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Teeth cleanings at Rolling Oaks Dental are painless, simple, and affordable. It will have you feeling new and fresh when you leave the dentist! Oral hygiene is a crucial part of your health, which is why it’s important to have a knowledgeable dentist perform an oral examination. It is recommended that adults get their teeth cleaned twice a year.

Dental cleanings and exams are essential because they can prevent tooth decay, help treat gum disease, and detect signs for gingivitis. They are also vital because cavities don’t hurt. You actually do not feel anything at all until your cavity is extremely serious, when the cavity has cut all the way to the nerve deep inside the tooth. An easy checkup can stop oral health problems in their tracks. Our dentists are trained to make sure you are the most comfortable you can be during this procedure.

Our dentists are highly trained in their services and are committed to caring for their patients. Teeth cleanings and physical exams are just the beginning of taking care of your teeth. The procedure is much more simple than you may think. Our dentists use a small mirror to check your teeth and gums for potential problem areas and signs of gingivitis. They remove any plaque and tartar buildup from your mouth. Our dentists then use an electric brush with gritty toothpaste to polish your teeth, followed by flossing. Finally, you will rinse your mouth once with water, then a second time with fluoride. Other additional steps may be required depending on the condition of your teeth and what work you may want to be done!

Gum Health

Periodontal dental care is one of the most important factors when practicing good oral hygiene. If you can’t remember the last time you had your teeth cleaned, or if your mouth bleeds every time you floss or brush, you might be at risk for gum disease, also known as gingivitis. Left untreated, it can lead to periodontal disease and loss of your teeth. Studies have shown that gum disease is a risk factor associated with major health problems like strokes and heart attacks. Having a dentist check your teeth regularly is an important part of your overall health. Your dental health is our number one priority, make an appointment with us today!

Periodontal Dental Care Services

  • Diagnosis and management of gum disease/gingivitis
  • Diagnosis and management of severe gum disease affecting the bone/periodontitis
  • Deep cleanings, also known as scaling and root planing
  • Arestin®, a local antibiotic treatment that is sometimes indicated
  • Maintenance plans for all patients, including those that are compromised in any way
Larry Dougherty, DDS near me

Larry Dougherty, DDS

Larry Dougherty, DDS, is the lead dentist at Rolling Oaks Dental and specializes in general, restorative, and cosmetic dentistry.

Dr. Dougherty earned his Bachelor of Science in Genetics from the University of Georgia in Athens, Georgia, and his Doctor of Dental Medicine degree from Nova Southeastern University College of Dental Medicine in Fort Lauderdale, Florida. He was an adjunct faculty member at the University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio Dental School in the Department of Comprehensive Dentistry for two years.