Preventive dental checkups and cleanings are a crucial part in the upkeep of your oral health. Woodway dentist Dr. Corbet Locke encourages his patients to come in to his central Texas dental office every six months for a routine dental cleaning and checkup.
During the initial portion of your appointment, our team of hygienists will thoroughly clean your teeth, focusing on the gum line and any areas with significant plaque accumulation, to rid your mouth of harmful bacteria. Once your cleaning is complete, Dr. Locke and our hygienist will discuss your dental hygiene habits with you. If needed, they will make suggestions about ways to improve your dental care between appointments and products you can use to achieve optimal oral health.
Dr. Locke will then examine your teeth, gums, tongue, and general oral cavity. He will address any ongoing conditions you may have, including early signs of periodontal disease and dental caries (cavities). Dr. Locke will also screen for any abnormalities in your mouth that may signify oral cancer, gum disease, tooth decay, or other oral health problems. If Dr. Locke finds any areas of concern, he will design a treatment plan that is specific to your needs to help restore dental health and overcome any challenges.
Dr. Locke will evaluate your tooth structure to determine if any restorative work, including dental crowns, composite fillings, bruxism treatment, or root canal therapy is needed, or if any old or failing restorations need to be replaced.
The entire Waco staff is here to serve and provide you with the highest quality, most comprehensive care possible. We are dedicated to making sure that you’re informed about what’s going on in your mouth, what services we offer, and providing you with the optimal level of comfort and information so that you can make informed decisions about your dental care that you feel comfortable with.
Woodway general and family dentist Dr. Corbet Locke provides quality preventive and oral maintenance care at his dental office, conveniently located in Central Texas, near Hewitt and Woodway.