General Family Dentist | Milwaukie, Oak Grove, Gladstone, Happy Valley and Portland, OR

Kevin H. Speer, D.D.S.
2250 SE Oak Grove Blvd.
Milwaukie, OR 97267


root canal treatment

Root Canal Therapy

Root canals are valuable dental procedures used to treat and preserve teeth with badly infected roots. The pulp is the live portion of the tooth that extends into the root and contains nerve endings and tissues. When it becomes infected, patients can experience pain, swelling and even total tooth loss unless treated. Root canals remove […]

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Bone Grafting

Bone grafting – also known as ridge and sinus augmentation – is a procedure used to build up the bone beneath the surface of the gums. The bones in the upper and lower arch of the mouth are responsible for supporting the teeth. When one or more teeth fall out, bone resorption occurs naturally. When […]

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Tooth extractions are routine dental procedures used to remove decayed, damaged or otherwise problematic teeth. Dentists usually make every effort to preserve natural teeth, although sometimes an extraction is necessary. Although the procedure is performed in a dentist’s or oral surgeon’s office, it is considered surgery. Depending on which teeth are removed, they may be […]

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The number one cause of tooth loss is not decay or trauma – it’s periodontal disease. Periodontal disease, or gum disease, is a systemic infection that causes inflammation, bleeding, and bone loss. Arestin® is a solution to aid in the treatment of periodontal disease. When used in tandem with periodontal scaling and root planing, Arestin® […]

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Root Canals

Periodontal Therapy

Periodontal therapy, also known as scaling and root planing is a procedure used to treat periodontal disease. Thought of by many as a ‘deep cleaning’, this in-office procedure involves the careful removal of hardened plaque below the gum line, where harmful bacteria can grow and cause damage to both the hard and soft tissues of […]

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Mouth Guards & Night Guards

When it comes to protecting your patients’ teeth, nothing comes closer in effectiveness and convenience than a custom-made mouth guard, bite guard, or night guard. Mouth guards are used to protect the natural teeth and dental restorations from damage caused by activities or behaviors that pose a risk to the teeth. Your patients might benefit […]

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