What is General Dentistry?
General dentistry is a broad term encompassing a wide range of preventative and restorative dental procedures needed to keep a patient’s mouth healthy.
Preventative dentistry entails dental procedures such as routine dental check-ups, teeth cleaning, flossing, and placing dental sealants on young children. The purpose of preventative dentistry is proactive action to keep possible dental issues from occurring by maintaining the health of the teeth and gums.
When an issue with the teeth, gums, sinus, oral cavity, or soft tissue of the mouth arises, restorative dental procedures will be done. The purpose of restorative dentistry is to treat a dental ailment and restore the proper functioning and appearance of the mouth. Common restorative dental procedures include dental fillings, crowns, root planing and scaling, root canals, dental implants, bridges, and dentures.
Our general dentists in Northport will have the skills, expertise, and knowledge of both preventative and restorative dentistry. In addition, general dentists treat patients of all ages.
Regular Checkups and General Dentistry Make a Huge Difference
At the Center for Cosmetic & Restorative Dentistry, we put great emphasis on preventative dental care as healthy teeth and gums are the most effective ways to prevent future oral health issues. Teaching children early on a great oral health hygiene routine helps start their teeth and gums on a strong and healthy foundation.
Regular oral health hygiene checkup appointments play a key part in your family’s dental and overall health as your oral health can impact the rest of your body.
At your regular dental hygiene checkup, we will provide a number of comprehensive exams and services to ensure you continue to have great dental health. At each appointment, we will:
- Provide a full mouth and gum exam
- Conduct oral cancer screenings
- Use x-rays to detect any decay, bone loss, or other potential problems
- Check for root canal infections
We also provide a thorough cleaning and flossing when you come in and will discuss anything we find in a direct and straightforward way so you understand all your options for further dental care.
General dentistry is all about consistent oral hygiene and preventing problems before they ever lead to more serious oral health conditions. Our dentists will find any potential issues and create the best treatment plans to make sure you can keep smiling.
Contact us today to set up your next appointment for your dental cleaning and exam in Northport, AL.