The Hidden Dangers of Gum Disease

November 17, 2014

454979633Have you ever discovered that your gums we’re sore or bleeding after brushing your teeth or eating? You may think that it resulted from brushing too hard or getting food stuck between your teeth, but it could be a sign of advanced gum disease. If left untreated, the gum disease Gingivitis can advance into full blown Periodontitis. Periodontitis is the leading cause of tooth loss in adults. Don’t let gum disease rob you of your healthy smile. The easiest way to stop gum disease in its tracks is to visit a dentist for a check-up and cleaning. If caught early enough, gum disease treatment can actually be reversed. Make an appointment with Drs. Brandon and Malinda Kearbey at Orenco Station Dental today. They want to help you save your healthy teeth. The Dentists at Orenco Station proudly serve families throughout Hillsboro, OR, Forest Grove, Beaverton, Cornelius, Rock Creek and surrounding areas.

Signs of Gum Disease

  • Red, swollen or tender gums
  • Mouth pain
  • Bleeding gums
  • Receding gums
  • Loose or separating teeth
  • Pus or mucus between gums and teeth
  • Mouth sores
  • Halitosis
  • A change in your bite
  • Dentures or partials no longer fit

Gum Disease Prevention and Treatment in Hillsboro, OR

Remember that gum disease is serious but treatable. No matter how well we take care of our teeth at home, there is no substitution for a regular dental check-up and professional cleaning. The dentist can find and remove plaque and tarter that you just can’t see at home. A small investment of time for a regular dental check up can save you the time and money needed for restorative dental procedures to save your teeth from advanced gum disease. Don’t delay; make an appointment with Drs. Brandon and Malinda Kearbey at Orenco Station Dental. The Dentists at Orenco Station restore smiles daily throughout Hillsboro, OR, Forest Grove, Beaverton, Cornelius, Rock Creek and nearby communities.

Oral Surgery for Hillsboro and Beyond

March 28, 2014

Have you been told that you need to have one or more teeth removed? We hope you’ll turn to Dr. Brandon Kearbey and Dr. Malinda Kearbey for help. Our team at The Dentists at Orenco Station offers comfortable oral surgery, made possible by combination of experience and sedation options like oral conscious sedation and IV sedation.

There are many reasons you might need to have a tooth extracted. They include:

  • Decay
  • Infection
  • Gum disease
  • Impaction
  • Orthodontic preparations

Regardless of the reasons for your procedure, expect us to approach your case with compassion, understanding, and a commitment to detail. Once we’ve diagnosed your situation, we’ll be happy to explain exactly how your procedure will go. If you have questions about any aspect of your procedure, don’t hesitate to ask them.

To make your appointment more comfortable, we’ll recommend either IV sedation or oral conscious sedation. Both are effective for creating a comfortable, stress-free experience. In fact, many patients do not remember anything about their appointment afterwards.

Are you concerned that you might need to have a tooth removed with oral surgery? Our Hillsboro team can help. Call us today for a consultation appointment. We’re happy to serve patients from Forest Grove, Beaverton, Cornelius, and Rock Creek.