cameras aid us in detecting any issues within your mouth that may need further dental attention. Ultrasonic scalers are by far the most effective method for removing built up plaque and tartar that has accumulated on teeth.

More questions?


If you have any more questions please feel free to browse our Frequently Asked Questions page or give us a call today at 971-708-1608. We look forward to hearing from you!
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