Preventive care is the main aim of general dentistry. Routine dental checkups are crucial to good oral hygiene and are the best way to detect problems in their earliest stages and ensure adequate dental health. Early detection and treatment can help you avoid needless discomfort and save you time and money.
Stonegate Family Dentistry provides a wide range of dental services. If you need anything done to repair or maintain your teeth, this is the place for you. If you already have cavities, missing teeth, or problems with old repair work, we will extend proper care and have them looking and feeling as good as new.
What Is General Dentistry?
The main emphasis of general dentistry is chiefly on the prevention of cavities, decay, gum diseases, and issues associated with the gums, teeth, and jaw. If a person is born with strong, healthy teeth and has practiced good oral hygiene over the years, you may not need any dental treatment beyond a routine cleaning. But not all of us can be lucky enough to be blessed with strong and cavity-free teeth. Thankfully for the rest of us, general dentists are trained to treat cavities, perform root canals, and carry out all routine dental procedures.
What Is Included in General Dentistry?
We will assess your teeth, gums, and other soft tissues around your mouth during your regular checkups. We will be looking for plaque accumulation and bacteria. Besides this, we will also give you some tips to help maintain your oral hygiene routine at home.
General dentistry helps prevent oral infections, complex dental problems, and oral cancers. Routine cleanings can even help to prevent stains and discoloration of your teeth. Sealant and fluoride treatments will help keep the cavities away and strengthen the teeth.
The developments in dental technology have enabled dentists to provide advanced procedures to treat multiple problems. With the help of modern dentistry tools, a general dentist can detect cavities or other infections in their initial stages and provide treatment accordingly. Cavities and severe gum diseases could be reversed altogether.
On the other hand, if they are unable to reverse the infection, general dentistry also includes treatments for restoring the appearance and function of a tooth. Procedures such as root canals, dental fillings, crowns, implants, dentures help reinstate the functioning of the teeth. Dental fillings can help fix teeth that have suffered cracks or breakage or have been worn out. The tooth can function normally once it has been restored.
It is a fact that when your oral health declines, your body becomes more vulnerable to other health complications as your immune system is already compromised. Dental conditions such as gum disease could increase your risks for heart disease and other heart complications like strokes.
Good oral health is the foundation of any great smile. You can start to improve the state of your teeth health by contacting Stonegate Family Dentistry, Dentist in Murfreesboro, TN at (615) 624-6919 or schedule an online appointment.