What is a General Dentist?
A general dentist is a primary dental care provider. The provider provides routine checkups for your oral healthcare needs, including gum care, root canals, fillings, crowns, veneers, and preventative treatment and education. General dentists are uniquely orientated towards the prevention of disease and decay by placing a strong emphasis on oral health and hygiene. General dentists help people prevent the progression of decay and diseases. Left untreated, these eventually result in pain, a lot of time and work, and an estimated cost of billions each year.
General dentists provide routine visits to your family, which include a professional cleaning and a discussion about your overall dental health. The exam may reveal the presence of tooth decay or affected teeth. Although these procedures are common, this is not the only source of treatment a general dentist can provide.
Regular visits to your general dentist will help you obtain preventive services that can save you from discomfort and money in the long run.
What are the services included in general dentistry?
The services in general dentistry include the following:
Preventive Dental Care: The cornerstone of your dental care is stopping diseases before they take hold in the mouth. This includes exams, x rays, and professional cleaning. Dr. Adames will sit down and give detailed instructions on how to improve your at-home hygiene and may also recommend preventative treatment such as sealants. If needed, discussing any active lifestyle choices with your doctor can be beneficial in preventive care in providing you with a mouthguard.
Your oral healthcare can be a mirror image of your general health. Some dental problems may affect issues in other parts of your body and vice versa. Untreated oral infections can lead to poor control of diabetes, increased incidence of cardiovascular disease, and complications during pregnancy. Preventative care can identify these and other issues and offer appropriate treatment to prevent or eliminate the potential of deadly conditions.
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