General dentists are the main providers of dental care to people of all ages in populations worldwide.
For most people, the general dentist is the most likely primary dental care provider if you have an acute dental condition like a toothache. There’s a good reason for that, because the general dentistry is uniquely geared toward the prevention as well as the treatment of dental disease.
By placing a strong emphasis on oral disease prevention and maintenance, general dentists contribute significantly to the stemming of oral disease progression. If left untreated, acute or chronic dental diseases eventually result in pain, multiple dental clinic visits, loss of time and all these at a potential hefty cost.
What Do General Dentists Do?
General Dentists are trained to perform a wide array of procedures. Below are some (not exhaustive) general dentistry procedures:-
- Root canal treatment — A root canal infection may be one of the worse pains one can experience. These could result from gross decay or a fractured tooth. in which case root canal treatment is done as long as the tooth is viable for long term function.
- Crowns — If a tooth is massively decayed, restored with large fillings, or has had root canal treatment done and discoloured, a crown may be recommended as a more definitive solution to reinforce the strength of the tooth to prolong its long term function in the mouth.
- Tooth replacement — For people with missing teeth due to disease or trauma, implants, bridges, or dentures can be done to replace those missing units. In addition to the standard training, some general dentists receive special training in dental implantology
- Cosmetic Procedures — Cosmetic dentistry can sometimes be the alternative to braces. If you’re concerned about small gaps between your teeth or crowding/malalignment of your teeth, porcelain veneers or composite bonding may just be the option for you. You’ll be pleasantly surprised that it’s more than just your teeth that will look good, but your facial aesthetics will most probably be enhanced greatly. If a brighter smile is what you’re looking for, ask your general dentist about a smile makeover. Get that stunning smile you’ve always wanted.
When Should I See The Dentist?
What kind of procedures do general dentists provide?
Our dentists are trained in a wide range of dental procedures. They can provide the following services for you and your family: