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Apex – Green Level: (919) 377-9797
Apex – Kelly Rd: 
(919) 335-4100
Brier Creek: (919) 626-9977

Cary Park: (919) 468-1777
Fuquay-Varina: 
(919) 557-7799
Heritage Branch: (984) 401-9001

Morrisville: (919) 469-2122
Rolesville: (984) 401-9909
Wake Forest: (919) 554-9955

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Maintenance

It only takes twenty four hours for plaque that is not removed from your teeth to turn into calculus (tartar)!  Daily home cleaning helps control plaque and tartar formation, but those hard to reach areas will always need special attention.

Once your periodontal treatment has been completed, your dentist and dental hygienist will recommend that you have regular maintenance cleanings (periodontal cleanings), usually four times a year.  At these cleaning appointments, the pocket depths will be carefully checked to ensure that they are healthy.  Plaque and calculus that is difficult for you to remove on a daily basis will be removed from above and below the gum line.

In addition to your periodontal cleaning and evaluation, your appointment will usually include:

  • Examination of diagnostic x-rays (radiographs): Essential for detection of decay, tumors, cysts, and bone loss.X-rays also help determine tooth and root positions.
  • Examination of existing restorations: Check current fillings, crowns, etc.
  • Examination of tooth decay: Check all tooth surfaces for decay.
  • Oral cancer screening: Check the face, neck, lips, tongue, throat, cheek tissues, and gums for any signs of oral cancer.
  • Oral hygiene recommendations: Review and recommend oral hygiene aids as needed. (Electric toothbrushes, special periodontal brushes, fluorides, rinses, etc.)
  • Teeth polishing: Remove stain and plaque that is not otherwise removed during tooth brushing and scaling.

Good oral hygiene practices and periodontal cleanings are essential in maintaining dental health and keeping periodontal disease under control!

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Apex - Green Level - Hours:

Mon: 8:00am-5:00pm
Tue: 8:00am-5:00pm
Wed: 8:00am-6:00pm
Thu: 8:00am-5:00pm
Fri: Closed
Sat: 8:00am-1:00pm*
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Apex - Kelly Road - Hours:

Mon: 9:00am-6:00pm
Tue: 8:00am-6:00pm
Wed: 8:30am-5:00pm
Thu: 8:00am-5:00pm
Fri: 8:00am-3:00pm
Sat: 8:00am-1:00pm*
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Brier Creek - Hours:

Mon: 9:00am-6:00pm
Tue: 8:00am-6:00pm
Wed: 8:00am-5:00pm
Thu: 8:00am-5:00pm
Fri: 8:00am-3:00pm
Sat: 8:00am-1:00pm*
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Cary Park - Hours:

Mon: 8:00am-7:00pm
Tue: 8:00am-7:00pm
Wed: 8:00am-7:00pm
Thu: 8:00am-7:00pm
Fri: 8:00am-3:00pm
Sat: 8:00am-1:00pm*

 

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Fuquay-Varina - Hours:

Mon: 8:00am-7:00pm
Tue: 8:00am-7:00pm
Wed: 8:00am-6:00pm
Thu: 8:00am-7:00pm
Fri: 8:00am-3:00pm
Sat: 8:00am-1:00pm*

 

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Heritage Branch - Hours:

Mon: 8:00am-5:00pm
Tue: 8:00am-5:00pm
Wed: 8:00am-5:00pm
Thu: 8:00am-5:00pm
Fri: 8:00am-3:00pm
Sat: 9:00am-2:00pm*
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Morrisville - Hours:

Mon: 8:00am-6:00pm
Tue: 8:00am-6:00pm
Wed: 8:00am-6:00pm
Thu: 8:00am-6:00pm
Fri: 8:00am-3:00pm
Sat: 8:00am-1:00pm*
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Rolesville - Hours:

Mon: 8:00am-5:00pm
Tue: 9:00am-5:00pm
Wed: 8:00am-5:00pm
Thu: 8:00am-7:00pm
Fri: 8:00am-3:00pm
Sat: 9:00am-2:00pm*
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Wake Forest - Hours:

Mon: 8:00am-7:00pm
Tue: 9:00am-7:00pm
Wed: 8:00am-6:00pm
Thu: 8:00am-7:00pm
Fri: 8:00am-3:00pm
Sat: 9:00am-2:00pm*
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