How can we help you?
When looking for a new dental office, you probably have many questions. We listed some of the most common ones we hear at our Vallejo dental office. Please feel free to read through them. If you do not see your specific question listed here or if you'd like more information, please give us a call and one of our helpful and knowledgeable team members will answer all of your questions. You can also reach us through our contact page and we will get back to you as soon as we can.
Oral Cancer Screening
Even if you don’t have dental insurance, you should come to the dentist at least every 6 months for a professional cleaning and routine exam. This ensures that we detect any dental disease you have (gum disease or cavities) in its early stages. Depending on your personal oral health, we may recommend you come more frequently. For example, some patients benefit from more frequent hygiene appointments, especially if they suffer from periodontal disease or have a tendency toward decay.
Small dental problems that are relatively easy to treat inexpensively and painlessly when they are caught early but often require additional procedures if not addressed right away. That can mean more expense and more time in the dental chair.
What We Can Discover During a Regular Check Up
Did you know that cavities never go away on their own and tend to progress becoming larger over time? Other conditions, such as cracked teeth, could result in tooth loss if not treated in the early stages. Taking a “wait and see” approach can cause bigger problems.
We also look for lumps, lesions, and cysts that can indicate serious conditions like oral cancer. Often your dentist is the first to notice these pre-cancerous lesions and can recommend a biopsy and life-saving treatment.
The best dental insurance is a regular check up!