What Does General Dentistry Mean?
General dentistry treats a broad range of problems, and also includes services such as routine cleanings and exams. Everyone should see a general dentist for routine dental health exams, and cleanings twice a year.
Most treatments performed by general dentists are preventative. Diagnostic imaging (like X-rays) and professional teeth cleaning are cornerstones of general dentistry. When there is a problem, your dentist will direct you to a procedure to treat any early signs of damage or decay. The most common dental restoration involves removing decay with fillings. Your dentist should also be prepared to treat you for dental trauma, defects, or disease when necessary.
General dentists are trained in a wide variety of treatments, including:
- Cosmetic procedures
- Crowns and bridges
- Dental implants
- Gum disease treatment
- Nutrition counseling
- Teeth cleanings
- Restorative care
At Paradigm, we also have strong experience with treatment of routine problems (like tooth decay). For us, it’s crucial that routine exams be a priority. Regular exams help find decay, oral disease, and other health issues before they’re a serious threat. If you are at risk for certain complications or have a history or dental disease and advanced decay, you may need to visit your general dentist on a more frequent basis. Patients who visit their dentist regularly are more likely to keep their natural teeth and have a lifetime of good health.
You will probably visit a dentist more than any other medical specialist during your lifetime. Maintaining proper oral health is more than simply keeping your smile bright. A healthy mouth has myriad benefits, such as preventing heart disease and elongating your life.
If you’re interested in finding dental care, contact us today for an appointment. We’ll be happy to talk you through our process and address any questions or concerns you may have. Click here to fill out our online form and we’ll get back to you as soon as possible.