Your mouth is a complex part of the body that plays a very important role in processing food, enabling speech, making facial expressions, and assisting in the process of respiration. Oral health problems, gum disease, tooth decay, and oral cancers can alter the basic function of your mouth, and impair your overall quality of life.
With prevention and early detection the treatment success rate for many of these oral health conditions is high. Left untreated, they can cause significant discomfort, lead to medical complications, and even the loss of life.
Having a routine dental checkup performed every six months can help detect and treat these problems, or help you to understand the necessary preventative measures. Here at Dr. Bullock’s dental office in Corona, CA, every dental checkup is designed to clean your teeth, maintain the health of your mouth, as well as fully examine your teeth and gums.
The checkup starts with one of our friendly dental hygienists performing a comprehensive dental cleaning. They will clean away all traces of hardened tartar and plaque buildup from your teeth. This will be followed by a simple polishing treatment to remove surface stains from your teeth.
Dr. Bullock will then examine your teeth and periodontal tissues. If he finds any signs of cavities or gum disease, he will present you with viable treatment options. This might also include preventative care such as a fluoride treatment or applying dental sealants.
The dental checkup concludes with your dentist administering a basic screening for signs of oral cancer. Our team strives to give you the full care of a dental exam to ensure you and your smile are strong and healthy.
If you live in the Corona, CA, area and you are due for a dental checkup, you should call 951-737-1149 to schedule a checkup with our dental professionals to get your best smile today!