Dental Exams and Cleanings
in Rohnert Park, CA

Even if your teeth and gums are the pinnacle of health, scheduling routine dental visits with your primary dental care provider is important for maintaining a healthy, beautiful smile. Whether you visit the dentist every six months like clockwork or it’s been a while since you’ve stepped foot into a dental office, our team at Blue Apple Dental Group would be happy to get a routine dental exam and cleaning scheduled for you. Contact our office today!

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What issues do dentists check for during a dental exam?

During a dental exam, our team thoroughly assesses various aspects of the patient’s oral health to identify any potential issues and provide appropriate treatment. Common issues checked for during a dental exam include tooth decay, gum disease, and oral cancer. We also assess the patient’s jaw alignment and the condition of any dental restorations that they may have. Then, we can make recommendations for treatments that the patient may need or ways they can improve their oral health routine to maintain healthy teeth and gums.

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How long do dental cleanings and exams take?

The duration of dental cleanings and exams can vary depending on the individual’s oral health status and any specific concerns that need to be addressed. On average, a routine dental cleaning and exam may take approximately 30 to 60 minutes. However, if additional procedures or treatments are required, such as dental X-rays, fluoride treatments, or periodontal therapy, the appointment may take longer. These visits are for you to mention any questions or concerns you may have, so feel free to bring up anything you’d like to discuss with our team.

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When are advanced dental cleanings needed?

Advanced dental cleanings, also known as deep cleanings or periodontal scaling and root planing, are needed when there is evidence of periodontal disease. These cleanings involve removing plaque, tartar, and bacteria from below the gumline and smoothing the tooth roots to promote healing and prevent further progression of gum disease. If you do not have a history of periodontal disease, you will likely just need a routine cleaning, but if you are concerned about the current health of your gums, our team can examine them and create a custom treatment plan from there.