General dentistry means giving general care to patients to have healthy teeth and gums. There is a wide range of general dentistry options. A general dentist gives you the right treatment and makes you understand all the options they have and treating you with extreme care.
What are the essential general dentistry services?
Some of the essential general dentistry are:
Dental Cleaning: A series of digital X-rays of the patient’s mouth is taken to identify any problem that is not visible to the eyes, such as degrading fillings, cavities, etc. Each tooth’s surface is cleaned thoroughly to remove all the plaque and tartar because some parts just can’t be removed by regular brushing and flossing.
Oral exams: Oral exams comprise a uniform and consistent inspection to take a good look at the state of teeth, gums, and mouth. It is done to check to find signs of any severe consequences. Oral exams help to spot plaque buildup, cavities, gum disease, and many other issues to provide you with an accurate diagnosis.
Pediatric dentistry: It is essential to consider the health of primary teeth. Cavities that are neglected are frequently the primary cause that can affect the growth of permanent teeth. Pediatric dentistry is all for the dental care of infants and children. As soon as the primary teeth develop, regular checkups should be given to prevent any severe threat in the future, ensuring good oral health.
Inlays/Onlays: Porcelain inlays/onlays are bonded to the damaged area of the tooth. An inlay is used inside the cusp tips of the tooth while an onlay covers at least one of the cusps of the tooth, making it a bit more substantial restoration.
Dentures: Dentures are positioned in the mouth to replace the natural teeth and can be removed or replaced for the surrounding tissues as well. It is done with the help of a gadget or a removable prosthetic device to give support to the cheeks and lips. It completely substitutes the old set of teeth.
Porcelain Crowns: Porcelain crown is used when a tooth has lost a significant amount of tooth structure or is comprised of large failing tooth fillings. Crowns are also used when the shade of the tooth is to be changed. They cover the whole tooth in all dimensions above the gums.
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