A general dentist is your primary care dental provider. General dentists provide services related to the general maintenance of oral hygiene and tooth health. This dentist diagnoses treats and manages your overall oral health care needs and preventive education. It helps you to preserve your natural teeth as long as possible, ensure your oral health and keeps you looking and feeling great throughout life. It involves the prevention, diagnosis and treatment of a wide variety of conditions, disorders and diseases affecting the teeth, gums, jaw and face region of the body.
They provide a wide array of services that are vital to your continued health, including Preventive Services, Restorative Services, Cosmetic Procedures, Overall Health Concerns.
General Dentistry procedures include Cleanings & Oral Exams, Crowns & Bridgework, Tooth Decay Prevention, Root Canal Treatment, Sealants, Extractions, Fillings, Removable Dentures, Dental Implants, Oral Cancer Screenings, Orthodontics and TMD Treatment.
A routine visit to your dentist will probably have a thorough examination of your mouth including teeth, gums, and other structures. Regular dental visits are essential to make sure oral health problems from tooth decay to oral cancer are detected and treated in a timely manner. Some individuals may need to see the dentist more often than others to stay on top of problems like plaque buildup and gum disease, but everyone should go at least twice per year. The American Dental Association recommends that you visit your dentist – at least once in every six months, to ensure proper oral hygiene and functionality. These regular checkups and oral health maintenance prevent the development of serious dental problems