Created in Oral Health Topics
The first line of defense against oral health problems
In general dentistry, the dentist is the primary care provider for patients of all ages and is responsible for the prevention, diagnosis and treatment of a wide variety of conditions, disorders and diseases affecting the teeth, gums and maxillofacial (jaw and face) parts of the body. Even though general dentists primarily provide preventative care and minor restorative therapy, they are often able to perform a wide array of other dental procedures, including some minor cosmetic treatments.
The American Dental Association (ADA) recommends that patients visit their general dentist at least once every six months to ensure proper oral health and functionality. Regular oral health check-ups and maintenance help to prevent the development of serious dental problems that may require more extensive and costly treatments. General dentists are highly educated and trained in multiple facets of dentistry, providing a variety of different services for you and your family including:
- Crowns and Bridges, to replace large amounts of lost tooth structure and/or missing teeth
- Dentures, is a removable replacement for missing teeth and surrounding tissues.
- Dental implants, , for the longest-lasting tooth replacement available today
- Gum disease (Periodontal) treatment, to prevent tooth loss
- Root canal therapy, to save an infected tooth
- Teeth cleanings, to brighten a faded or discolored smile
- Bonding, to repair small chips or cracks
- Dental fillings, to make your teeth strong and healthy again
General dentists who do not perform a certain treatment will provide you with a specialist referral.