General Dentistry

The area of dentistry you are most likely to be familiar with. If you have undergone a scale and polish, a filling, or have had dentures fitted, then this all falls into the category of general dentistry. Ideally, dentistry is preventative.  Regular checkups and oral health maintenance prevent the development of serious dental problems that can require costly treatment. General dentists develop a customized dental hygiene plan that incorporates dental examination, eeth cleaning, possible tooth scaling, X-ray, and use of other diagnostic equipment to prevent uncover, or treat problems as early as possible.

General Dentistry

General dentistry covers a wide range of procedures that includes the initial consultation and diagnostics such as x-rays, CAT scans, general dentistry services consist of elements that are vital to your continued health, including:

Preventive services:
These help you maintain good oral health by stopping disease before it takes hold in your mouth. Regular exams (including diagnostic images such as x-rays) and professional teeth cleanings are a cornerstone of prevention. Your general dentist may give you detailed instructions to improve your at-home oral hygiene, and may also recommend preventive treatments such as sealants if needed.

Restorative Services
When a problem is found, your dentist will ensure you get timely and appropriate treatment. Probably the most common (and highly effective) dental restoration involves removing tooth decay and placing a filling in the affected tooth. But that is not the only restorative procedure general dentists provide.

Overall Health Concerns
In many respects, your oral health is a mirror of your general health. Some dental problems may reflect issues in other parts of your body and vice versa. For example, untreated oral infections can lead to poor control of diabetes, an increased incidence of cardiovascular disease, and complications during pregnancy. General dentists are trained to identify these issues and offer appropriate treatment or referral when needed. Regular or general dentists typically treat adults and tend to focus on problems more specific to permanent teeth. General dentists diagnose, prevent, and treat issues that arise with adult teeth, including overall general health needs.

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