Cosmetic Dentistry

Cosmetic Dentistry

Cosmetic Dentistry

Cosmetic Dentistry

Cosmetic Dentistry

If you are interested in gaining a smile that is beautiful and inviting, our caring dentists may recommend cosmetic dentistry in Tigard, Oregon. Cosmetic dentistry is focused on enhancing the beauty of your smile for an aesthetic look that you love to share. We offer a number of cosmetic dental treatments at Washington Square Dental that are designed to correct cosmetic dental flaws for a more ideal appearance. With cosmetic dentistry, we can improve smile flaws and imperfections such as:

- Chipped or broken teeth
- Very worn teeth
- Crooked or crowded teeth
- Missing teeth (single or multiple)
- Fractured or cracked teeth
- Gaps and spaces in between teeth
- Irregularly shaped teeth
- Damaged or injured teeth
- Stained, discolored, or darkened teeth
- Teeth that appear too long, too pointed, or too short

Dr. Rashidi, Dr. Azimi, and Dr. Dow will carefully evaluate your smile and discuss all of your concerns and desires for your smile with you. Based on this consultation and examination, they will recommend cosmetic dental services that will be tailored to meet your specific needs. If you would like to learn more about the cosmetic dentistry treatments we offer, please call or visit our friendly dental office today. We are eager to enhance your smile!

Tooth Color Restoration

Tooth-Color-Restoration

Tooth-Color-Restoration

Tooth-Color-Restoration

Tooth color restoration is a simple, non-invasive method we may recommend to enhance the beauty of your smile. Bonding is a cosmetic dental treatment that can be used to correct cosmetic smile flaws in just one visit at our dental office. Tooth color restoration in Tigard, OR is completed using composite resin, which is a tooth-colored, long-lasting material. This resin is sculpted and molded onto the existing tooth structure, then hardened using a special light. Our talented dentists will carefully polish your smile and ensure that the bonding fits your smile comfortably and aesthetically.
Because the composite resin is matched to the natural shade of your teeth, your results will look beautiful and natural. Dr. Rashidi, Dr. Azimi, and Dr. Dow may recommend bonding to correct flaws such as:

- Discolored or stained teeth
- Gapped teeth
- Misshapen teeth
- Teeth that appear too short
- Chipped or fractured teeth
- Exposed tooth roots Tooth color restoration typically requires little to no tooth preparation, so you can rest assured that your treatment will be pain-free and pleasant. In as little as one hour, you can have a beautiful new smile. For more information on tooth color restoration and how we can improve the beauty of your smile, we invite you to call or visit us today at Washington Square Dental.

Implant Crowns

Implant Crowns

Implant Crowns

Implant Crowns

Dental implants are a natural-looking, permanent option for replacing one or more missing teeth. One of the benefits of dental implants is that, unlike dental bridges and other alternatives, they do not require any adjustments or alterations to the remaining teeth.

The entire dental implant process usually lasts over several months. First, the dental implant itself is surgically inserted into the jawbone. The implant is a screw or post, generally made of titanium, that replaces the root of the missing tooth. If needed, multiple dental implants can be placed at once. We then allow your smile to heal for about 3-6 months. During this time, the jawbone will begin to bond with the titanium implant in a process known as osseointegration. If you would like, we can install a temporary crown during this healing period so you can speak and eat as usual and maintain a full smile.

After this healing period, our experienced dentists at Washington Square Dental will place the dental implant restoration, which is attached to the implant through the use of an attachment called an abutment. A dental implant may be a dental crown, bridge, or full or partial denture. This completes your smile, and within a few months, your dental implant will feel like one of your natural teeth. For more information on dental implants in Tigard, OR, we invite you to contact us today. Dr. Rashidi, Dr. Azimi, and Dr. Dow look forward to restoring your beautiful, healthy smile.

Inlays & Onlays

Inlays & Onlays

Inlays & Onlays

Inlays & Onlays

If a tooth is decayed or damaged and requires a restoration that is not as extensive as a dental crown, our knowledgeable dentists may recommend a dental inlay or onlay. Also called partial crowns, dental inlays and onlays are used to strengthen the tooth and restore its shape and structure. While dental inlays and dental onlays serve the same purpose of restoring a damaged tooth, their specific uses are slightly different; an inlay is used when the damage is contained within the cusps of the tooth, while a dental onlay is used when the damage is more extensive and includes the tooth cusps.

To restore the tooth, Dr. Rashidi, Dr. Azimi, and Dr. Dow will first remove the decayed portion of the tooth. We then take molds of the tooth, which are sent to a dental laboratory; we place a temporary restoration while your permanent inlay or onlay is created. Once the permanent restoration is complete, we place it on the tooth and cement it in place. A dental inlay or onlay in Tigard, OR can successfully restore the health, function, and beauty of your smile, and they can be created from porcelain, composite resin, or gold to meet your personal preferences. We invite you to contact us soon at Washington Square Dental for more information on the uses and benefits of dental inlays and onlays.

Invisalign®

Invisalign®

Invisalign®

Invisalign® (Clear Braces)

Invisalign® is a revolutionary, innovative system we can use to straighten your teeth without conventional metal braces. Rather than using metal brackets and wires, the Invisalign system uses a series of custom-made aligners to coordinate the movement of your teeth. To create your aligners, we use an advanced computer system that precisely plans your orthodontic treatment for a straighter, more beautiful smile. Invisalign aligners are created from clear, smooth plastic, making them very comfortable and virtually undetectable. Your Invisalign aligners will be easy to use and remove. This allows you to continue flossing, brushing, and eating as usual without the added hassle that is common with metal braces. Our Invisalign-certified dentists, Dr. Rashidi, Dr. Azimi, and Dr. Dow, may recommend Invisalign to correct orthodontic situations with mild to moderate spacing or crowding. Invisalign in Tigard, OR can also be used to correct some bite problems, such as overbite, open bite, crossbite, and underbite.

If you are ready to achieve a smile that is straighter, healthier, and more attractive, we invite you to contact us today at Washington Square Dental to learn more about Invisalign and to schedule your personalized consultation. We are eager to help you gain the smile of your dreams!

Snap-On Smile®

Snap-On Smile®

Snap-On Smile®

Snap-On Smile®Snap-on Smile

Snap-On Smile® is a simple, non-invasive way to gain a beautiful, flawless smile. Snap-On Smile is a patented cosmetic arch that is custom made to provide you with the smile of your dreams. Made of high-tech, very thin dental resin, Snap-On Smile is extremely thin but very strong. You simply place your Snap-On Smile over your natural teeth to instantly gain an aesthetic, natural-looking smile. Our seasoned dentists may recommend Snap-On Smile to correct:

- Missing teeth
- Chipped or cracked teeth
- Very worn teeth
- Gaps and spaces between teeth
- Stained, spotted, or darkened teeth

Snap-On Smile in Tigard, OR is a good option even for patients who are not candidates for dental implants or bridges. If you would like to gain a beautiful, attractive smile without expensive, invasive treatments, Snap-On Smile is a great solution. Dr. Rashidi, Dr. Azimi, and Dr. Dow will help you design your custom Snap-On Smile to fit your smile and restore your self-confidence. Snap-On Smile can be used to replace an old-fashioned removable partial denture for a more comfortable, secure alternative. You can even eat and drink while wearing your Snap-On Smile! Snap-On Smile can be temporary or permanent, depending on your desires, and it is available for both upper and lower teeth. For more information and to schedule your consultation at Washington Square Dental, please contact us today.

Teeth Whitening

Teeth Whitening

Teeth Whitening

Teeth Whitening

Over time, most people experience yellowing or discoloration on the surface of their teeth. Everyday foods, drinks, and habits can lead to staining and discoloration on your teeth. Your teeth may be darkened or dulled due to factors like:

- Certain foods and drinks, such as coffee, wine, soda, and tea
- Smoking and other forms of tobacco use
- Aging
- Medication
- Poor oral hygiene habits
- Illness

KöR® professional teeth whitening in Tigard, OR is a great option for revitalizing your appearance and gaining a smile that is white and bright once again. We offer a tray whitening system at Washington Square Dental to help you achieve the aesthetic results you desire. First, our gentle dentists will take impressions of your teeth and create custom whitening trays that fit your smile comfortably. To whiten your teeth, you will simply need to place whitening gel in the trays and wear them over your teeth for a short period of time over a few days. Dr. Rashidi, Dr. Azimi, and Dr. Dow will help you determine the proper period of time to achieve your desired shade. With the KöR whitening system, we offer both in-office and at-home teeth whitening treatments. We welcome you to call or visit our office today to learn more about teeth whitening and our other cosmetic treatments. We are committed to helping you achieve a more inviting smile.

Implant Crowns

Veneers

Veneers

Veneers

Dental veneers are a great cosmetic dental treatment if you are looking for a way to completely transform your smile. A veneer is a very thin layer of material (typically porcelain or composite resin) that is attached to the front of a tooth. Dental veneers are used to enhance the beauty of your smile by correcting cosmetic dental flaws and other imperfections that may make you feel embarrassed or self-conscious about your smile. We may also suggest dental veneers in Tigard, OR to protect the surface of a tooth from damage. Both composite and porcelain veneers are durable, natural-looking choices for dental veneers; our friendly dentists will help you determine which material would best meet your personal preferences and needs.

Dental veneers can be used to improve your smile if your appearance is flawed by:

- Spaces and gaps between teeth
- Chipped, broken, or fractured teeth
- Seriously stained, darkened, or discolored teeth
- Misshapen teeth
- Slightly misaligned teeth
- Very worn teeth

Dr. Rashidi, Dr. Azimi, and Dr. Dow will ensure that your custom veneers give your smile an attractive, uniform look. We invite you to contact us today at Washington Square Dental to learn more about dental veneers and how we can improve the appearance of your smile.

General & Family Dentistry

General & Family Dentistry

General & Family Dentistry

General & Family Dentistry

At Washington Square Dental, we work hard to keep your smile in the best possible health. In order to achieve this and to meet all of your personal dental needs, we provide a wide variety of dental services. We are pleased to provide high-quality, comprehensive general and family dentistry in Tigard, OR to accommodate all of your family’s needs. General and family dentistry includes a number of dental treatments designed to help you achieve and maintain optimal oral health. From repairing damaged teeth to replacing missing teeth, we are here to take care of your smile. We also provide preventive care, including regular dental cleanings and exams, to help you keep your smile healthy, functional, and beautiful. Our skilled dentists, Dr. Rashidi, Dr. Azimi, and Dr. Dow, are prepared to help you restore your smile if it is damaged by:

- Periodontal (gum) disease
- Tooth decay and cavities
- Tooth damage or injury
- The loss of one or more teeth
- TMJ disorder
- Bruxism (teeth grinding and clenching)
- Impacted, overcrowded, or improperly positioned wisdom teeth

We invite you to call or visit us today to learn more about our dental treatment options and to schedule your individual consultation at our office. We are eager to improve your dental health!

Bridges

Bridges

Bridges

A dental bridge is a restoration that can be used to provide a lasting, natural-looking replacement for one or more teeth. The bridge uses your remaining teeth to form a bridge over the gap left by the missing tooth. Each dental bridge consists of two dental crowns and one or more artificial (prosthetic) teeth. The crowns are attached to the natural teeth or dental implants adjacent to the gap in order to anchor the bridge in place. Dental bridges are non-removable restorations, so you can feel confident that your bridge will not easily shift or come loose. The process for creating and placing a dental bridge in Tigard, OR usually requires only two comfortable visits to Washington Square Dental. Your permanent bridge can be made of porcelain, gold, metal, or alloys, depending on your personal preferences.

Dr. Rashidi, Dr. Azimi, and Dr. Dow, our friendly dentists, may recommend a bridge to restore the beauty, health, and function of your smile. The bridge can prevent your remaining natural teeth from drifting out of position, and it can also restore the natural appearance of your smile. For more information on how a custom-made dental bridge can improve your smile, we welcome you to call or visit us today. We are dedicated to restoring your full, bright smile!

Dental Hygiene

Dental Hygiene

Dental Hygiene

Dental Hygiene

When you visit our caring dentists and dental team at Washington Square Dental, we will provide you with the highest possible level of dental care. It is important that you maintain this high level of care when you return home. Dr. Rashidi, Dr. Azimi, and Dr. Dow recommend that you follow a good dental hygiene routine that includes:

- Brushing your teeth at least twice every day or after each meal. Use a soft-bristled toothbrush and brush for at least two minutes each time.
- Flossing your teeth at least once a day. The most important time to floss is just before going to bed.
- Eating a balanced, nutritional diet. Limiting your intake of very sugary and acidic foods can help to prevent tooth decay and other dental problems.
- Visiting our dental office every six months for a routine teeth cleaning and dental exam. This allows us to ensure that your smile stays in good health and recommend any needed treatments to maintain optimal dental health.

Our dental team is always happy to discuss ways that you can improve your dental hygiene in Tigard, OR. We welcome you to contact our friendly office today to learn more and to set up your next appointment.

CEREC® Same-Day Crowns

CEREC® Same-Day Crowns

CEREC® Same-Day Crowns

CEREC® Same-Day Crowns

When a tooth becomes seriously damaged or decayed, a dental filling may not be sufficient to restore the tooth to optimal health and function. In these cases, our talented dentists may recommend a dental crown. A crown, sometimes called a cap, is a dental restoration designed to entirely cover the damaged tooth to return it to its original shape, appearance, and size. Dental crowns can be made from a variety of materials, such as porcelain, gold, or porcelain fused to metal, depending on your personal dental needs and desires. Dr. Rashidi, Dr. Azimi, and Dr. Dow may recommend a dental crown in Tigard, OR to restore a significantly damaged tooth, strengthen a fractured tooth, enhance an irregularly shaped or severely stained tooth, protect a tooth after root canal therapy, cover a dental implant, or attach a bridge.

The traditional process for creating and placing a custom crown requires at least two visits to our dental office. Thanks to advanced technology, however, we can now offer custom-made, high-quality dental crowns at Washington Square Dental in only one appointment. We are proud to utilize CEREC® technology, which allows our dentists and dental team to design, fabricate, and place a custom ceramic crown in a single visit. To learn more about the benefits of CEREC crowns, we invite you to call or visit us soon. We look forward to caring for your smile!

Composite Fillings

Composite Fillings

Composite Fillings

Composite Fillings

If your tooth is affected by a cavity, our caring dentists may recommend a composite dental filling. Composite fillings are made of a tooth-colored, durable material called composite resin. We can match the shade of the resin to your natural tooth color, providing you with an aesthetic, natural-looking restoration. The composite resin also bonds with your original tooth structure to strengthen the tooth and protect it from further damage and decay in the future. Composite dental fillings are more aesthetic than amalgam (silver) fillings, which were popular in the past. We are committed to using the latest materials and techniques at Washington Square Dental to continually provide you with the best possible dental care.

In order to place the filling and restore the tooth, Dr. Rashidi, Dr. Azimi, and Dr. Dow will first remove the decay from the tooth. After cleaning the tooth, they place the composite resin onto the tooth and sculpt it to fit the natural shape of your tooth. The dental filling is then hardened with a special light. Once completed, a composite dental filling in Tigard, OR can provide your smile with enhanced strength and health. To learn more about the advantages of composite fillings, please contact us today. We look forward to caring for you and your family!

Dentures

Dentures

Dentures

Dentures

Dentures are a common replacement for multiple missing teeth. Because dentures are removable, you can easily remove them for cleaning as needed. In order to meet all of your individual dental needs, we offer three main types of dentures in Tigard, OR:

- Conventional full dentures – These are used to replace all of the teeth in the upper dental arch, lower arch, or both dental arches. Conventional complete dentures are worn after your gums have healed following the extraction of your teeth.
- Immediate full dentures – These full dentures are designed to be worn immediately after your teeth are removed. This allows you to never be without teeth, but immediate dentures will require follow-up visits for adjustment as your gums heal.
- Partial dentures – A partial denture is used when some natural teeth are left in your smile. This is similar to a dental bridge but is removable.

It may take some time to get used to wearing your new dentures, but over time, they will come to feel natural and allow you to speak and eat more comfortably. Be sure to properly care for your dentures with regular brushing and cleaning. For more information on dentures and how we can restore your complete smile, we invite you to contact our friendly dentists at Washington Square Dental, Dr. Rashidi, Dr. Azimi, and Dr. Dow.

Gum Disease Treatment

Gum Disease Treatment

Gum Disease Treatment

Gum Disease Treatment

If your smile is affected by gum disease, our knowledgeable dentists may recommend a gum treatment called scaling and root planing. Scaling and root planing are deep cleaning methods most commonly used to treat the early stages of periodontal disease, called gingivitis. Gingivitis and the further stages of periodontal disease are caused by bacteria in plaque and tartar, which can build up on the teeth and lead to inflammation and infection in the gum tissues.

To treat gingivitis, we will scale the teeth, which means we will remove the dental tartar from the surface of the teeth. Root planing is the process of smoothing out the root surfaces and removing any infected or diseased tooth structure or gum tissue. Scaling and root planing are a non-surgical treatment for gum disease in Tigard, OR that can be used effectively to halt the progress of periodontal disease and restore your oral health. This is performed right in our office at Washington Square Dental, and Dr. Rashidi, Dr. Azimi, and Dr. Dow use local anesthetic if needed to ensure that your dental experience is comfortable and pleasant. When caught early enough, gum treatment may even reverse the effects of gum disease. If your gums are red, tender, swollen, or bleed easily, you may suffer from gum disease. We encourage you to contact our dental office today to learn more about periodontal treatment and to schedule your next appointment.

Night Guards

Night Guards

Night Guards

Night Guards

A number of people suffer from a condition called bruxism. Commonly known as teeth grinding and clenching, bruxism most often happens at night while you sleep. Untreated bruxism can lead to several serious problems, including:

- Jaw pain
- Chronic facial pain
- Tightness and tiredness in the jaw muscles
- Frequent migraines and tension headaches
- Damaged and worn enamel
- Excessively worn teeth, leading to teeth that are flattened, cracked, or chipped
- Gum irritation
- Ear pain and ringing in the ears

The noise from teeth grinding can even be loud enough to disturb your partner’s sleep. If you grind and clench your teeth while you sleep, our experienced dentists may recommend a night guard. The night guard is a custom-made mouth guard that fits over your teeth while you sleep to provide a barrier between your upper and lower teeth. Dr. Rashidi, Dr. Azimi, and Dr. Dow will ensure that your night guard fits comfortably so you can sleep peacefully through the night. If you suspect that you suffer from bruxism, we welcome you to contact us today at Washington Square Dental to learn more about how we treat teeth grinding in Tigard, OR. We are committed to protecting your oral health for a healthy, beautiful smile.

Root Canal Therapy

Root Canal Therapy

Root Canal Therapy

Root Canal Therapy

Root canal therapy is one of the most common endodontic treatment types. Endodontics is the branch of dental care focused on the study and treatment of the tooth nerves. If the nerves of the tooth and other tissues inside the tooth, such as the dental pulp, become infected or injured, our knowledgeable dentists may recommend root canal therapy. During root canal therapy, we will create small opening in the tooth that allows us to remove the infected tissues and clean the root canals. We will then fill the tooth with a material called gutta-percha and seal the tooth with a restoration such as a dental crown or filling.

Many people think of root canal therapy as a painful, scary treatment. In truth, a root canal in Tigard, OR may be just what your smile needs to relieve pain and restore your oral health. Dr. Rashidi, Dr. Azimi, and Dr. Dow may also recommend root canal therapy to prevent the infection from spreading to other areas of the mouth and from resulting in the death of the tooth and requiring extraction. With local anesthetic and pain medication, your root canal therapy can be completed with minimal discomfort. We encourage you to call or visit us today at Washington Square Dental if you are experiencing any type of dental pain. We are committed to helping you achieve a pain-free, healthy smile!

TMJ Treatment

TMJ Treatment

TMJ Treatment

TMJ Treatment

The temporomandibular joint, sometimes referred to as the TMJ, is the joint that connects your lower jaw to the rest of the skull. This joint is essential to your ability to properly chew, speak, eat, and yawn. If you are experiencing pain or discomfort in the jaw joint, you may suffer from temporomandibular joint disorder, called TMD. Common symptoms of TMD may include:

- Frequent headaches and migraines
- Ear pain that is not caused by other medical conditions
- Clicking, grinding, or popping sounds in the jaw when you open and close your mouth
- A locked or stuck jaw
- Difficult or painful chewing
- Pain when opening and closing the mouth

A TMJ disorder may be caused by a number of factors, such as bruxism (teeth clenching and grinding), stress, arthritis in the TMJ, or trauma. Our skilled dentists will carefully evaluate you to determine the cause of the TMJ disorder and discomfort you are experiencing. They will then recommend TMJ treatment to alleviate your pain and return your smile to its full function. Treatment for TMJ in Tigard, OR may include restorative dental care, a night guard (to treat bruxism), behavioral changes, or surgery for severe cases. For more information on TMJ treatment and to schedule your individual consultation with Dr. Rashidi, Dr. Azimi, and Dr. Dow, we invite you to contact us today at Washington Square Dental.

Tooth Extraction

Tooth Extraction

Tooth Extraction

Tooth Extraction

If your smile is affected by gum disease, our knowledgeable dentists may recommend a gum treatment called scaling and root planing. Scaling and root planing are deep cleaning methods most commonly used to treat the early stages of periodontal disease, called gingivitis. Gingivitis and the further stages of periodontal disease are caused by bacteria in plaque and tartar, which can build up on the teeth and lead to inflammation and infection in the gum tissues.

To treat gingivitis, we will scale the teeth, which means we will remove the dental tartar from the surface of the teeth. Root planing is the process of smoothing out the root surfaces and removing any infected or diseased tooth structure or gum tissue. Scaling and root planing are a non-surgical treatment for gum disease in Tigard, OR that can be used effectively to halt the progress of periodontal disease and restore your oral health. This is performed right in our office at Washington Square Dental, and Dr. Rashidi, Dr. Azimi, and Dr. Dow use local anesthetic if needed to ensure that your dental experience is comfortable and pleasant. When caught early enough, gum treatment may even reverse the effects of gum disease. If your gums are red, tender, swollen, or bleed easily, you may suffer from gum disease. We encourage you to contact our dental office today to learn more about periodontal treatment and to schedule your next appointment.

Dental Crown

Dental Crown

Dental Crown

Dental Crown

If your smile is affected by gum disease, our knowledgeable dentists may recommend a gum treatment called scaling and root planing. Scaling and root planing are deep cleaning methods most commonly used to treat the early stages of periodontal disease, called gingivitis. Gingivitis and the further stages of periodontal disease are caused by bacteria in plaque and tartar, which can build up on the teeth and lead to inflammation and infection in the gum tissues.

To treat gingivitis, we will scale the teeth, which means we will remove the dental tartar from the surface of the teeth. Root planing is the process of smoothing out the root surfaces and removing any infected or diseased tooth structure or gum tissue. Scaling and root planing are a non-surgical treatment for gum disease in Tigard, OR that can be used effectively to halt the progress of periodontal disease and restore your oral health. This is performed right in our office at Washington Square Dental, and Dr. Rashidi, Dr. Azimi, and Dr. Dow use local anesthetic if needed to ensure that your dental experience is comfortable and pleasant. When caught early enough, gum treatment may even reverse the effects of gum disease. If your gums are red, tender, swollen, or bleed easily, you may suffer from gum disease. We encourage you to contact our dental office today to learn more about periodontal treatment and to schedule your next appointment.

Dental Technology

Dental Technology

Dental Technology

Dental Technology

Dental Technology

Dr. Rashidi, Dr. Azimi, and Dr. Dow, our skilled dentists, work hard to provide you and your family with the highest possible level of dental care at Washington Square Dental. One of the ways we strive to enhance your dental experience is by utilizing the latest state-of-the-art dental technology in Tigard, OR. We are pleased to use CEREC® same-day crown technology, laser cavity detection, digital X-rays and panorex, and more to provide you with a dental visit that is comfortable and efficient. Many of our tools allow us to provide you with high-quality treatment that is faster than was available in the past. This allows you to spend less time at our office and more time enjoying your smile! Advanced dental technology also helps us to provide dental care that is as accurate as possible, including efficient diagnoses, precise treatment planning, and quality procedure performance. Our high-tech tools and materials help us to provide you with an exceptional dental experience each time you visit us.

If you would like to learn more about the benefits of the cutting-edge dental technology we use at our dental office, please feel free to call or visit us today. We would be happy to answer all of your questions and set up your personalized visit.

Digital Panorex

Digital Panorex

Digital Panorex

Digital Panorex

A panorex is an X-ray machine that allows our talented dentists to view a comprehensive X-ray image of your smile and the surrounding structures. To take a digital panorex image, you will sit in a chair and place your chin on a small ledge. Once you are in the proper position, the panorex machine will rotate around your entire head to take a 360-degree image of your head, including your teeth, sinuses, and bones. Because we use a digital panorex system, it uses a minimal amount of radiation and provides us with instant, high-quality images.

Using the digital panorex in Tigard, OR allows Dr. Rashidi, Dr. Azimi, and Dr. Dow to view your teeth, jaw bone, sinuses, TMJ (jaw joint), and more. This all-inclusive helps us to better understand and treat your smile as a whole. Digital panorex images help us determine whether your smile is functioning properly and allows us to detect a number of dental problems, such as tooth decay, infections, asymmetry, impacted wisdom teeth, TMJ disorders, dental damage, and more. For more information on the uses and benefits of the digital panorex machine, we invite you to call or visit us soon at Washington Square Dental. We are committed to providing you with an enjoyable dental experience!

Digital X-Rays

Digital X-Rays

Digital X-Rays

Digital X-Rays

Digital X-rays are part of an advanced imaging system that allows our experienced dentists to efficiently and accurately detect and diagnose problematic conditions that may be affecting your smile. Digital radiography uses a digital sensor to capture high-quality images of your teeth, the supporting bone structure, and surrounding areas. Dr. Rashidi, Dr. Azimi, and Dr. Dow can then use these images to detect a number of dental problems and conditions, such as:

- Developmental irregularities and abnormalities
- Abscesses and cysts
- Tooth decay, including decay and cavities in between teeth
- Infection in the tooth nerves
- Bone loss
- Fractures in existing dental fillings
- Tumors (cancerous and non-cancerous)
- Impacted wisdom teeth
- Improper tooth root positioning

In addition, we can use digital radiography in Tigard, OR to plan effective dental treatment, including tooth extraction, TMJ treatment, root canal therapy, and more. Digital radiography utilizes about 80% less radiation than standard film X-rays, and the process for taking digital X-rays is also much more comfortable and efficient. Furthermore, digital X-rays do not require the use of any chemicals, as is used for film X-rays, to develop the images. To learn more about the advantages of digital X-ray technology, we welcome you to call or visit us at Washington Square Dental today.

CEREC® Same-Day Crowns

CEREC® Same-Day Crowns

CEREC® Same-Day Crowns

CEREC® Same-Day Crowns

When a tooth becomes seriously damaged or decayed, a dental filling may not be sufficient to restore the tooth to optimal health and function. In these cases, our talented dentists may recommend a dental crown. A crown, sometimes called a cap, is a dental restoration designed to entirely cover the damaged tooth to return it to its original shape, appearance, and size. Dental crowns can be made from a variety of materials, such as porcelain, gold, or porcelain fused to metal, depending on your personal dental needs and desires. Dr. Rashidi, Dr. Azimi, and Dr. Dow may recommend a dental crown in Tigard, OR to restore a significantly damaged tooth, strengthen a fractured tooth, enhance an irregularly shaped or severely stained tooth, protect a tooth after root canal therapy, cover a dental implant, or attach a bridge.

The traditional process for creating and placing a custom crown requires at least two visits to our dental office. Thanks to advanced technology, however, we can now offer custom-made, high-quality dental crowns at Washington Square Dental in only one appointment. We are proud to utilize CEREC® technology, which allows our dentists and dental team to design, fabricate, and place a custom ceramic crown in a single visit. To learn more about the benefits of CEREC crowns, we invite you to call or visit us soon. We look forward to caring for your smile!

Laser Cavity Detector

Laser Cavity Detector

Laser Cavity Detector

Laser Cavity Detector

At Washington Square Dental, we are dedicated to helping you keep your smile healthy, functional, and beautiful. One of the keys to keeping your smile healthy is detecting and diagnosing dental problems as soon as possible. We utilize a laser cavity detector to detect dental caries at the earliest possible stage, allowing us to provide treatment that is efficient, conservative, and effective. When decay is caught early, our caring dentists can often provide a restoration that is less invasive and less expensive, allowing us to conserve more of the natural tooth structure. If decay is allowed to progress untreated, it can cause more serious damage and pain, requiring more extensive treatment in the future.

The laser cavity detector works by using a fluorescent laser. This allows Dr. Rashidi, Dr. Azimi, and Dr. Dow to detect cavities even when they still lie beneath the surface of the tooth. By using a dental laser in Tigard, OR, we can identify cavities and tooth decay that would go unnoticed in a normal dental exam or even when using digital X-rays. We welcome you to contact us today to learn more about our laser cavity detection system and to further discover its benefits. We look forward to caring for your smile!

Sedation Dentistry

Sedation Dentistry

Sedation Dentistry

Sedation Dentistry

If you feel nervous or anxious about visiting the dentist, sedation dentistry might be just what you need. Sedation dentistry is great for patients who suffer from dental phobia, even if you have put off visiting the dentist for years because of your fears. With sedation dentistry in Tigard, OR, you can feel calm and comfortable during your dental appointments, and we can usually complete all of the dentistry you need in just one or two pleasant visits. Our gentle dentists provide two main forms of sedation dentistry at Washington Square Dental:

- Oral sedation – For oral sedation, you will take a pill about one hour before your appointment. By the time of your visit, you will feel calm and relaxed. We offer anxiolysis as well, which is a light form of oral sedation for patients with mild dental anxiety. Depending on the strength of the sedative that is right for you, you may need a friend or family member to drive you to and from your appointment at our office.
- Nitrous oxide – Also known as laughing gas, nitrous oxide is a gas that you will inhale through a nose mask during your treatment. Nitrous oxide induces a pleasant, euphoric feeling that helps you feel more at ease during your appointment.

Sedation dentistry is both safe and effective, and Dr. Rashidi, Dr. Azimi, and Dr. Dow will carefully monitor you throughout your treatment to ensure your safety and comfort. For more information on the benefits of sedation dentistry, we welcome you to contact us today!