Having regular dental appointments is important for your oral health. Dr. Thompson suggests that patients come in for a checkup at least twice a year. Depending on your oral health, you may need to visit our office more often. Our dentist will examine your unique smile and determine your unique needs. Our dentist can detect and diagnose dental health issues early during routine checkups, so it is important that you come to Thompson Dental as recommended. If an issue is caught early, treatment will be less invasive and more affordable. If you come in for your regular checkups, our dentist can prevent some issues from occurring in the first place. Having regular dental appointments is also important because some diseases have symptoms that manifest in the mouth and our dentist will check for these during your exam.
When you come to Thompson Dental for your routine appointment, our hygienist will first thoroughly clean your teeth. Then our dentist will examine your teeth and gums thoroughly for problems like tooth decay. They will check your gums for signs of gum disease and other issues. Our dentist will then perform an oral cancer screening, checking your whole mouth for sores or discoloration. Your neck, face, and head will be checked for any lumps or irregular tissue. They will decide whether or not you need dental X-rays taken.
Remember that even if you don’t have any symptoms, it is important to see the dentist regularly. You could still have dental issues that are in their early stages that our dentist can diagnose. Also, having regular dental cleanings is beneficial to your oral health. We invite you to contact our office today to learn more about dental cleanings in Laguna Niguel, CA, and to schedule your next visit.