Checkups and Gum Disease Treatment
Checkups – Why There’s No Substitute for a Dental Exam
Even if your dental care routine at home is perfect, there is no substitute for your bi-annual dental exams at West Corona Dentistry. Here are some very important reasons why you should never skip your bi-annual dental exam:
- Dentists can clean tartar off your teeth using specialize tools.
- Your dental exam includes an oral screening ensuring you don’t have oral cancer.
- You’ll leave your dental exam with a fully cleaned and polished smile.
- Your dentist will be able to spot diseases in their early stages.
- They can follow-up on whatever oral health concerns you’ve been dealing with.
- Special tools allow dentists to clean hard to reach parts of your mouth.
- Advanced technology allows dentists to see the details inside your mouth.
Gum Disease – A Common But Serious Threat to Your Smile
When plaque that collects on your teeth slides down to accumulate at the gum line, it can cause infection on the surrounding tissue leading to gum disease. Gum disease begins in its most mild stage, gingivitis, and can then evolve into far worse variations called periodontitis and advanced periodontitis. It’s vital to know that although gum disease originates as an oral problem, it can lead to life-threatening conditions that can affect your heart and other important parts of the body.
Treating Gum Disease in West Corona
Since gum disease quickly worsens when left untreated, it’s important to visit your dentist when you first notice signs of it. If it’s left to continue on its natural course, gum disease can lead to tooth loos, heart problems, and discomfort and immense pain in your daily life. We strongly recommend that our patients come to our office in Corona, CA for immediate treatment.
Scaling and Root Planning Procedure
The procedure we use to treat your gum disease will depend on your personal circumstances and the severity of your case. For those with mild gingivitis, the scaling and root planing procedure is often the perfect solution. This is a thorough procedure where toxins, tartar, and plaque are completely removed from the gum line, thereby treating your gum disease. The goal is to shrink the pockets that may have developed and to ensure the mouth is thoroughly clean overall.
Another method of treating gum disease at various stages is to use medication. Antibiotics may be chosen as a sole treatment, but it’s typically combined with scaling and root planing or some other procedure.
In some advanced cases of gum disease, surgery may be the only viable course of action for treatment. Severe gum disease can cause tissue damage all throughout your mouth, so bone grafts, tooth replacement, and full tissue reconstruction may be required to combat the disease. Luckily, seeking treatment early will avoid the need for time-consuming and costly surgeries
Ready for Your Biannual Dental Exam in West Corona?
Since our teeth-whitening treatments dramatically brighten your smile and everyone around you will notice, many patients choose to undergo these procedures before major life events. Here are some of the most popular times when a teeth whitening may benefit you most:
- To prepare for a wedding or family reunion
- Before a major presentation or speech at work
- In order to look your best before going on vacation
- Prior to a big date when you want to look your best
There are many occasions when whitening your teeth and looking your best are of peak importance. Talk to our experienced dentists in Corona to find out if teeth whitening is right for you.
Ready to Whiten Your Teeth for the Bright Smile You Deserve?
Whether you’re coming in because it’s been 6 months since your last dental appointment or because you feel discomfort in your teeth or gums, you’ll receive top quality oral care. Our top dentists in West Corona will make a treatment plan based on your specific needs and requests and will explain the most effective options for enhancing your smile. Why wait? Reap the benefits of a healthy smile by going to your checkup with our experienced dentists. Contact us today to schedule an appointment.
Mon: 8:30am – 4:30pm
Tues:8:30am – 4:30pm
Wed: 8:30am – 4:30pm
Thurs: 8:30am – 4:30pm
Fri: 7am – 2pm
Sat: By appointment only