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Dr. Donald Rollofson

Dentistry
Elk Grove, CA
46 years experience

Locations

Elk Grove orthodontics

Elk grove, CA

Address

9727 elk gove-florin rd, Elk grove, CA
Directions

My office hours

Wednesday: 730am - 430pm
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Elk Grove Orthodontics

Elk Grove , CA

About

Bio

I am an experienced and busy Orthodontist with over 30 years experience and a great office and great team members.

Specialties
Doctors may have more than one area of specialty interest. Board certification in a specialty area means the doctor has completed formal training and has practice experience in that specialty, and has passed the certification examination from the corresponding accredited medical specialty board.

Dentistry

orthodontics

Languages spoken

English

Doctor Q&A

86 Answers
29 Agrees
The number of answers this doctor has agreed with.
A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Donald Rollofson
Dentistry 46 years experience
Usually positive: The relative growth and size of the jaws and position of the teeth are main factors in the lower third of the face. Orthodontic movement of these in... Read More
A 20-year-old female asked:
Dr. Donald Rollofson
Dentistry 46 years experience
Ask your dentist: Large straight front teeth in the right location within the face usually look the best. When a patient complains about their "four" front teeth it. ... Read More
A 29-year-old male asked:
Dr. Donald Rollofson
Dentistry 46 years experience
Ask your physician: The mouth is a very good judge of your overall health. Changes in salivary flow can be local or systemic but are always worth a thorough evaluation... Read More
A 29-year-old member asked:
Dr. Donald Rollofson
Dentistry 46 years experience
There are several: To reduce overbite, or in lay terms the amount the teeth stick out many appliances can be used. My personal favorite is the herbst, which I have use... Read More
A member asked:
Dr. Donald Rollofson
Dentistry 46 years experience
See your dentist: If your jaw is stuck or you have lock jaw occasionally a dentist or oral surgeon may need to manipulate your jaw to get it back into the correct posit... Read More
A 25-year-old female asked:
Dr. Donald Rollofson
Dentistry 46 years experience
Get a dental exam: There are many reasons for mouth odor. You may have periodontal gum disease or abcessed teeth that are causing your halitosis or mouth odor. A ... Read More
A 28-year-old male asked:
Dr. Donald Rollofson
Dentistry 46 years experience
Facial birth defect: A cleft palate is the condition in a newborn caused by the incomplete closure of sections of the palate in the developing embryo. The resulting defe... Read More
A 54-year-old male asked:
Dr. Donald Rollofson
Dentistry 46 years experience
Usually they are: Normally four unit bridges require the strength of the underlying metal on the two abutments and across the bridge space. This metal support is the... Read More
A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Donald Rollofson
Dentistry 46 years experience
Yes there is: The best answer to this question is to know why it is being asked. After extraction of four bicuspids the residual space is being closed. This s... Read More
A 27-year-old female asked:
Dr. Donald Rollofson
Dentistry 46 years experience
Ask orthodontist: Whenever you are wearing a retainer it should periodically be checked by your orthodontist. The mouth is always changing , if only just a little b... Read More
A 25-year-old male asked:
Dr. Donald Rollofson
Dentistry 46 years experience
Ask an orthodontist: Sometimes the lower posterior teeth do roll inward and that certainly changes the way they occlude or "bite" with the upper teeth. Ask your orthodo... Read More
A 37-year-old female asked:
Dr. Donald Rollofson
Dentistry 46 years experience
Ask your physician: The treatment of TMJ is not necessarily expensive but is covered by many medical plans and certainly should be. If you do not have any coverage and... Read More
A 25-year-old male asked:
Dr. Donald Rollofson
Dentistry 46 years experience
Yes but you are ok: If you have no food allergies and no history of swelling then worrying about your tongue swelling up is just.....Worry. Of course we have all hear... Read More
A 22-year-old female asked:
Dr. Donald Rollofson
Dentistry 46 years experience
Call your dentist: If you have a broken molar you need to get into the dentist and get it repaired. In the short run the sharp area can be smoothed to reduce tongue an... Read More
A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Donald Rollofson
Dentistry 46 years experience
Orthodontists online: The best way to find the right orthodontist for you is to ask friends and neighbors who does great orthodontic work and has a wonderful staff. You ... Read More
A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Donald Rollofson
Dentistry 46 years experience
Dental specialists: Orthodontists move the teeth and bone to better functional and esthetic positions. Endodontists are concentrate on the inside of individual teeth an... Read More
A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Donald Rollofson
Dentistry 46 years experience
Absolutely yes: Cosmetic dentistry allows the dentist to alter the shape size color and location of teeth and the smile the teeth create.
A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Donald Rollofson
Dentistry 46 years experience
Treatment timings: In about 25% of cases some early treatment, before all permanent teeth erupt, is helpful. This is called phase 1. Most of these patients, as well... Read More
A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Donald Rollofson
Dentistry 46 years experience
Gastric reflux maybe: A bitter or acid taste could be related to your digestive system. If the teeth or gums are showing signs of excess stomach acid your dentist may su... Read More
A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Donald Rollofson
Dentistry 46 years experience
Up down all around: Within the gums and bone available , teeth can be rotated , moved up and down, translated, and occasionally transplanted. The best way to know what... Read More
A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Donald Rollofson
Dentistry 46 years experience
Consult with your DD: Many wisdom teeth do not have room in the mouth to remain healthy. If your wisdom teeth have erupted during invisalign and there is inadequate space ... Read More
A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Donald Rollofson
Dentistry 46 years experience
Usually around age 7: When the permanent teeth start to erupt it is a good idea to survey the entire dentition, both erupted and those teeth in the bone still forming. In... Read More
A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Donald Rollofson
Dentistry 46 years experience
Some yes some no: Cross bites are caused by several underlying positions of teeth and bone so the answer is variable . Some cross bites are very very difficult to cor... Read More
A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Donald Rollofson
Dentistry 46 years experience
Yes and increasing: The increased availability of advanced imaging techniques are useful in accurately locating impacted teeth, diagnosing pathology, locating vital struc... Read More
A 28-year-old male asked:
Dr. Donald Rollofson
Dentistry 46 years experience
Doctor of the mouth: Dentistry is the art and science of prevention, diagnosis, and correction of disease , destruction, and malformation of structures in and around the ... Read More
A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Donald Rollofson
Dentistry 46 years experience
Your bite needs help: There appears to be many causes for grinding. The best treatment should include a thorough evaluation of your bite, making it as healthy as possible,... Read More
A 34-year-old female asked:
Dr. Donald Rollofson
Dentistry 46 years experience
Ask cardiologist: Your dentist needs to be informed about any relevant issues in your medical status. The answer may be as simple as changing the type of local anesth... Read More
A 16-year-old female asked:
Dr. Donald Rollofson
Dentistry 46 years experience
To help perfect bite: The triangle or vertical elastics help provide a force to move the teeth in that area into occlusion. Usually when they are needed the bite is not ... Read More
A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. Donald Rollofson
Dentistry 46 years experience
Pain medications: Spacers can be quite irritating and even painful in many patients. They open a little space, move the teeth quite quickly, and can cause local infl... Read More
A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Donald Rollofson
Dentistry 46 years experience
The way the teeth look: Esthetic dentistry is that emphasis on how the teeth look, not necessarily how they function.. A dentist should be concerned with all of the aspec... Read More
A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Donald Rollofson
Dentistry 46 years experience
An upper molar mover: A pentax appliance is bonded or cemented to the upper tooth with a special wire attached to the upper molars to move them posteriorly. This moveme... Read More
A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Donald Rollofson
Dentistry 46 years experience
They usually don't: Many studies have been done trying to find the answer to this question, and the predominant answer is none. However most patients do not have room ... Read More
A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Donald Rollofson
Dentistry 46 years experience
Some types work great for bleaching: In our practice we routinely use orthodontic retainers as bleaching trays, including everyone on our team. Properly fit and adjusted these retainer... Read More
A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Donald Rollofson
Dentistry 46 years experience
Speed about equal : Depending on the tooth movements being done, the speed of movement is determined primarily by the body and its ability to change rather than the metho... Read More
A 22-year-old female asked:
Dr. Donald Rollofson
Dentistry 46 years experience
Call another dentist: Although there are some proceedures that perhaps are best to do after the babies are born your good oral health is very important to you as well as yo... Read More
A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Donald Rollofson
Dentistry 46 years experience
They glue them on: Most orthodontic brackets are actually bonded to the teeth after they are cleaned and etched just like dentists do tooth colored fillings.
A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Donald Rollofson
Dentistry 46 years experience
Positively yes: Most modern orthodontic practices have 20 to 30 percent of their patients being adults. There is no age to old to acquire and enjoy a great smile.
A 29-year-old member asked:
Dr. Donald Rollofson
Dentistry 46 years experience
To reduce over jet: There are several reasons orthodontists might use headgear. It is usually to correct overjet or what used to be called "buck teeth". When an exter... Read More
A 59-year-old female asked:
Dr. Donald Rollofson
Dentistry 46 years experience
Nerve proximity: The hard palate is covered with thin mucosa over hard tissue and many nerve endings. This combination leads to a very sensitive and painful area wh... Read More
A 19-year-old male asked:
Dr. Donald Rollofson
Dentistry 46 years experience
Bacteria caused odor: The tongue is a cause of much mouth odor due to bacteria and food particles lodged in the many creases and crevices of the tongue. Regular tongue s... Read More
A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Donald Rollofson
Dentistry 46 years experience
Nerve inflammation: The inside of the tooth contains blood vessels and nerve tissue. Pulpitis is caused by inflation of these tissues due to a variety of potential insu... Read More
A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Donald Rollofson
Dentistry 46 years experience
Individual freedom: The best plan to cover orthodontic treatment is one that gives you the best coverage for general dental care without restrictions. The key to succe... Read More
A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Donald Rollofson
Dentistry 46 years experience
Not really: It has been our experience that any individual plan that can be purchased covering orthodontics is actually very poor. They usually only cover a sm... Read More
A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Donald Rollofson
Dentistry 46 years experience
Absolutely: The best way to know how to get the smile you want is to visit your local orthodontist. If you have a space between your teeth or if they are crooke... Read More
A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Donald Rollofson
Dentistry 46 years experience
Usually 1 to 2 hours: The length of time your mouth feels numb depends on the type and amount of anesthetic used and how quickly your body removes and neutralizes the medic... Read More
A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Donald Rollofson
Dentistry 46 years experience
Ask the orthodontist: Individual coverage for orthodontia is not readily available and usually only covers a portion, usually less than half, of the treatment. Most ortho... Read More
A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Donald Rollofson
Dentistry 46 years experience
If it is a dentist: It is legal for any dentist to provide orthodontic treatment. It is illegal for anyone who is not a dentist to provide orthodontic treatment. De... Read More
A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Donald Rollofson
Dentistry 46 years experience
It depends on trust: We all know that 60 is the new 40 and experience is a valuable quality. If you like the way your dentist treats you, and the care you are receiving ... Read More
A female asked:
Dr. Donald Rollofson
Dentistry 46 years experience
Infections harm you: If you have a painful partially erupted wisdom tooth it is usually caused by a swollen and infected gum over part of the tooth. Eventually this inf... Read More
A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Donald Rollofson
Dentistry 46 years experience
Yes and no: The answer to this question depends on the definition of expansion. Many lower arches are narrow due to the angulation or collapse of the teeth. ... Read More

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Mar 31, 2015
Great doctor. Consistently gives thoughtful, insightful and expert advice.
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Mar 30, 2015
Dr. Rollofson is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
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Mar 31, 2015
Dr. Rollofson is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
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Residency

oregon health sciences center

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