General Dentistry involves a comprehensive evaluation, diagnosis, prevention, and treatment of diseases and conditions affecting the oral and maxillofacial regions of the body. General dentists offer a wide range of preventive and restorative services such as x-rays, teeth cleanings, root canals, crowns, sealants, and cavity fillings. Their focus of treatment is not limited to any one specific area of dentistry, and they treat patients of all age groups.
What are the services included in General Dentistry?
General dentistry includes a wide range of services that are very vital for the welfare of the overall oral health of people. Their services include the following:
- Preventive Treatments:With the help of preventive services, it is possible to maintain good dental health and stop diseases that could turn serious in the future. A part of preventive services includes regular examinations, x-rays, and professional cleaning of the teeth. The general dentist will give you detailed instructions to improve your oral hygiene at home and suggest preventive treatments such as teeth cleanings and sealants. Teeth Cleanings can help detect any decay and cavities, which could be promptly treated to prevent future harm to a tooth. X-rays will be helpful to diagnose and treat any underlying problems of the gums and teeth. If you are active in sports, you can be fitted with a customized mouthguard at the dental clinic to prevent dental injuries.
- Restorative Treatments:A dentist will make sure that you get timely and appropriate treatment when diagnosed with any sort of condition. The most common and highly effective dental restorations involve removing tooth decay and placing a filling in the affected tooth. Root canal therapy helps treat a decayed tooth by removing its infected pulp and placing a crown on top of it to restore its strength and function. General dentists also help diagnose and treat the cause of periodontal diseases. They also offer a wide range of restorative treatments such as crowns, bridgework, and dentures. Some may provide even advanced treatments such as dental implants and orthodontics.
- Cosmetic Treatments: Many general dentists can help you get a flawless beautiful smile that you have always desired, with an array of cosmetic procedures. These include teeth whitening, dental bonding, and even porcelain veneers to help you achieve a smile makeover. Knocked-out teeth, chipped or cracked teeth can be concealed with the help of some latest cosmetic procedures.
- Overall Health Concerns: Your dental health can be considered as a mirror for your general health. The issues in other parts of the body could be reflected by your oral health and vice versa. For instance, if your oral infections are not treated, it could lead to poor control of diabetes, an increased incidence of cardiovascular diseases, and complications during pregnancy. General dentists are trained to recognize them and offer appropriate treatments. In cases that need specialized treatments, they can guide you by giving proper referrals to other specialists.
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