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Century Dental
Phone: (971) 708-1608
2831 SW Cornelius Pass Rd.
Hillsboro OR 97123
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Jeff R. Call, DMD, FAGD, FICOI
Dix C. Densley, DDS, FAGD, FICOI

What to Do If You Notice a Lump On Your Gums


Posted on 10/13/2016 by Dr. Call
A woman performing a self-examination of her gums.
Normally your gums are smooth and firm. If you find an abnormality, such as a lump or a wound that will not heal, it might be indicative of bigger problems. Here's what you should do.

Go in and see your dentist right away. First and foremost, you need to make an appointment so they can take a look at it. While it may be nothing to cause concern, it's better to have a dental professional take a look at it just to be sure. They know what to look for in order to determine what it might be, and they can tell you what kind of testing (if any) is going to be necessary.

Don't panic. If you don't know what is causing a lump, it can be very easy to become distraught and agonize over all the possibilities. Don't do this: it won't help at all, and the added stress can cause other issues.

Remember there can be any number of causes for a lump in your gum tissue, ranging from a hormonal imbalance to a bacterial infection to a cyst to some forms of cancer. Most of these are easily treated, and even in the case of the worst outcome such as cancer, the good news is that your dentist can render the best treatment and oral cancer is highly responsive to treatment (meaning that you should be just fine, so long as you go in to see your dentist right away).

It can be frightening to discover something on your body that should not be there, but your dentist is here to help you. They are up to date on the latest in diagnosis and treatment of all the above issues, and they are ready to help you get back to feeling your best. Contact our office today!


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Century Dental Creating the Smiles You Dream of!


Welcome to Century Dental, where we make your beautiful smile our business! Dr. Densley and Dr. Call have teamed up to create the driving force in the dental industry of the Pacific Northwest. We have put together a team of highly skilled, professional staff.

Hillsboro Family Dentist


We take great pride in creating a comfortable and friendly environment where our patients can have a positive dental experience. Located in Hillsboro, our office is easily accessible as it is right off of Oregon Route 8. We have gone to great lengths to make sure our office is both state-of-the-art and also comfortable and inviting.

Services Offered


Preventive Dentistry

We are passionate about preventing problems before they start. We do so by educating our patients about what positive dental habits they can be forming and having our patients visit us twice a year for exams and cleanings.

Restorative Dentistry

We understand that often, due to circumstances outside of your control, your mouth may need restorative actions taken. That’s why we offer a bevy of restorative procedures to bring your smile back to it’s original luster.

Cosmetic Dentistry

Frequently we hear that the procedures that make the biggest difference in our patient’s smiles are cosmetic in nature. Whitening, veneers and Invisalign® are just a few of the cosmetic procedure we offer!

IV Sedation

For those patients that need more than just oral sedation we offer what is often called “sleep sedation”. If anxiety is an issue or if the procedure calls for it we can easily place you under full anesthesia to ensure that you rest peacefully through the whole thing.

Dental Implants

If you have lost a tooth or are looking at tooth removal as an option, dental implants are the most highly recommended form of replacement for teeth. Dental implants involve inserting a titanium post into your jaw which will fuse with your bone structure. The post will be topped with a crown made specifically to fit your bite. The result is a form of tooth replacement that looks and acts exactly as your real tooth would. It even prevents bone loss, which is a common side effect of tooth loss.

Dental Technology


We are happy to use a great variety of cutting edge technology in our practice. Digital X-rays are one of our staples in dental tech. Standard X-rays can take time to view and process but with the advent of digital X-rays we can view the inner workings of your mouth almost instantly. We are also able to take higher quality X-rays that allow us to detect things like tooth decay within the tooth, cysts, tumors, and impacted teeth. Further, the radiation you receive from a digital X-ray device is about 1/5th that of a standard X-ray.

We also offer intraoral cameras and ultrasonic scalers. The intraoral cameras aid us in detecting any issues within your mouth that may need further dental attention. Ultrasonic scalers are by far the most effective method for removing built up plaque and tartar that has accumulated on teeth.

More questions?


If you have any more questions please feel free to browse our Frequently Asked Questions page or give us a call today at 971-708-1608. We look forward to hearing from you!
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