Please review our Q&A to learn more about our dental care in Corona, California, and how you can better care for your smile at home. Our dentist and team at the dental practice of Dr. Rex Bullock care about our patients, and we want you to have a healthy, beautiful smile that will last a lifetime. If you have questions that are not addressed here, please contact our office. We are more than happy to help!
What can help my sensitive teeth?
There are many treatments to help with tooth sensitivity; one that we suggest is a desensitizing toothpaste, which can help block sensation to the nerve of the tooth. Cavities, fractured teeth, or receding gums can make your teeth more sensitive. In more severe cases, a root canal may be necessary to eliminate the pain. Come in for a consultation at our office, and we will find the best solution for any sensitivity you may be experiencing.
Why do I have bad breath?
There are several conditions that can lead to bad breath or halitosis, including gum disease, infection, and plaque or tartar buildup. Solutions include mouthwash, daily flossing, and regular cleanings. Sometimes, there is a more in-depth explanation for recurring bad breath, such as an underlying health issue. We can address this thoroughly in an appointment, so please contact us today!
What should I bring to my first visit?
When you come in for your first appointment, we will need you to fill out our new patient forms and provide a copy of your insurance card. Please be aware that the first visit is normally a comprehensive exam to get a closer look at what work you may need or want in future visits. Call today if you have any further concerns.
How do I know if I have periodontitis or gingivitis?
These two conditions are often spoken interchangeably, but it is important to be aware that gingivitis is just a mild form of gum disease, while periodontitis is an advanced stage. Typically, gingivitis occurs in children and adolescents, whereas periodontitis happens to older adults. Symptoms are often unnoticed with gingivitis, but they include mild swelling and red gums. Periodontitis can comprise of swollen, red, or bleeding gums, as well as receding gums. For further information, call us at 951-737-1149 for a consultation.
Why do you use X-rays at the dentist?
This is a good question. The answer is that dental X-rays can reveal more than what the human eye can recognize, even things like an infected root or other abnormalities like cysts or some types of tumors. Overall, we use X-rays to give you efficient and thorough treatments! At our office, we also offer digital X-rays to make the X-ray procedure more comfortable than the traditional bite wings you may have used in the past.
If you have any further questions or concerns, please contact us for more information. We are eager to help you with all your dental healthcare needs!