ADA Accessibility Information


West End Dental Inc Reopening
West End Dental is excited to begin seeing patients safely. These are unprecedented times, and we want to reassure you that we have taken every precaution to ensure your safety and wellbeing during your visit.

•  Taking temperatures and pulse oximetry measurements of every patient and caregiver before they enter our clinic.
•  Screening each person entering the building for any symptoms and redirecting them if symptoms are present.
•  Modifying our waiting rooms and how we deliver care to honor social distancing.
•  All caregivers will be masked as well as patients anytime they are not receiving treatment.
•  Increased cleaning procedures, frequency, and improved products for cleaning
•  We also request that patients please arrive as close to their appointment time as they can and that they please not bring additional persons to their appointment if possible.

We ask that you understand that our provider's time is more crucial than ever and request that you be prompt to your appointment, arriving no sooner or later than your appointment time. Understand that if you cancel your appointment less than 48 hours in advance or are more than 15 minutes late to your visit, we may charge your account a $50.00 non-refundable fee.

Thank you for choosing West End Dental. We are committed to safe, compassionate care, especially as we continue to deal with impacts of COVID-19. If you have any concerns before, during, or after you visit, please do not hesitate to make us aware of them. We are all in this together and are committed to creating a safe, compassionate and healing environment.

Could It Become Possible to Reverse Cavities?

Posted on 2/25/2019 by Dr. James A. Krippaehne
Could It Become Possible to Reverse Cavities?Is there a way to be able to reverse a cavity once it begins? There are things that can be done to reverse the earliest signs of decay, but typically, once a cavity is there, it needs to be filled in to repair the structural integrity of the tooth.

There is no medication that you can take to stop a cavity in its tracks and rebuild the tooth, but there is hope that it could someday become a reality.

Understanding What a Cavity Is and How to Fix It

A cavity is essentially a hole in your tooth where decay has started to form. This could be decay of the dentin within the tooth, decay of the enamel, or some combination of tissues that form your tooth. Once the hole is there, the only way to stop the damage is to remove the decay and fill the area in. If you leave the area open, more debris and bacteria can get into the hole and more decay will eventually occur.

There are many studies being done to see if stem cells can be used to rebuild a tooth once it has started to decay. While it is not a possibility now, there is hope that it could be a realistic option down the line. Many studies have shown promise in dental studies with the use of stem cells, so many hope that this experiment will eventually become commonplace in time.

If you have a cavity, come in and see us. Let us fill the cavity so that your tooth stays strong and you can have a healthy smile for a long time to come. We fill cavities for patients on a regular basis and know how to get it done quickly and efficiently. Call us today to set up an appointment.
We believe in educating patients about their treatment options and listening to their questions and concerns.
We focus on prevention so that you keep your smile healthy. We provide excellent comfortable care for all procedures.
Schedule your visit today for cleaning, treatment, or consultation.
Request your appointment

Our address
West End Dental
833 SW 11th Ave Suite 300
Portland, OR 97205

Where to park
Smart park 10th Ave.

Street car stop info
Street Car Line Accessible
Get off at SW 11th & Taylor
Stop ID 9633

Pay online at West End Dental
Patient Payment Portal

Make a Payment
Copyright © 2018-2021 West End Dental and WEO Media (Touchpoint Communications LLC). All rights reserved.  Sitemap | Links