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Everyone wants a beautiful, healthy smile. Fortunately, with good oral hygiene and regular professional dental care, virtually anyone can meet that goal. Having a trusted dental professional on your side ensures that your teeth and gums stay in prime condition. That’s why your general or family dentist plays a key role in your smile’s success story.
The Importance of a General Dentist
A general dentist treats individual patients and often entire families. As primary care providers, general dentists manage overall dental health throughout every stage of their patients’ lives. Rather than focusing on a specific aspect of dentistry, general dentists provide treatment for an array of conditions that affect the teeth and gums.
What Your General Dentist Will Do
As a general family dentistry provider, your dentist will examine your teeth and gums on a regular basis and perform x-rays when needed. He or she will also fill cavities, clean your teeth, perform advanced dental procedures, strengthen and protect your teeth and treat any infections or injuries that occur. Your dentist may also help monitor your home hygiene routine and help you take good care of your teeth.
Our Range of Essential General Dentistry Services
Our dentists provide a range of general dentistry services to meet the needs of every patient. The following is a list of our essential services.
- All on 4® Treatment
- Dental Bridges
- Dental Hygiene
- Dental Implants
- Full Mouth Reconstruction
- OSA with Oral Appliance Treatment for Sleep Apnea
- Pediatric Dentistry
- Porcelain Crowns
- TMJ Therapy
Dental Checkups: How Often Should I Go?
If your teeth and gums are generally healthy, you should probably visit your general dental office about twice per year. Any chronic or serious dental or medical problems may require more frequent monitoring. If you experience a toothache or other problems with your teeth and gums between visits, make an appointment immediately.
How Much Will I Pay for the Appointment?
The reason for your appointment, the treatments and tests required, and your insurance coverage all play a part in determining the cost of your visit. Please call our office for more information if you’re concerned about the price of an upcoming appointment.
How Do I Connect with a General Dentist Near Me?
We can help you find a compassionate and competent dentist in your area. Simply contact our office to set up your initial visit with one of our skilled providers.
How Long Will It Take at the Dentist’s Office?
A dentist general practice appointment can take between 30 minutes and several hours, depending on what types of tests and procedures are needed to restore dental health and relieve symptoms. Typical follow-up visits and routine checkups usually take less than one hour.
How Can I Prepare for My Appointment
You can make your appointment go smoothly by arriving at the designated appointment time and bringing along your insurance card and a list of your medicines and any current medical conditions. We want you to have a positive experience. If you’re feeling anxious or uneasy about seeing the dentist, please let us know so that we can take measures to make you feel more comfortable.
What Will Happen If I Never Go to the Dentist?
Avoiding your dentist can lead to unnecessary pain and expense later in life. Detecting and treating dental problems in their early stages can prevent painful symptoms and irreversible damage. If you don’t obtain professional dental care, you may not know that there’s a serious problem until it progresses to a serious stage. At that point, expensive and invasive treatments are needed to save or replace your teeth. Don’t let your dental health slip, contact us today to get on track with help from one of our experienced general dentists.