General Dentistry and Care

General Dentistry Services

General Dentistry is the primary dental care for patients of all ages. General Dentists do treatments for overall oral health. This is important to your total health. A general dentist takes responsibility for the diagnosis, treatment and overall coordination of services to meet your oral health needs. If you need a specialized dental procedure performed, a general dentist may work with other dentists to make sure you get the care you need.

Procedures

  • Cleanings & Oral Exams, to keep your teeth and gums healthy, and catch early signs of dental disease.
  • Tooth Decay Prevention, so you retain your natural teeth as long as possible.
  • Extractions, to get rid of unhealthy teeth that cannot be saved.
  • Fillings, to revive decayed teeth.
  • Crowns, to replace lost tooth structure and/or missing teeth.
  • Dental Implants, for replacement teeth that last forever.
  • Oral Cancer Screenings, to find a dangerous disease that may be cured if caught early.
  • Orthodontics, to offer you the straight teeth you've always wanted.
  • Removable Dentures, to assist you to smile again.
  • Root Canal Treatment, to rescue diseased teeth.
  • Sealants, to help prevent cavities.
  • TMD Treatment, for pain in the jaw area that may interfere with biting and chewing.

FAQs

1. Why should I go to the dentist regularly?

A regular dental checkup is important because they help keep your teeth and gums healthy.

2. What type of toothbrush and toothpaste should I use?

The best toothbrush and toothpaste to use is the one with an ADA Seal of Approval.

3. What are early signs of dental trouble?

There are 5 early signs of dental trouble i.e. bleeding from gums and bad odor, Sensitivity to cold, sensitivity to sweet things, Cheek biting that is if during eating or speaking, and Persistent food lodgment between teeth.

4. Why do my teeth darken?

There are various factors due to which teeth darken
Extrinsic discoloration — this occurs when the outer layer of the tooth (the enamel) is stained by coffee, wine, cola or other drinks or foods. Smoking also causes extrinsic stains.
Intrinsic discoloration — this is when the inner structure of the tooth (the dentin) darkens or gets a yellow tint. Causes include excessive exposure to fluoride during early childhood, the maternal use of tetracycline antibiotics during the second half of pregnancy and the use of tetracycline antibiotics in children 8 years old or younger.

5. I have dentures, is it necessary for me to see my dentist

If you wear dentures, it's important to see your dentist regularly. Your dentist can check under your dentures and tongue, around your gums to look for infection, ulcers or other irregularities you might not see each day. Your dentist will give you recommendations on using dentures and problems you might encounter if they are ill-fitting. Also, if you have diabetes, you have a higher chance of oral health concerns than people who do not have diabetes. With diabetes, you have a higher risk of serious gum infections around any remaining natural teeth. Your dentist is the healthcare specialist who can look for warning signs of infection and start you on treatment when treatment is most effective.