General Dentistry Specialist

Sunrise Dental -  - Dentist

Sunrise Dental

Dentist located in Renton, WA

General dentistry services like checkups, cleanings and basic restorations form the cornerstone of good oral health at every age. Sunrise Dental of Renton is a top-rated provider of general dentistry treatments and procedures optimized for the unique needs of both adults and kids in and around Renton, WA.

General Dentistry Q & A

What Happens During a Routine Dental Cleaning Appointment?

Dental cleanings begin with a visual examination of the teeth and a review of any symptoms the patient may be experiencing. Then the dentist or hygienist will use special instruments and mild dental abrasives to carefully clean the surface of each tooth, including the crevices between the teeth and the area along the gum line, taking care to remove built-up deposits of plaque and tartar where bacteria can hide. Once the cleaning is complete, the patient will receive guidance on how to improve their brushing and flossing habits so they can keep their teeth and gums as healthy as possible and help prevent tooth decay, gum disease, and other serious oral health issues.

How Can I Tell if I Have Gum Disease?

Gum disease causes very few or even no symptoms in its very early stages (sometimes called gingivitis). As it progresses, it can cause symptoms like:

  • Swollen, red, or sore gums
  • Tooth pain
  • Chronic bad breath
  • Loose teeth
  • Tooth loss

Mild gum disease can often be treated with more frequent professional cleanings, but more moderate to advanced stages of the disease typically require in-depth cleaning techniques called root planing and scaling to remove bacteria below the gums and around the root itself.

How Often Should I Have a Professional Cleaning?

Both adults and children should have their teeth professionally cleaned every six months to prevent gum disease and also to look for early signs of disease so it can be treated before serious problems develop. Twice-yearly cleanings and checkups also provide the dentist with an opportunity to look for other issues that can benefit from early care, like tiny cracks or very small cavities that might not be causing symptoms yet.

What is an Oral Cancer Screening?

Oral cancer screening is a very quick, simple and painless examination of the soft tissues of the mouth, the palate and the neck area to look for abnormalities like swelling or discoloration that could indicate cancer. If an abnormal area of tissue is found in the mouth, a small sample of cells may be removed for further evaluation in a lab.

Accepted Insurance Providers

At Sunrise Dental of Renton, we are dedicated to our patients' dental health. We accept most PPO insurances to make sure that all of our patients are covered. If your insurance is not listed or if you have any questions, please call our office to see how we can partner with you.

Aetna PPO
Ameritas PPO
Anthem Blue Cross
Assurant Dental Health Alliance (PPO)
Best Life And Health
Blue Cross Blue Shield - PPO Only
Cigna PPO
Dearborn National
Delta Dental PPO
Guardian PPO
Lincoln Dental
Metlife PPO
Premera Blue Cross
Principal Dental PPO