General dentists perform a wide range of procedures and provide routine care. In addition to cleanings, X-rays, and cavity fillings, general dentists also provide treatment for gum disease, place crowns and bridges, perform root canals, extract teeth, treat oral cancer, and offer prescriptions for oral medications.
General dentistry focuses on preventing, diagnosing, and treating conditions that affect the teeth, gums, and jaw. This branch of dentistry is very important because healthy teeth and gums are essential to one’s overall well-being.
What types of treatments do general dentists provide?
Our general dentists offer a wide range of services to care for your teeth and gums. Here are some of the most common services:
- Cleanings and exams: To keep your mouth cavity-free, we recommend visiting us every six months for your regular checkups and cleanings. During these visits, we will examine your teeth for signs of cavities, gingivitis, and other common dental issues. We will also clean your teeth to remove plaque, tartar, and surface stains.
- Root canals: When a tooth is infected or injured, a root canal is often the only way to save it. We will remove the infected tissue from inside the tooth, allowing us to save it. Then, we will restore the tooth with a dental crown.
- Tooth extractions: Few people may not like having their teeth extracted, but when it is absolutely necessary, we will carefully remove them in case of decay or damage. Extraction is typically a last resort. We will only recommend this treatment if no other treatment works.
- Dental crowns: A dental crown is an artificial tooth-like restoration that is placed over a tooth that is damaged or decayed. It can be used to restore a tooth that has undergone a root canal or to cover a tooth that is too decayed or damaged for a traditional filling.
What are the benefits of seeing a general dentist?
Seeing a general dentist regularly has several benefits. In addition to basic preventive care, such as routine cleanings and examinations, a general dentist is able to diagnose, treat, and manage your oral health. Seeing a general dentist can help patients avoid expensive and time-consuming treatments in the future.
What should I expect at my general dentist appointment?
Your dental appointment will consist of a thorough examination and thorough cleaning. Some patients receive X-rays during their visit so they can evaluate the health of their teeth below the gum line. We’ll also review your medical history, and we may check your blood pressure. General dentists are trained to provide both restorative and preventative dentistry treatments.
Preventative dentistry treatments include regular cleanings, routine examinations, and oral cancer screenings. These treatments allow your dentist to identify any oral health problems as early as possible, so they can treat them before they become serious. Restorative dentistry treatments include fillings, crowns, and periodontal therapy. These treatments treat tooth decay and gum disease, so you can keep your smile healthy.
To find out more about the dental services offered at Doubletake Dental, call (801) 225-1002 or schedule an online consultation. You can also visit us at 163 N 400 W St A1, Orem, UT, 84057.