Dental Cleanings & Exams


At Sunrise Dental, cleanings and dental exams are a big part of the routine dental services our dentist office offers to our patients to ensure the optimal health of their smile. We work hard to make sure we recognize and diagnose any current issue you may have and help you keep your mouth as clean as possible. With offices located in Chapel Hill, Durham, Raleigh, and Cary, NC, our staff is proud to provide quality care to patients from across the Triangle region including Apex, Morrisville, NC, and the surrounding communities.

Below you will find information on your first visit to our office, the preventive services our dentists offer, including gum disease treatment, teeth grinding treatment, root canal treatment, and wisdom teeth removal, and how to schedule an appointment. If you have any questions, please feel free to contact one of our convenient locations!

Your First Visit To Our Office

We understand that you may be curious about what to expect from an initial visit to our office, so we have provided some information on what we do and how these services can help you. When you visit one of our offices for the first time, you will be asked to sign in and fill out our new patient forms. You can find those here. After you are signed in and your forms are completed, the process will vary depending on which doctor and office you are scheduled with. Generally, you will meet with our family dentist during your first appointment. After you meet the doctor, you will undergo certain dental exams and have your cleaning done. We will check for all sorts of dental problems such as gum disease, tooth decay, oral cancer, and more. We want to make sure we catch any problems as early as possible. Your first appointment with our family dentist is designed to be simple and focused on your dental exam. This helps us get a clear picture of your current situation and allows us to recommend the right treatment moving forward, should further restorative procedures be necessary. We provide full mouth reconstructions as well as smile makeovers when desired for patients throughout Apex, Cary, Chapel Hill, Durham, Morrisville, Raleigh, and beyond. If you are nervous about visiting the dentist, ask about our sedation dentistry services.

Preventive Services 

Dental exams and regular teeth cleanings are a major part of the preventive services we offer to our patients. In addition to offering these services at your initial appointment, our family dentist and assisting personnel will also help you maintain a routine cleaning and exam schedule. This schedule (usually a visit to our office every six months) helps you maintain clean teeth and gums and allows us to detect any possible dental issue as soon as it comes up. This way you can avoid the need for major procedures such as laser gum therapy, dental crowns, dental implants, or root canals. As part of your dental exam, you and your dentist may also discuss any additional concerns you may have. Our general dentistry services may also include recommending fluoride treatments, varnishes, nutritional counseling, or mouth guards, depending on your individual needs.

Gum Disease Treatment 

Welcoming patients from across Raleigh, Cary, Chapel Hill, Durham, NC, and the nearby communities, during your dental exam, our family dentist with also take this opportunity to look for any signs of gum disease. Gum disease is often one of the first diagnoses we make. This affliction is very common, affecting many, many patients who come into our office. For very minor cases, a simple cleaning may be all it takes to eradicate the infection. In other more complicated cases, we may need to employ a technique called scaling and root planning, or even laser gum therapy. This deep cleaning procedure will help to remove the bacteria from under your gums. To learn more about gum disease treatment and how we work to prevent it, please visit our page here

Make An Appointment 

Annual dental exams are the number one way to ensure that our family dentist can help you maintain your oral health. If you have yet to schedule an appointment with one of our doctors and would like to do so, please contact one of our convenient locations serving Apex, Cary, Chapel Hill, Durham, Morrisville, Raleigh, and the surrounding NC communities. We offer free dental exams with a paid dental cleaning at all of our offices. Our new Cary, NC office will offer free X-rays with this deal as well! You can find the phone numbers for each location here. You can also send us a message using our online form. A member of our team will be happy to help you find a date and time for your appointment that is right for you. Our office is here to assist with all your oral health needs, from cosmetic dentistry options like teeth whitening, Invisalign clear braces, or porcelain veneers to sleep apnea treatment, LANAP treatment, same-day dental crowns, and more. Don’t hesitate — schedule your cleaning and dental exam at Sunrise Dental today.