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Linda C. Bullock, D.M.D.

Your Springfield Dentist

Our Practice

We offer a full-service, state-of-the art dental practice. In addition to general family dentistry, we offer the latest technologies in preventative, restorative and cosmetic dentistry to Springfield. Our office features digital x-rays, a paperless chart system and intra-oral cameras.

Dr Bullock has been a dentist for over 30 years and our staff has combined experience that exceeds 20 years.

Fear-Less Dentistry

Oral InspectionAbout one-half of all Americans dread going to the dentist. Linda C. Bullock, D.M.D. understands and will help alleviate your fears. We provide exceptional dental care in a comfortable and friendly environment. We've treated many patients who have:

  • Not been to the dentist in years.
  • Had bad dental experiences.
  • Problems getting numb.
  • Extensive dental problems.
Whiter, Brighter Smiles
Dr. Linda Bullock has extensive experience in the latest cosmetic dentistry techniques and has helped hundreds of patients achieve the smile of their dreams. We are pleased to offer an extensive range of safe, aesthetic, completely natural looking solutions to discolored, misshapen or missing teeth. We take great care in creating a smile that will suit you and will last a lifetime.

You'll be glad you found us!

What You NEED to KNOW

The Standard of Care in Oregon requires that current radiographs are available prior to providing treatment to a patient. If a patient without a medical justification refuses to allow radiographs to be taken, even with the offer to sign a waiver, then providing treatment to that patient would violate the Standard of Care in Oregon. *

*Source- Oregon Board of Dentistry News Vol. 27, No. 1 February 2012

We Welcome Kids of All Ages

Here at Dr. Bullock's office, we are family oriented. We see patients of all ages, including the smallest of smiles. Next time you are in, be sure to talk to us about the importance of early dental visits. A child's first dental visit should be fun and usually starts with a ride in the chair, counting of teeth and a special prize. We never want your child to have an unpleasant dental experience so why not start it out in a rewarding, relaxed environment.

Overall Health Program

Your mouth is a window to your overall health. Your mouth can show signs and symptoms of systemic disease or infection before there are other visible signs or symptoms. Our staff is highly trained to recognize these signs and we also have specialized testing that can identify disease or potential areas of concern. Keeping up with regular dental visits not only maintains a healthy mouth but can also keep you healthy from the inside out.

A few ways that your oral health can be affecting your overall health:

  1. Periodontal disease- nearly 80% of adults suffer from some type of periodontal disease. When your gums are infected and irritated from periodontal disease, bacteria enters the bloodstream. Once the bacteria is in your bloodstream, it can affect your organs. Periodontal disease has been linked to heart disease and some forms of cancer.

  2. Sleep Disorders- (Snoring and Sleep Apnea)- Although many people see snoring as just an annoyance, it can be a sign of a more serious condition, sleep apnea. Sleep apnea happens during sleep, when a persons tongue falls to the back of their throat, blocking their airway. This causes them to stop breathing for 10-30 seconds. When the airway is blocked they have to wake up to get air (although they are not fully "awake" when this happens). This cycles continues up to hundreds of times each night. If you suffer from sleep apnea, you never get a restful night of sleep because your body never gets to the "deep" sleep cycle. The lack of restful sleep can cause high blood pressure, heart attack, stroke, diabetes, obesity and sleep related accidents.

  3. Heart Disease- Heart disease is the number one killer the United States, for both men and women. Research has shown that those with periodontal disease are almost twice as likely to develop heart disease as those without. If you have any other risk factors for heart disease in conjunction with periodontal disease, we recommend a thorough medical evaluation.

  4. Diabetes- diabetes and periodontal disease are closely related. Keeping each one in check can help you manage the other!

  5. Oral Health and Pregnancy- Pregnancy hormones can increase your risk of periodontal disease. Periodontal disease and pregnancy can lead to low birth weight and/or premature birth.

  6. Oral Cancer- At each check-up perform visual examinations of the oral tissues. In some cases there are lesions that are not visible to the naked eye. Kudos to Lane County Dental Society for their informative and timely continuing education, Dental Care in Head & Neck Cancer Patients. The presenters, Drs. Ormsby and Lee, gave an update on the latest treatment modalities for this dreadful disease. The message from the class: early detection saves lives. Ask your hygienist how your oral tissues look at your next preventative appointment.