General dentistry is a medical specialty where general practitioners diagnose, prevent, and treat diseases, conditions of the oral cavity, disorders, injuries in maxillofacial area and associated structures. The most common treatments are routine examinations and cleanings. More complicated procedures are reconstructive procedures such as tooth extractions, fillings, and crowns.
Treatment of dental disorders is typically divided into three categories: prevention, early diagnosis and management of tooth decay, and treatment of tooth disease.
Pediatric dentists are specialized in treating a child’s dental needs. Since children are still developing, pediatric dentists can also diagnose physical, emotional, and social problems their patients may be facing. Every pediatric dentist wants to make their patient feel comfortable and confident when visiting their office. This is done by talking about the dental procedure before it occurs, providing positive feedback on any good behavior, and showing the child how to brush their teeth correctly.
Teeth cleaning is a dentistry procedure where the hygienist scrubs and scrapes the teeth, gums, and tongue. Your dental hygienist will also offer tips on brushing and flossing techniques to maintain good oral health during this process. A teeth cleaning usually takes about thirty minutes.
Oral Cancer Screening
Oral cancer screenings analyze every part of the mouth for signs of cancer. Unfortunately, oral cancer often goes undetected. The good news is that the early stages of oral cancers are treatable if detected and treated early. The earlier it is noticed, the better your chances are for treatment success and a cure.
Preventative dental care is a way to take control of your oral health. By taking simple steps, you can avoid or decrease the chances of developing more severe problems that require complex treatments. In addition, preventative dental care helps you maintain a healthy smile through regular brushing and flossing, maintaining a balanced diet, and getting regular checkups and cleanings.
Wisdom Teeth Extractions
When a tooth is impacted, it refers to a tooth stuck under the gum line or one set more profound in the jawbone, making it difficult to clean and maintain them properly. Removing impacted wisdom teeth prevents problems from arising.
Gum recessions are processes where the tissue around a tooth gradually pulls away and exposes more harmful things like roots, which may lead to losing them entirely. A gum graft strengthens roots by using tissue from elsewhere on your body. You will feel relief on sensitive teeth root surfaces that are overworked because of a lack of support from the gums. A gum graft can be a cosmetic procedure as well.
Crown lengthening is a dental procedure that allows for the recovery of tooth structure by recontouring gum tissue and bone. However, crowns can be too short when restoring teeth with deep layers below them.