General dentistry is the most common type of dental practice we have in the USA. A good relationship with your general dentist can help you maintain a healthy smile for a lifetime.
What is General Dentistry?
It may help to think of general dentists as “Dental Primary Care Providers”. Most people are familiar with the concept of a PCP in medicine. A medical PCP is your family doctor and your first go-to for all matters in your health. In the same way, a general dentist is your go-to for all matters in the health of your mouth, teeth, gums, and jaws.
The general dentist is also the connector between you and any dental specialists you need to see. The general dentist evaluates your entire mouth, diagnoses dental problems, and then works with you to devise a treatment plan that will get you back to great oral health. Sometimes this treatment involves working with dental specialists like orthodontists, pediatric dentists, periodontists, endodontists, and oral surgeons.
What Dental Treatment does General Dentistry Include?
General dentists are trained to perform all types of dentistry, so general dentistry encompasses all types of dentistry. Most general dentists perform all preventive and restorative dentistry. This means you see your general dentist for procedures like:
- Full mouth evaluations, x-rays and diagnosis
- Professional teeth cleanings
- Preventive services like fluoride treatments, dental sealants, and mouthguards
- Cavity repair with fillings, inlays, onlays or crowns
- Cracked tooth repair
- Gum treatments
- Root canals
- Tooth Extractions
- Replacement of missing teeth with dental implants, bridges and dentures
Are You Looking for a Great General Dentist?
Look no further! Contact your nearest Premier Dental of Ohio location today to schedule a consultation with one of our highly-skilled general dentists. They will evaluate the health of your entire mouth and discuss your specific areas of risk. If dental treatment is necessary, they will give you multiple options to proceed with completing your work.