General dentists are trained to treat almost all types of common dental concerns. As general dentists, we treat oral conditions such as plaque and tartar buildup, malocclusion, gum diseases, damaged or misshapen teeth, missing teeth, and also conduct routine consultations to help you maintain optimum oral health. The best part about general dentists is that we treat patients belonging to all ages, from infants to aged individuals.
Routine oral consultations
We recommend patients visit their dentists at least once every six months for a routine consultation. This helps the dentist conduct a thorough overall diagnosis of the oral cavity to check for the onset of decay or any soft tissue infections. The dentist will also maintain a well-updated record of your oral health history, which can come in handy when you develop unforeseen oral conditions.
During your routine visit to our dental practice, we will visually examine your teeth and gums to check for cavities, tartar buildup, and gum diseases. Tartar deposits will be removed by scaling and root planing, and the cavities will be filled using a suitable white filling. These preventive methods keep you from developing more severe oral diseases such as periodontitis, root canal infection, etc.
Scaling and root planing
Scaling and root planing are used to get rid of the tartar deposits from the teeth. They are preventive methods used that keep you from developing cavities and gum diseases such as periodontitis. The dentist uses a scaling device whose tip vibrates at ultrasonic frequencies. It will be used to dislodge tartar deposits and combined with a jet of water to wash away the removed debris.
Cavities are commonly caused due to accumulated plaque and tartar. The microbes in tartar release toxins that erode the enamel and decay the underlying tissues. If cavities aren’t restored during the initial stages, they can advance to the root canal and cause a root canal infection. Hence, we will thoroughly clean cavities by getting rid of the decay and filling it with a tooth-colored composite filling material.
In addition to these, we will conduct a thorough and comprehensive diagnosis of the oral cavity and suggest suitable treatment.
Please schedule an appointment online or call us at (408) 830-0123 to have a consultation with our dentists, and we will be happy to help.