General Dentistry is uniquely oriented towards the prevention of disease.
This is your primary dental care involving diagnosis, treatment, and management of overall oral health care needs, including gum care, root canals, fillings, crowns, veneers, bridges, and preventive education. By placing a strong emphasis on oral health and hygiene, we help in avoiding the progression of oral diseases. If left untreated, these eventually result in pain.
General dentistry provide a wide array of services that are vital to your continued health, including:
Full Mouth Oral Prophylaxis (Scaling)
Scaling is a common dental procedure for patients with gum disease. This is a type of dental cleaning that reaches below the gumline to remove plaque buildup. The process of scaling and root planing the teeth is often referred to as a deep cleaning.
These help you maintain good oral health by stopping disease before it takes hold in your mouth. Regular exams (including diagnostic images such as x-rays) and professional teeth cleanings are a cornerstone of prevention. Our general dentist gives you detailed instructions to improve your at-home oral hygiene, and also recommend preventive treatments such as sealants, scaling and oral prophylaxis if needed.
When a problem is found, we ensure in getting a timely and appropriate treatment. Probably the most common (and highly effective) dental restoration involves removing tooth decay and placing a restoration in the affected tooth. But that’s not the only restorative procedure we provide. We offer you a place to go when you need prompt treatment for dental trauma—for example, a broken, loosened or knocked-out tooth. We diagnose and treat the causes of tooth pain or periodontal (gum) disease. We also offer treatments for missing teeth, place crowns or bridgework, and help you get fitted with dentures. More advanced treatments, such as root canal therapy, orthodontics, and dental implants, as well will be advised depending on the treatment plan.
Many general dentists can help you get the sparkling smile you’ve always wanted with a range of cosmetic procedures. These include teeth whitening, cosmetic bonding—even porcelain veneers and also tooth jewellery. If a brighter smile is what you’re looking for, we will give you a smile makeover.
Overall Health Concerns
In many respects, your oral health can be seen as a mirror of your general health. Some dental problems may reflect issues in other parts of your body, and vice versa. For example, untreated oral infections can lead to poorer control of diabetes, an increased incidence of cardiovascular disease, and complications during pregnancy. We identify these and other issues, and offer appropriate treatment or referral when needed. One special concern is obstructive sleep apnea, a potentially deadly condition that can sometimes be treated with an oral appliance. General dentistry also offer nutritional counseling, advice on tobacco cessation and general health and wellness information.