General dentistry is the foundation of dental care, focusing on preventive measures, early diagnosis, and conservative treatments. This branch of dentistry encompasses a wide range of dental services for the prevention, diagnosis, and treatment of common dental issues and oral health conditions to maintain optimal oral health for patients of all ages.
At Dental Health Center, our general dentists also educate patients about preventative measures and proper oral hygiene practices, including brushing, flossing, and maintaining a healthy diet to reduce the risk of dental problems and promote long-term oral health.
Common Services by General Dentist
Dental sealants are thin, protective coatings applied to the chewing surfaces of molars and premolars to prevent tooth decay. They create a barrier that blocks bacteria and food particles from accumulating in the deep grooves and pits of the teeth.
Oral Cancer Screening
Many people do not realize that oral cancer is among the country's most common forms of cancer. During your exam, we will check your mouth for signs of abnormalities, such as sores or abnormal tissue growth.
Teeth Cleanings and Exams
Routine teeth cleanings and exams are the cornerstones of successful oral health. During your regular visits, we will remove plaque and tartar from your teeth to keep them healthy. We will also examine your teeth and gums for signs of tooth decay or other problems. If any issues are detected, we will treat them right away to prevent the problem from worsening.
Gum Disease Evaluation
If your gums bleed every time you brush or floss, it could be a sign of gum disease. Our team can diagnose you and provide the necessary treatment to stop the disease before it develops into something more serious. Treatment options include scaling and root planing or procedures to remove infected gum tissue.
The Benefits of General DentistryPreventive Care
General dentistry focuses on preventive dental care and preventative measures like dental sealants, as well as regular check-ups and cleanings, can help keep common issues like tooth decay and gum disease from occurring or worsening.
Regular dental check-ups allow our general dentists to identify dental issues at their early stages. This enables prompt treatment and helps prevent conditions that can lead to pain, discomfort, and extensive dental work if left untreated.
General dentistry addresses common dental problems, such as tooth decay, gum disease, cavities, and oral infections. Our general dentists are skilled in performing procedures like dental fillings, root canal therapy, tooth extractions, and gum disease treatment to restore oral health and prevent further complications.
Regular visits to a general dentist are essential for maintaining oral health, preventing dental problems, and addressing any concerns promptly. For the best dental care, visit Dental Health Center at 56 Professional Plaza, Rexburg, ID 83440, or call (208) 356-9262.