Visiting a general dentist for a routine checkup and cleaning every six months is vital to oral health. At Advanced Dentistry, our general dentist is highly trained to examine your teeth and gums, diagnose oral health issues, and provide treatment to prevent disease and restore teeth to proper function and appearance. Our general dentist may perform various procedures to restore your smile to its best before problems such as gum disease or tooth decay can cause further damage.
What Are Services Included in General Dentistry?
Generally, dentists perform services like cleanings, fillings, crowns and bridges, root canals, tooth extractions, and porcelain veneers. These services can help prevent cavities, gum disease, and other common oral health problems. Our dentist can also prescribe medications to address tooth sensitivity or infection.
Routine examinations and cleanings are an essential part of any dental care regimen. During a routine exam, our dentist will assess your dental health and look for signs of problems like tooth decay and gum disease. A thorough cleaning will remove plaque and debris from your teeth and help freshen your breath. Cleanings are typically recommended every six months.
Gum disease is one of the most common preventable diseases on the planet. It occurs when bacteria build up along the gum line and cause inflammation. Over time, it can damage the hard and soft tissues that support teeth in your mouth. Untreated gum disease can lead to tooth loss and an increased risk of other health problems like heart attack and stroke. Routine professional cleanings and exams can help to prevent gum disease. Dentists also recommend patients brush and floss their teeth daily and schedule regular checkups.
Benefits of General Dentistry
Regularly checking and cleaning your teeth by our general dentist prevents many oral health problems. This is one area in which regular dental care meets your health and financial needs. You save money and time in the long run by avoiding the need for more intensive and extensive dental treatments.
Regular cleanings and checkups enable our dentist to identify small problems before they become more severe and costly. For example, if signs of tooth decay are spotted early, they can often be treated quickly and simply with a filling. On the other hand, if the decay continues unchecked, it can spread and cause an infection requiring a root canal to treat.
Similarly, gum disease that occurs due to plaque buildup can be prevented with routine teeth cleanings. But if it is left untreated, gum disease can cause tooth loss. Left untreated, this can lead to systemic health problems like heart disease and diabetes.
To learn more about general dentistry's benefits, visit Advanced Dentistry at 9920 U.S. Highway 90-A, Suite 100-C, Sugar Land, TX 77478, or call (281) 494-5600. We would be happy to answer any questions that you may have and help get you on the path to a healthier mouth!