Christopher D. Kooning DMD, PC
(503) 673-9097





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Kooning Family Dentistry

We offer comprehensive dental services for the entire family. Our staff, along with Christopher Kooning, DMD are here to educate, offer tips and to oversee your oral health, offering preventive care, dental restorations, and cosmetic dentistry. Your oral health is important to everything we do, how we express ourselves, what we eat, and how we communicate. We want your mouth to show the best part of you, your smile.








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15962 Boones Ferry RdSuite 105
Lake Oswego
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97035




https://schema.org/Dentist

Kooning Family Dentistry

We offer comprehensive dental services for the entire family. Our staff, along with Christopher Kooning, DMD are here to educate, offer tips and to oversee your oral health, offering preventive care, dental restorations, and cosmetic dentistry. Your oral health is important to everything we do, how we express ourselves, what we eat, and how we communicate. We want your mouth to show the best part of you, your smile.








ckooningdmd@gmail.com
(503) 673-9097
(503) 675-3503

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4.9
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15962 Boones Ferry RdSuite 105
Lake Oswego
OR
97035


Periodontal (Gum) Disease


What is Gum Disease?

Gum disease, also called periodontal disease, primarily arises from plaque, which is a sticky film of bacteria that irritate your gums more and more as it builds up. Plaque that is allowed to spread and harden becomes tartar or dental calculus.

If you are experiencing any of the following symptoms, we encourage you to schedule a visit to our office, as these may be signs of gum disease:

•  Gums that bleed easily when you brush or floss
•  Duskey red gums
•  Tender gums
•  Swollen or soft gums
•  Receding gums
•  Chronic bad breath

>> Learn more about what gum disease is.

What are the Stages of Gum Disease?

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Gingivitis:

The most common, and early stage of gum disease is known as gingivitis. At this stage, gingivitis is generally an indication of an irritant that has been left in place.
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Early Periodontitis:

The next stage of gum disease is known as early periodontitis. At this level, there can be a certain amount of concern, because at this level the patient may experience some level of bone loss.
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Moderate Periodontitis:

At this stage, there is moderate bone loss occurring. The disease-causing bacteria is attacking your tissue and bone, separating the tooth from its solid foundation.
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Chronic Periodontitis:

At this stage the patient becomes very aware of the urgent problem. They may notice their teeth shifting in their mouth, affecting their bite and how their teeth fit together.

>> Learn more about what the stages of gum disease are.

How is Gum Disease Prevented?

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Brush Your Teeth After Meals:

Most of us have been taught to brush our teeth twice daily, but you may be surprised to learn that many people aren’t brushing properly and are leaving themselves vulnerable to gum disease.
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Floss Your Teeth Once a Day:

Many adults are also not as vigilant about flossing once a day as they know they should be. Keep your floss in a place where you can see it, so you won’t be so prone to forget when it comes time to brush at the end of the night.
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Regular Trips to the Dentist:

You should also keep regular appointments with us at Kooning Family Dentistry for routine cleanings and dental exams, usually recommended every six months or so depending on your oral health.

>> Learn more about how to prevent gum disease.

How is Gum Disease Treated?

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Scaling and Root Planing

Scaling and root planing is done under local anesthesia to ensure your comfort. The procedure is a deep-cleaning method during which we remove the build-up of plaque and tartar from above and below your gum line.
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Periodontal Disease Maintenance

For our patients who have already undergone treatment for gum disease, we typically recommend an ongoing procedure called periodontal disease maintenance.

>> Learn more about how to treat gum disease.

Questions About Periodontal (Gum) Disease?

Do you still have questions about gum disease? We are happy to answer your questions. Call our office at (503) 673-9097 today to schedule your trip to the dentist. Gum disease is a serious issue and should be caught early or treated as soon as possible. If you think you might have gum disease, don't risk your oral health by waiting too long.
Christopher D. Kooning DMD, PC
(503) 673-9097


Location
15962 Boones Ferry Rd, Suite 105
Lake Oswego, OR 97035


Hours
Monday:
Tuesday:
Wednesday:
Thursday:
Friday–Sunday:
8 AM–5 PM
8 AM–5 PM
8 AM–5 PM
8 AM–3 PM
Closed
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