General dentistry is the field of dentistry that is concerned with the prevention, diagnosis, and treatment of conditions affecting the teeth and gums. This field of dentistry helps to prevent oral health issues, such as cavities and gum disease, as well as repair the damage they cause. General dentistry also involves regular evaluations to monitor changes in your oral health. Your dentist will inspect your teeth, gums, and jaw for any signs of issues, such as cavities, gingivitis, or oral cancer.
Here are some of the most common general dentistry services we offer:
When you come in for your dental exam, your dentist will examine your smile for signs of decay and disease. They’ll also check your bite to ensure it’s aligned properly.
Your dentist might also take some X-rays to examine your teeth below the gum line. This can help your dental team detect any issues that may be present.
X-rays provide important information that your dentists need in order to provide the best level of dental care. They can reveal areas of decay, check the progression of gum disease, and reveal any impacted wisdom teeth.
A dental cleaning is primarily focused on removing plaque and tartar buildup. Plaque and tartar buildup can lead to tooth decay, cavities, and gum disease. We will clean your teeth, removing this buildup and polishing your teeth to make them shine.
One of the most important services general dentists provide is oral cancer screenings. This screening can save your life by identifying a potential health issue early. Oral cancer screenings are an essential part of your dental care.
Scaling and root planing is the most common treatment for gum disease. It is a non-surgical procedure that involves removing any plaque and tartar on the tooth roots, smoothing the root surfaces, and disinfecting the gum pockets. This treatment can provide the gum pockets with enough room for healthy tissue to grow and reattach to the teeth.
During your dental exam, Dr. Patel will look for signs of tooth decay and recommend tooth fillings as necessary. Fillings help prevent the spread of decay and keep teeth healthy.
For teeth that are badly broken or decayed, dental crowns can help protect and fortify them. Dental crowns also cap dental implants and can be made entirely of porcelain or porcelain fused to metal. Dental crowns can also be used to attach bridges, cover misshapen or severely discolored teeth, or anchor a dental bridge in place.
A dental bridge is a fixed (non-removable) dental appliance that fills the gap left by a missing tooth. The bridge consists of a replacement tooth (or teeth) that is fused between two dental crowns. The crowns that hold the bridge in place are cemented over the natural teeth surrounding the gap.
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