General dentistry is an important part of everyone’s oral healthcare needs. From preventive cleanings and exams to tooth restoration, patients can rely on their general dentist to provide routine and restorative care to maintain their oral health. Restorative work may include filling cavities or replacing missing teeth with dental implants. Preventive care is important to protect teeth and gums from developing decay and disease that can cause discomfort and even tooth loss. In addition to regular oral exams and cleanings, a general dentist may recommend fluoride treatments to strengthen teeth.
What Services Are Included In General Dentistry?
In general, patients will receive diagnostic and preventive dental services from a general dentist. These services include examinations and cleanings. X-rays may be performed during routine visits to check for cavities. Patients are also taught home hygiene techniques to prevent tooth decay or gum disease in the future. Sealants and fluoride may be recommended to protect teeth from decay.
General Dentistry includes:
- Preventative care like cleanings, fluoride treatments, sealants, and more.
- Treatment for minor issues such as fillings, crowns, bridges, root canals, and extractions.
- Advice for keeping your mouth healthy at home.
- Diagnosis of tooth pain and other issues.
- Surgical procedures such as dental implants and oral cancer screenings.
- Restorative dentistry to improve the appearance of your smile by building your bite back up with prosthodontics or replacing missing teeth with dentures.
By visiting us regularly for cleanings and checkups, you can prevent major oral health issues from occurring. We can also provide preventive treatments for the issues you may already have to treat before they get worse.
What Are The Benefits of General Dentistry
General dentistry focuses on preventive and restorative care. These procedures ensure your teeth and gums are healthy and free of disease, discomfort, or other issues that can cause pain or affect the appearance of your smile.
General dentistry can help you save money in the long run. For example, we may suggest fluoride treatments for your children at six-month intervals to strengthen the enamel on their teeth to protect them from cavities. We can also clean your teeth to prevent the need for more extensive treatment in the future.
By getting regular cleanings and exams, you can catch early signs of decay and disease before they spread and cause more damage to your teeth. During these visits, your dentist can also provide you with a thorough cleaning, removing plaque buildup that is hiding in places your toothbrush can’t get to. A deep cleaning may be recommended if large amounts of plaque have built up in hard-to-reach areas. In addition to scheduled cleanings, it’s also important to practice good dental hygiene at home by brushing twice a day for two minutes each time and flossing at least once per day.
For the best dental care tailored to your unique needs, visit AlmadenSmiles, Daljit Chhabra DMD at 6541 Crown Boulevard Suite G San Jose, CA 95120, or call (408) 268-4161.