Have tooth pain?

You may have a tooth infection.

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Treating tooth infections is Key to Maintaining optimal total body health

Typically, when a tooth gets an infection is it due to bacterial contamination of the root pulp. The bacteria make their way through the tooth structure and eventually enter the pulp of the tooth. The pulp of the tooth is integrated into the blood stream of your ENTIRE body, thus we don’t want to allow these VIRULENT bacteria to cause you damage!

An abscess is where there is a proliferation of bacteria causing damage at the tip of the tooth root. Abscesses keep multiplying in the bone of your upper or lower jaw. This process is very painful and causes pain, swelling, and a general lethargic feeling.

Did you know that the health of your mouth effects the healthy of your whole body? When you have a bacterial infection in your mouth, that same bacteria travels into your blood stream, and thus your whole body.

What To Do When You Have An Infected Tooth

The spread of this infection has been directly linked to heart attack, stroke, diabetes, and numerous other serious conditions. At Mid-Columbia Dental it is our goal to help you achieve optimal overall health. Signs of oral infection can be bleeding gums that are puffy or red, foul odor, tenderness, or pain.

If you are experiencing any of these symptoms or if it’s been a while since you’ve seen a dentist, call us today at (509) 497-7777 to schedule an examination. 

We look forward to seeing you soon!

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We Love Our Patients

and our patients love us!

"Dr. Spencer and his staff were absolutely phenomenal! I felt so welcome from the moment I walked in. Couldn’t ask for a better experience honestly! I highly recommend going here."

JENNIFER / via Google / 2019
“Dr. Spencer and Dr. Tim are awesome! They are professional, skilled, very kind and gentle, and both have a great sense of humor. They and the staff at Mid-Columbia Dental immediately made me feel comfortable.”

CAROLYN / via Google / 2017
"I went in to my first appointment and I was very nervous and scared. They understood and reassured me that I was in good hands. The dentist is very nice and thorough. He talked in terms I could understand and answered all my questions."

HERLINDA / via Google / 2019
"Best office in town. They are kind, caring and the most loving people. All the girls in the office are sweet and good looking inside and out. Dr.Spencer is wonderful and patient!!"

TOMI / via Google / 2019
"Thank you Mid Columbia Dental Staff & Doctor Phillip! Dr. Phillip did an outstanding job on my teeth cleaning & a few weeks later i went in to get my teeth whitened . I very happy with the results."

EMMA / via Google / 2019
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Convenient Locations in Pasco & Kennewick

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2620 S. Williams Pl., Suite 120
Kennewick, WA


Mon: 8am - 5pm
Tues: 8am - 5pm
Wed: 8am - 5pm
Thurs: 8am - 5pm
Fri: 8am - 3pm

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6825 Burden Blvd., Suite B
Pasco, WA


Mon: 8am - 5pm
Tues: 8am - 5pm
Wed: 8am - 5pm
Thurs: 8am - 5pm
Fri: 8am - 3pm