Most people think of the dentist as the person they see when they have a problem with their teeth, but a general dentist provides much more than that. A general dentist is a specialist in oral health and hygiene. They can treat most oral problems and promote good oral hygiene to prevent more severe problems. They also perform routine checks to ensure a patient’s teeth are healthy. General dentists also recommend treatments that can protect the teeth from future issues.
At Valenta Dental, our general dentist offers various services to help patients maintain good dental health. They can clean teeth to remove plaque buildup and stains, whiten teeth to provide a younger appearance, place fillings to restore a tooth damaged by decay or trauma, straighten teeth using orthodontics, apply sealants to help prevent cavities, and more. Our dentist can also advise on good oral hygiene habits and a healthy diet.
What Services Does a General Dentist Provide?
Routine Dental Examinations
General dentists perform comprehensive dental examinations to assess overall oral health, examine the teeth and gums, and detect any dental issues or abnormalities.
Professional Teeth Cleaning
Our general dentist performs dental cleanings to remove plaque, tartar, and stains from the teeth. This helps prevent tooth decay and gum disease and keeps the teeth and gums healthy.
Root Canal Treatment
Our general dentist performs root canal therapy to save a tooth that has been infected or severely decayed. The procedure involves removing the infected pulp from the tooth, cleaning the root canal, and sealing it with a filling material.
Gum Disease Treatment
General dentists diagnose and treat gum disease through various non-surgical treatments such as scaling and root planing and guiding proper oral hygiene practices to manage and prevent gum disease.
The Benefits of Visiting a General Dentist
Prevention and Early Detection
General dentists emphasize preventive care and regular checkups. Visiting a dentist regularly can identify potential dental issues early on. This allows for timely intervention and treatment, preventing problems from worsening and requiring more extensive and costly procedures in the future.
Personalized Oral Hygiene Instructions
General dentists teach proper brushing and flossing techniques tailored to your specific needs. They can advise you on choosing the right oral care products and help address any concerns or questions about maintaining optimal oral hygiene.
Overall Health Connection
Oral health is closely linked to overall health. General dentists can identify signs and symptoms in the mouth that may indicate underlying health conditions, such as diabetes, cardiovascular disease, or nutritional deficiencies. Detecting these signs early on can lead to timely referral and management of systemic health issues.
General dentists play a crucial role in educating patients about proper oral hygiene practices, providing guidance on nutrition and diet, and offering advice on preventive care to maintain optimal oral health. For the best dental care, visit Valenta Dental at 1838 Dunlap Ave, Marinette, WI 54143, or call (715) 735-5626.