Oral Healthcare Specialist

Mark  F. Rindge, DDS -  - Family Dentist

Mark F. Rindge, DDS

Family Dentist & Cosmetic Dentist located in Los Gatos, CA

Attending routine dental visits can optimize oral healthcare and your overall quality of life. At the office of family dentist Mark F. Rindge, DDS, in Los Gatos, California, Dr. Rindge and his expert team screen you for oral health problems and offer treatments to prevent serious complications. Book your next oral healthcare appointment with Dr. Rindge and his team by phone or online today.

Oral Healthcare Q&A

What is oral healthcare?

Oral healthcare helps Dr. Rindge and his team assess your risk of and detect oral health issues, such as oral cancer, tooth decay, and gum disease before complications develop. Seeking treatment for these and other dental problems can restore your smile and overall health.

What happens during oral healthcare appointments?

During oral healthcare appointments, you’re greeted by warm, welcoming staff. You rest in a comfortable dental chair while your provider cleans your teeth and takes dental X-rays. 

Dr. Rindge examines your teeth and gums and reviews results from the X-rays. He might also perform oral cancer screenings, cavity risk assessments, and caries management by risk assessment (CAMBRA).

Knowing more about your risk of oral health issues helps Dr. Rindge develop preventive treatments and detect dental issues early before more serious problems develop.

Which treatments will I need?

Based on the results of your oral healthcare assessment and your personal and family dental history, Dr. Rindge and his team develop a treatment plan that might include: 

Preventive dentistry

Preventive dentistry procedures that Dr. Rindge might recommend include more frequent professional cleanings, sealants, fluoride treatments, fillings, or Invisalign® clear aligners to straighten teeth to make cleaning them easier. Tissue biopsies help detect oral cancer.

Restorative dentistry

If you experience signs of tooth decay, getting a crown, filling, inlay, onlay, or root canal can prevent further decay and damage. Bridges, dental implants, and dentures replace one or more missing teeth. Gum disease treatments reduce the progression of the disease.

Emergency dentistry

If you or your child experience a loose or knocked out permanent tooth, mouth trauma, tooth infection, or another dental emergency, Dr. Rindge and his team can fit you in for a same-day appointment to treat your condition promptly.

How often should I schedule dental appointments?

To optimize oral health, see Dr. Rindge and his staff at least every six months for routine oral healthcare screenings, professional cleanings, and dental examinations. He lets you know if more frequent visits are necessary.

When you’re ready for optimal oral healthcare and a lower risk of dental complications, schedule an appointment at the office or Mark F. Rindge, DDS, by phone or online today.