For most patients, yes, basic preventive care (including checkups and cleanings) is covered 100% by insurance. In-depth periodontal (“deep”) cleaning may be covered in part between 50%-80%, depending on your coverage. Our team will confirm your benefits and help you understand your insurance coverage to make the most of the coverage you’re owed.
You can expect to book a preventive visit for a cleaning or checkup every six months. This helps our team diagnose problems as they arise and give prompt treatment recommendations to keep your oral health on the right track.
It can depend on your overall oral health, as well as your dental or medical history. However, the American Dental Association recommends visiting your trusted local dentist every six months. If you need further treatment or follow-up visits, our team will schedule them at your convenience.
No, cleaning should be a comfortable experience. Dental cleanings are handled by trained dental hygienists who gently yet effectively clean, floss, and polish your teeth. This process is generally quite painless. Patients who have gingivitis may experience some tenderness or bleeding in their gums during their procedure. However, our team will do everything we can to prevent any discomfort you may experience.