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Our Services

At Rogue Valley Dental Center, our priorities are always your comfort, the function and longevity of your restorations, and pleasing esthetics. We offer multiple financing options to suit your needs.

In addition to performing family dentistry, Drs. Berg, Johnson, Taucher and Burnham have associated with surgeons and dental laboratories to form Medford Dental Implant Associates.

Click the links below to read about our dental services at Rogue Valley Dental Center.


Professional cleanings performed by a certified hygienist are just as important to your dental health as daily brushing and flossing. Using specialized tools and training, your hygienist or dentist will:

•  Remove plaque build-up from the surfaces of teeth. (Bacteria in the mouth form plaque, which collects on teeth and causes decay, gum disease, and gingivitis.)
•  Remove tartar from teeth surfaces. (Tartar, or calculus, is plaque that has become so hardened on the teeth that its removal requires special procedures. Tartar below the gum line is also an indicator of gum disease.)
•  Remove surface stains from teeth through polishing.
•  Offer individualized guidance on the best home care for your preventive regimen.


Regular examinations help detect and prevent health issues before they become serious. Consistent dental check-ups help catch problems when they are small and easier to treat. Left unattended, small treatable problems become worse and may require more extensive, expensive procedures to repair. Dental examinations in our office generally include the following:

•  Oral Cancer screening
•  Visual and laser tooth decay evaluation
•  Visual gum disease examination
•  Gum pocket measurement and tracking
•  Digital X-ray examination to detect: tooth decay, cysts, tumors, problems below the gums and other hidden issues

Regular examinations are very important for your health. Remember, "An ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure." –Benjamin Franklin


X-rays are a primary tool for early identification of dental problems. Detecting issues with X-rays before they become problems can save you money in the long run by preventing the need for more extensive, expensive procedures or surgeries. X-rays are primarily used to detect:

•  Internal tooth decay
•  Cysts (fluid filled sacks at the base of your teeth)
•  Tumors, both cancerous and non-cancerous
•  Impacted teeth
•  Teeth that are still coming in

Digital X-Rays
Digital X-rays have advantages over traditional film based X-rays:

•  They emit up to 90% less radiation
•  They are ready for examination nearly instantly
•  They can be viewed on a computer screen
•  Their image can be refined and enlarged
•  They are greener - no chemicals are needed for processing


Fillings are used to restore tooth damage caused by tooth decay. Our office uses primarily composite or tooth-colored fillings which are virtually undetectable. Composite fillings, in addition to being more esthetically pleasing, bond directly to the tooth surface, unlike traditional amalgam or silver fillings. Amalgam is used only in the rare instances where composite would not have a good prognosis.


Dental bonding is composed of a ceramic resin that is brushed onto the tooth and hardened with intense light. Prior to bonding application the tooth surface must be prepared to accept the bonding. This is accomplished by roughening the tooth surface and applying a gel to micro-etch the surface. A primer agent is then applied so the bond will adhere properly. Dental bonding is used:

•  Repairing tooth decay damage
•  To improve tooth alignment
•  To fill gaps between teeth
•  For cosmetic reasons (improve tooth appearance, including altering shade)


Crowns are used to restore severely damaged teeth due to fracture or decay. After the tooth surface is cleaned and prepared, the crown is placed to cover the remainder of the tooth. The crown strengthens the tooth structure and helps prevent future decay. Crowns also improve the tooth's look, shape, and alignment. Today's crowns are stronger and more beautiful than ever! Crowns are used to:

•  Restore a fractured tooth
•  Restore a tooth severely damaged by decay
•  Protect a tooth from fracture
•  Cover a discolored or unattractive tooth
•  Cover a dental implant
•  Anchor a bridge


Bridges are used to replace a missing tooth in both a cosmetic and functional fashion. A bridge structure is one or more artificial teeth anchored in place by natural teeth, crowns, or implants, on each side of the bridge. Using a bridge to fill the gap from missing teeth helps restore proper bite and prevent teeth from shifting to fill the gap (which may lead to additional bite and jaw joint issues). Bridges can be constructed from gold, porcelain and metal, or all ceramic. Ceramic bridge color is made to match your natural tooth color. Material choice will depend on structural requirements, wear, and esthetics. Bridges are used to:

•  Replace missing teeth
•  Prevent teeth from shifting
•  Correct bite issues due to missing teeth
•  Help prevent jaw joint problems from altered bite
•  Improve appearance (cosmetic reasons)


Implants may be the best option for replacing a single or multiple missing teeth or to improve retention for a denture or partial. An implant is a metal post that is attached directly to the jawbone. After the bone and surrounding tissue has healed an artificial tooth can be attached to the implant. Implants provide additional benefits compared to bridgework as they do not depend on neighboring teeth for structural support and cannot get cavities. Implants are the closest dental structure in durability to natural teeth and may have greater cosmetic appeal. Implants are used to:

•  Replace missing teeth
•  Prevent teeth from shifting
•  Correct bite issues due to missing teeth
•  Help prevent jaw joint problems from altered bite
•  Improve appearance (cosmetic reasons)
•  Help retain a denture or partial


Dental Veneers are custom crafted porcelain laminates fitted over the front of an existing tooth. They bond directly to the front of the tooth, dramatically enhancing or restoring its shape, color, and appearance. Veneers are:

•  Virtually undetectable
•  Very durable
•  An effective way to improve smile appearance
•  A quick and predictable way to achieve a smile makeover


A root canal becomes needed when tooth decay is so badly neglected it reaches the tooth pulp. Once the pulp is infected it cannot heal on its own. Sometimes tooth trauma such as a fracture can lead to the need for a root canal as well. In addition to being painful, untreated infections can reach the root tip and compromise the entire immune system. Symptoms of pulp infections may be:

•  Sensitivity to hot/cold
•  Sensitivity to sweets
•  Pain, especially when biting
•  Swelling
•  Bad taste in the mouth

A root canal procedure includes cleaning out the infected pulp, disinfecting the canals and filling the void with a rubber like substance to prevent further infection. Sometimes a crown is recommended to restore the look and shape of the tooth, and to strengthen the tooth structure.



Call for an Appointment:
(541) 779-4517
1150 Crater Lake Ave.
Suite E
Medford, OR 97504-6213

Keith Berg DMD | www.medforddentalcenter.com | 541-779-4517
1150 Crater Lake Ave., Suite E, Medford, OR 97504


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