What is a General Dentist?
General dentists prevent, evaluate, diagnose, and treat diseases of the oral cavity, as well as maintain the function and appearance of the teeth. Many oral diseases and abnormalities can indicate other diseases. A general dentist may refer patients to their physician or a specialist for further evaluation, or vice versa for treatment.
During your checkup, your general dentist will examine your teeth and overall oral health after a healthy cleaning from your hygienist. With regular dental visits, we can prevent common dental health problems such as tooth decay or periodontal disease by monitoring your teeth and gums. Good oral health can also prevent dental procedures such as cavity fillings, root canals and tooth extractions.
General dentistry also covers the following the services:
- Cavity Treatment and Prevention
- Tooth Extractions
- Root Canals
- Dental Checkups
- Oral Cancer Screenings
- Sleep Apnea Treatment