General dentistry treats a broad range of diseases and disorders of the oral and maxillofacial region. Everyone should see a general dentist for routine oral health examinations and treatment of routine oral health complications, such as minor tooth decay. We can do complex- but we believe the most simple answer is usually the best. Not everyone needs huge or complex treatment plans. However, everyone needs exams and cleanings! Don’t procrastinate any longer and call us today. 🙂
General dentistry is as much about prevention as it is about treatment. Patients who visit our office can expect professional oral health care, as well as education and advisement about self-care between office visits.
Did you know…
that the American Dental Association recommends that every American visit a general dentist a minimum of one time every six months? Doing so can aid in the detection of decay, oral disease, and other dental health problems before it becomes severe. If you are at risk for certain complications or have a history or periodontal disease and advanced decay, you may need to visit your general dentist on a more frequent basis. Patients who visit their dentist regularly and as recommended are more likely to retain their natural teeth and enjoy a lifetime of good oral health.
Frequently Asked Questions
Do I need to visit a general dentist?
Yes. Even if you are not currently experiencing any symptoms of tooth decay or gum disease, it is important to visit your dentist for a thorough examination and cleaning. Despite daily brushing and flossing, your teeth can still accumulate tartar that can harbor bacteria. These bacteria can lead to gum disease and tooth decay if not professionally removed.
What should I expect during my visit?
Your visit will begin with a general inspection of the condition of your teeth. If you have not been to the dentist in a while, we may need to take some x-rays. Your x-rays will be reviewed and we can discuss any symptoms you may be experiencing or questions you may have. After a complete exam we will then make a recommendation for treatment (if applicable) and answer any questions you may have.
Are there any special instructions I need to follow after seeing my dentist?
Based on the results of your dental check-up, we may recommend that you return for treatment or follow a special at-home oral care plan.