More often than not, when we see patients at New Smiles Texas, it isn’t for intensive dental work, like oral surgery. General dentistry necessities are the most typical reason for patients to schedule an appointment.
WHAT IS GENERAL DENTISTRY?
General dentistry covers most dental needs, like dental fillings, dental cleanings, dental crowns, root canals, and other common dental procedures. The primary idea behind general dentistry is preventative care.
Preventative dental care is based on the practice of catching small issues before they become big problems. The best way to do this is to schedule bi-annual checkups, which include an oral exam and a dental cleaning.
This dental checkup allows our Houston dentists to use X-rays that enable us to find problems that cannot be seen with the naked eye. Dental X-rays display the health, or the lack thereof, of teeth, gums, and the bone within the mouth. If there are any health issues, such as tumors or growths, our dentists are able to see them and address them accordingly.
The dental cleaning aspect of the checkup removes hardened plaque and oral bacteria. This helps strengthen the teeth by fighting potential causes of tooth decay and gum disease. The dental cleaning also provides a polished feel and look to the teeth. Along with these positives, our general dentist can also see if there are any cavities or signs of tooth decay that can be resolved the same day to ensure those problems don’t worsen.
If the cavities or tooth decay is allowed to expand and worsen, our general dentist will conduct a thorough examination of the patient’s oral health to decide which dental procedure to perform that will give the patient the best chance of restoring their tooth to its natural state. As mentioned before, these procedures can include fillings, crowns, or root canals.
SEARCHING FOR A GREAT GENERAL DENTIST?
Are you looking for a general dentist that is friendly, experienced, and highly trained? New Smiles Texas has four locations in the Houston area and we are fully staffed and prepared to serve you and your family. Contact us today and schedule your general dentistry appointment.