What is General Dentistry?
General dentistry is vital for continued oral health and involves various services and treatments performed by a trained dental professional.
- Restorative Dental Care: The Aesthetic Dental Centers provide restorative and cosmetic dental solutions and general dentistry services that involve a restoration. Placing a filling after the removal of tooth decay is a traditional restorative dental service. Aesthetic Dental specialists can also diagnose periodontal disease and offer emergency dentistry for dental trauma.
- Preventive Dental Care: Preventive dental care focuses on maintaining good dental health to lower your risk of dental complications and diseases. Preventive dental care can include regular exams, professional teeth cleanings, diagnostic testing, and checkups. Your dentist educates you on how to best take care of your teeth and gums when you’re at home.
What is the Difference Between General Dentistry and Cosmetic Dentistry?
Cosmetic dentistry and general dentistry are different.
Cosmetic dentistry is the branch of dentistry focused on restoring the aesthetics of your smile. General dentistry is primary dental care, such as professional cleanings and diagnostic exams but many general dentists train in cosmetic dentistry and various cosmetic procedures, such as teeth whitening and dental implants.
The Aesthetic Dental professionals provide general dentistry services to address and prevent dental health complications and boost the health, functioning, and strength of your gums and teeth.
What Services are Involved in General Dentistry?
General dentistry services can be anything from maintenance checkups and professional cleanings to fillings and exams. Many general dentists also work as oral surgeons and provide cosmetic services to improve functioning and aesthetics.
General dentistry services include:
- Periodontal treatment
- Inlays and onlays
Aesthetic Dental Centers also offers effective treatments for certain types of sleep apnea and temporomandibular joint disorder (TMJ). If you’re suffering from TMJ, the right treatment can reduce your uncomfortable symptoms and prevent any complications or damage caused by unconscious clenching or teeth grinding.
For sleep apnea, there are oral appliances that can alleviate your symptoms and prevent complications.
Periodontal treatment is standard in general dentistry and beneficial for the early stages of periodontal gum disease. The right preventive care can protect against disease progression. Root planing and scaling are some of the methods used to ensure your mouth and gums heal correctly and stay healthy.
Aesthetic Dental professionals recommend dental checkups and cleanings every six months.
If you’re due for a checkup or cleaning, be proactive with your oral health. Call the office today or click to schedule online.