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Keeping your smile in top condition is important for both your dental health and your self-confidence. To ensure that it stays in great shape, you need to commitment to good oral hygiene and regular professional care from your general or family dental provider.
Why Is a General Dentist Different?
A general dentist provides primary dental care for members of a family or individual patients of all ages. While some dentists specialize in specific fields, general dentists provide a wide range of services to maintain the dental health of their patients.
What Can a General Dentist Do?
General family dentistry providers maintain long-term dental health by performing regular exams, cleaning and polishing teeth, filling cavities, preventing and treating dental disease and providing guidance and advice about home dental care. These dentists also treat acute dental conditions such as toothaches, broken teeth and other problems.
General Dentistry Services
Our dentists offer a wide range of general dentistry services to keep our patients’ teeth and gums healthy. Here is a complete list of the procedures, treatments and tests that we can provide.
- Bone grafting
- Crowns & Bridges
- Customized Mouth Guards
- Dental Hygiene
- Dental Implants
- Emergency dental care
- Fillings and Restorations
- Full & Partial Dentures
- Gingivitis/Gum Disease treatment
- Implant-Supported Dentures/Bridges
- Night Guard
- Laughing Gas
- Pediatric Dentistry
- Porcelain Crowns
- Root Canals
- Take Home Whitening – Opalescence
- Tooth Extractions
How Often Should Patients See Their General Dentists?
Most patients with good dental health should visit their general dental office twice each year. If you have existing dental disease or are undergoing orthodontic treatment, you may need to see your dentist more often.
Is a Routine Dental Visit Expensive?
The cost of your dental visit will depend on several factors. These include your patient status, your insurance co-payment and whether you need extensive treatment. If you’re concerned about a scheduled visit or procedure, contact us to obtain more information.
Making Your Dentist Appointment
Instead of asking your phone to “find a general dentist near me,” just call our office to schedule your first appointment with a skilled and experienced general dental provider. We’ll work with you to find a convenient date and time for your visit.
How Long Will My Dental Appointment Take?
A routine appointment or checkup at a dentist general practice usually lasts an hour or less. If you are visiting because of a dental condition that requires treatment or you have a dental procedure scheduled, your visit may take longer. Please contact us to confirm how long you should expect a specific procedure or treatment to take.
Be Prepared for Your Dentist Appointment
Being prepared for your visit can help it to go smoothly. Here are a few tips.
- Arrive on-time or slightly early for your appointment.
- Bring a list of your medications and supplements.
- Be prepared to provide insurance information and identification.
- Tell your dentist about any medical conditions that you have.
- If you feel nervous, let the staff know. We understand that dental appointments can cause anxiety, and we’ll do everything we can to help increase your comfort level.
What Happens If You Don’t See Your Dentist Regularly?
Without routine dental exams, you may not know when tooth decay, gum disease or other problems first start. Not all dental conditions produce early symptoms, but most are easier to treat in their earliest stages before serious damage to your teeth has occurred. If your dentist can keep a close eye on your teeth and gums, you’ll save money on costly dental procedures and restorations in the future, and you’ll have a much higher chance of keeping your natural teeth and a healthy smile throughout your life.