General dentistry covers a range of treatment options and procedures fundamental to maintaining and protecting a good standard of oral health. Treatments are in place to keep your gums, mouth and teeth healthy and free of pain. General dentists are often viewed in a similar way to a GP and the primary goal is to prevent and diagnose disease.
Services offered by general dentistry which are fundamental to your oral health include :
A routine examination is at the centre of creating your personal dental health plan. It allows your general dentist to clearly define what treatment is required for your continued oral health. Sometimes referred to as a “dental health check-up”, a routine examination will provide a thorough inspection of the tissues of your head and neck, mouth, teeth, jaw joints, and gums. Identifying any underlying oral health problems such as disease, cancer and tooth decay.
Restorative treatment is the term given to treatment which aims to restore damaged or broken teeth to a healthier and more functional state, bringing back your smile and preventing further oral health problems.
Preventive treatment is there to help you look after your oral health and prevent diseases before they become too problematic. Tooth loss is more often than not caused by gum disease and decay, which can be prevented with the right treatment. Services include routine examinations and hygiene therapy treatment as well as professional polishing and cleaning.
Many general dentists can offer cosmetic treatments to improvement of your smile. Cosmetic tooth restorations such as veneers, bonding and crowns can be performed by most dentists and can give you a smile you are confident sharing with the world