Dental Exam in Walnut Creek, CA

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Why Are Dental Exams Important?

Partaking in annual dental evaluations allows you to take a preemptive stance to maintain the health of your teeth. A standard dental exam at Life Dental & Orthodontics detects tooth cavities, periodontal disease, cancer of oral tissues, and numerous other issues that could be harming your dental and total health. Typically offered at regular dental cleaning appointments, oral exams allow us to evaluate the teeth, gums, bite alignment, jawbone, and further oral structures and can make way for the early detection and care of oral conditions.  Here at our "airway-friendly" office, your exam will include a screening for airway issues involving the mouth. We also check for TMJ problems, such as clicking, popping, or discomfort in the jaw joints. If you want to ensure the wellness and visual appeal of your mouth, schedule a routine dental exam at our Walnut Creek, CA office at your earliest convenience!

Oral Cancer Screening

Around 50,000 individuals in this nation are impacted by oral cancer annually. Even so, the disease may be highly treatable when diagnosed immediately. Oral cancer is known as an irregular growth of cells that may occur anywhere inside or throughout the oral cavity, like on the cheeks, tongue, oral glands, jaws, or throat, along with other oral structures. We perform an oral cancer screening during each comprehensive exam to identify benign cells, malignant cells, airway concerns, or various other abnormal developments. A handful of the normal indications of oral cancer include sores, nodules, elevated or bumpy areas, and red or white regions of skin. The spots in question may be taken out and analyzed or you may be sent to a physician for further care.

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As another dental professional, I can only say wonderful things about Dr Hockel and his staff. I know what is excellent dental treatmen and what is not. Dr Hockel strives to for excellence and his staff is caring, honest and professional. I know when a dentist stays abreast of everything happening in dentistry. I knew when I first meet Dr Hockel that his patients were is great hands and if I performed work on his patients they would receive the best dental care possible after my treatment. I am a dentist that specializes in root canals. His expertise and care is incredible. Dr Hockel's staff treats their patients with care and respect. I feel part of his family. I grew up on a small farm in the midwest without fluoride and good dental care. Due to this I have had my share of dental problems. Yes, as dentist we can have dental issues. Dr Hockel has been able to help me with these issues and I am say I am proud of my smile. Dr Hockel's brother runs the dental lab and has made most of my crowns. His diligence towards perfection is wonderful. Thank you to Dr Hockel, his staff and his brother.

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What Should I Expect During A Dental Exam?

Oral exams at our Walnut Creek, CA office always include a discussion about your dental record. A member of our team might also speak with you about any health problems or aesthetic smile likes/dislikes you have to learn more regarding your general dental health. During particular routine appointments, a series of detailed x-rays might be performed to grant us enhanced awareness of the health of your teeth and bone tissues. Our dentist will then perform a screening for oral cancer, evaluate the alignment of your bite and jaw joints for TMJ, check for any signs of airway problems, and examine your teeth for irregularities, as well as the comfort of any dental restorations. A gum evaluation could also be performed to discover potential symptoms of periodontal disease.

Protect Your Smile With Preventive Care

Having a nice smile requires more work than only going to a dentist if you experience an issue. Regular dental exams at Life Dental & Orthodontics can help ensure early diagnosis and treatment for dental conditions and are essential in defending your health. Set up your family's yearly dental checkups at our Walnut Creek, CA practice soon.

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