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Dr. Herman Liem

Dentistry
Gold Beach, OR
38 years experience male

Locations

Office

Gold Beach, OR

Address

29814 Ellensburg Ave., P. O. Box 1600, Gold Beach, OR
Directions

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About

Bio

I graduated from Loma Linda University School of Dentistry, Loma Linda, CA, in 1984. I have been in private general and orthodontic practice since graduating. I use the latest proven technique and state of the art technology to achieve excellent results. I provide what is called a "same day crown" using a 3-D imaging system to create the perfect crown for you made of all porcelain. No more temporaries, less time off from work, which makes this most cost and time effective for all. If you are interested in orthodontics we feature standard, invisaline, and FastBraces. If you want your braces to go fast then FastBraces may be right for you. It is innovative and can be completed in 12 months or less. I enjoy attending Continuing Education courses, learning the latest techniques and new materials that are available. I am a member of a Nationwide Clinical Research group and have participated in several studies that will lend vital information to improve dental procedures and practices. I have been voted as one of "America's Top Dentists" since 2003.

Specialties
Doctors may have more than one area of specialty interest. Board certification in a specialty area means the doctor has completed formal training and has practice experience in that specialty, and has passed the certification examination from the corresponding accredited medical specialty board.

Dentistry

Languages spoken

Indonesian

Doctor Q&A

57 Answers
9 Agrees
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A 21-year-old female asked:
Dr. Herman Liem
Dentistry 38 years experience
Antibiotic needed: When you have infected wisdom tooth you need antibiotic at least to make sure the infection is under control. All the symptoms you have can be related... Read More
A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Herman Liem
Dentistry 38 years experience
Light presure: Your dentist should have given you post-operative instructions. Usually a pack of gauze is given and instruction given on how to use them. If you ran... Read More
A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Herman Liem
Dentistry 38 years experience
A lot of data : Annual bite-wing x-rays can reveal decay, bone loss, abnormal growth, detect the trend of your oral health, and more. The benefits far outweigh the mi... Read More
A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Herman Liem
Dentistry 38 years experience
Periodontitis: Periodontitis or gum disease started with bacteria that is left on teeth and gums. This caused an infection around the gums and other supporting struc... Read More
A 29-year-old member asked:
Dr. Herman Liem
Dentistry 38 years experience
About two years.: It depends on what exactly the degree is on and which college and state it is in. An a.S. Degree in nursing or dental hygiene can be two or three yea... Read More
A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Herman Liem
Dentistry 38 years experience
Stainless steel : When a primary ("baby") tooth needs a crown restoration, we usually use the prefab. Stainless steel crown because in a few months the permanent/adult ... Read More
A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Herman Liem
Dentistry 38 years experience
No specific med. TMD: There is no specific medication for the treatment of tmd at this time. However, there are many protocols or therapies for the condition. One may also ... Read More
A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Herman Liem
Dentistry 38 years experience
ONLY as prescribed.: The main danger of recreational use is high risk of overdose, as the substance takes few hours to onset during which the user may take more Baclofen t... Read More
A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Herman Liem
Dentistry 38 years experience
See your dentist: Upon examination, your dentist can determine whether you need teeth straightening (braces) and may refer you to an orthodontist. Having properly align... Read More
A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Herman Liem
Dentistry 38 years experience
Best option.: The best option for replacing missing back 3 teeth are dental implants. They are the most expensive but the best, last the longest. With implants you ... Read More
A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Herman Liem
Dentistry 38 years experience
It depends : It depends on the direction of the drainage of the infection. When the infection drain internally, it can damage vital sturcture in the neck area or i... Read More
A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Herman Liem
Dentistry 38 years experience
LOL... NEVER.: It is better to see a dentist and have a check up examination early in childhood. But it is not too late for you. Pick up the phone and make an appoin... Read More
A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Herman Liem
Dentistry 38 years experience
Should not be long.: Usually dentists do not place a very large filling since the damage from the large cavity weakened the tooth so much unless it's a temporary fill. A v... Read More
A 60-year-old female asked:
Dr. Herman Liem
Dentistry 38 years experience
Yes, yes on both: Usually there is a water moisturizer along with the oxygen in the machine that you can turn on. If there isn't, ask for one that does. You do not want... Read More
A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Herman Liem
Dentistry 38 years experience
Depends ...: It depends on the kind of local anesthetic used. Some can last up to 8 hours. But usually around 4 hours.
A 28-year-old female asked:
Dr. Herman Liem
Dentistry 38 years experience
It depends...: If you have the active phase of the disease, break out in your mouth or lip, then it is possible. But if he has strong immune response, he may be prot... Read More
A 53-year-old male asked:
Dr. Herman Liem
Dentistry 38 years experience
Make sure no cavity: Please go see a dentist to check if the pain originates from a tooth. If it does not come from a tooth, please inform your phycisian who diagnosed you... Read More
A 18-year-old male asked:
Dr. Herman Liem
Dentistry 38 years experience
Table Salt: I used to have the same problem. The sores will not go away for a long time. Until i used salt on them 3 times that day. They went away the next day. ... Read More
A 21-year-old female asked:
Dr. Herman Liem
Dentistry 38 years experience
Make Time: Many times we put other things ahead of our health. But i would like to suggest that you put your health first. Wearing a temp. Crown for too long can... Read More
A 22-year-old member asked:
Dr. Herman Liem
Dentistry 38 years experience
Early Treatment Best: Cold sore usually caused by herpes simplex virus. And not many antivirus meds around. One is valtrex (valacyclovir). This will help to cut down days o... Read More
A 19-year-old female asked:
Dr. Herman Liem
Dentistry 38 years experience
Abscessed tooth: Most likely you are having an abscessed tooth. Did the warm/hot food caused a toothache also? Can you pin point where the pain comes from? Please se... Read More
A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Herman Liem
Dentistry 38 years experience
Hours orally.: It may take hours orally. Not for recreational use, please.
A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Herman Liem
Dentistry 38 years experience
Do you have GERD?: Have you been dignosed with gerd? If it is related to gerd then follow the treatment recommendations. Alternatives treatments (pills?) may not help b... Read More
A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Herman Liem
Dentistry 38 years experience
Sinusitis: You may have sinusitis. Teeth can be sensitive when you have sinusitis.
A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Herman Liem
Dentistry 38 years experience
It depends...: Root canal therapy has been feared by many due to the bad experiences shared by friends or relatives. But in the majority of endodontic treatments, pa... Read More
A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Herman Liem
Dentistry 38 years experience
Yes, but...: Any tooth can be discolored after a root canal. Usually a crown or veneer can be fabricated to cover/restore that and look natural.
A 27-year-old female asked:
Dr. Herman Liem
Dentistry 38 years experience
Poss. infected tooth: Can you pinpoint the pain to a tooth? It could be an abcess lower tooth. Please go see a dentist for proper diagnosis and treatment.
A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Herman Liem
Dentistry 38 years experience
Infected gum: If you leave bacteria colonies on teeth and gums for more than 48 hrs, you can have an infected, bleeding gums. The fact that bleeding occur when flos... Read More
A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Herman Liem
Dentistry 38 years experience
No specific way: The goal of brushing your teeth is to remove bacteria from your teeth and gums, to prevent cavity and gum disease. Tooth paste helps in the above acti... Read More
A 22-year-old female asked:
Dr. Herman Liem
Dentistry 38 years experience
Yeast over growth: Good that you brush your teeth 2-3 x/day! how about flossing? Cold sore starts with tingling or prickly sensation at the corner of the mouth then it p... Read More
A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Herman Liem
Dentistry 38 years experience
Yes, somtimes worse.: Smoking can leave dark brown stain around the gum line or in between teeth. Then your teeth appear darker or yellowish. I recommend getting your teeth... Read More
A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Herman Liem
Dentistry 38 years experience
Treatment for perio.: I am assuming that you are asking about the treatment of periodontitis. First, periodontitis caused by bacteria left on your gums and teeth. So your d... Read More
A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Herman Liem
Dentistry 38 years experience
Many ways.: Here are some natural ways to get rid of sore throat: oil of oregano drops under tongue and swish/rinse with water or one teaspoonful of cayenne powde... Read More
A 59-year-old male asked:
Dr. Herman Liem
Dentistry 38 years experience
Dentist/Periodontist: Your periodontist or family dentist can do the dna testing and identify those. The best preventive measure for periodontitis (gum disease) is removing... Read More
A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Herman Liem
Dentistry 38 years experience
Go see your dentist: Please do not take a pain medication without proper diagnosis done first. Pain medications only treat symptoms not the real problem. After the proper ... Read More
A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Herman Liem
Dentistry 38 years experience
Ten to sixty minutes: It depends on the position of the wisdom tooth. If it is full bony impacted, takes around thirty minutes. But if fully bony and distoversion or either... Read More
A 25-year-old male asked:
Dr. Herman Liem
Dentistry 38 years experience
Replace It.: When a molar is extracted and not replaced soon after, it will lean forward naturally to the space in front. Please have it replaced with a dental imp... Read More
A 49-year-old female asked:
Dr. Herman Liem
Dentistry 38 years experience
Remove ASAP: If the cyst is pressing on the nerve, yes it can. But usually this happens on the lower. Please have the tooth removed. The cyst usually comes out wit... Read More
A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Herman Liem
Dentistry 38 years experience
Depends on the cause: It depends on the cause. If trauma, then put cold compress. If unknown, it could be angioedema which can be serious especially if it spread to other p... Read More
A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Herman Liem
Dentistry 38 years experience
Yes: You should continue brushing and flossing your teeth daily. But try to avoid the surgical site. Keeping your teeth and gums clean helps facilitate he... Read More
A 28-year-old member asked:
Dr. Herman Liem
Dentistry 38 years experience
Not a direct cause.: Prednisone or glucocorticoid lower your immune response so you are more susceptible to fungal infection, etc. Tooth decay is caused by bacteria in you... Read More
A 18-year-old member asked:
Dr. Herman Liem
Dentistry 38 years experience
Braces can help: Sorry that you lost your teeth. Yes, braces can close the gaps but if they are large, fixed bridges or implants can be placed. However, do not wait lo... Read More
A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Herman Liem
Dentistry 38 years experience
Maybe risky.: You may need to investigate the credentials of the practitioners and supporting staff. Some are well trained and experienced in that area of medicine.... Read More
A 24-year-old male asked:
Dr. Herman Liem
Dentistry 38 years experience
Possibly Candidaisis: Candida albicans is a type of yeast organism. Usually an overgrowth of yeast can happen after the use of antibiotic. You can do this simple test found... Read More
A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Herman Liem
Dentistry 38 years experience
Custom made crown.: Usually a cast gold crown is made to fit a tooth. It cannot be used for another one. You need another crown made to fit the implant abutment. If the t... Read More
A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Herman Liem
Dentistry 38 years experience
Stress or a habit: A lot of people react to stress in life by gritting or grinding their teeth. Also when intensely concentrating on a project one developed a habit of c... Read More
A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Herman Liem
Dentistry 38 years experience
Go see your dentist: You need to note whether it is sensitive to cold or hot and if it lingers for more than ten seconds. A small tooth decay usually is sensitive to cold ... Read More
A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Herman Liem
Dentistry 38 years experience
Cosmetic Dentistry: Cosmetic dentistry has matured well in the field of dentistry. Most experienced dentist can render great looking restorations. Porcelain veneers, all ... Read More
A 22-year-old male asked:
Dr. Herman Liem
Dentistry 38 years experience
Maybe: I wish i can see them personally. But i hope your dentist referred you to an oral pathologist or oral surgeon to have them identified and diagnosed.
A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Herman Liem
Dentistry 38 years experience
Novocaine not used..: In this modern age novocaine had been replaced by other more effective and safe anesthetics. A dentist usually will give local anesthetic to numb the ... Read More

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Mar 26, 2015
Great doctor. Consistently gives thoughtful, insightful and expert advice.
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Mar 30, 2015
Dr. Liem is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
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Mar 31, 2015
Dr. Liem is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
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Thank you, your answer was very helpful! I did use salt but on alternate days. I'll use it as prescribed by you now. Thankyou so much. Much appreciated
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Thank you, your answer was very helpful! thankyou
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This leads me to my next online #. Thanks. Bye.

Education & Training

Medical/Graduate school

Loma Linda University School of Medicine, CA
Graduated 1984MD

Awards

America's Best Dentist since 2003
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