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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

Do Your Teeth Need a Good Scaling?


Posted on 2/13/2017 by Dr. Call
A woman about to receive a scaling and root planning treatment.
One thing that dentists often do when teeth have a buildup of plaque is a process called scaling and root planing. This is when your dentist takes special tools and cleans your teeth on a deeper level than they can with a traditional cleaning.

These tools go down below your gum line and clean the area around the root of your tooth. While this sometimes is a bit uncomfortable for some patients, the results they get allow their mouth to feel far cleaner than any other type of cleaning.

Signs You Need a Good Scaling and Root Planning


When you are showing either possible signs, or definite signs of gum disease, your dentist will often suggest this procedure. This includes gums that are red and swollen, either all of them, or just around a few teeth. It can also include gums that bleed when you brush. Receding gums are another sign that your gums are suffering and need a bit of help. If your gums are showing off the root of your tooth, it is definitely time to get scaling and root planing done.

People who suffer from consistent bad breath, or even a bad taste in their mouth that they can't get to go away, typically also benefit from this being done. At the severe end of gum disease, you may have pus and blood surrounding the gap between your teeth and your gums, or your teeth may have started to come loose. These are definite signs that you have gum disease, and scaling and root planing is the first step towards treating it.

For more information, contact our office. If your mouth needs a bit of a deeper cleaning, they will let you know. It is often one of the best feelings of clean your dentist can provide!

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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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