Your dental health is important, and our patients’ safety is our top priority. We want to assure you of the measures we take to maintain a clean and safe environment so you can continue to receive needed dental care without fear or concern. We are monitoring the COVID-19 situation and all CDC guidelines very closely.
Taking great care of your teeth and gums is one way to ensure a life of healthy smiles. However, you can’t do it alone. You may not notice signs of early gum disease and tooth decay. Your general or family dentist can detect these problems and correct them before they progress and threaten your dental health.
Your General Dentist Maintains Your Dental Health
Your general dentist acts as your primary dental provider from childhood to old age. General family dentistry provides all of your basic dental care needs including diagnosis, treatment and prevention of diseases that affect your teeth and gums.
What Happens When You See Your General Dentist?
Your dentist manages your dental health by performing routine exams, x-rays and professional cleanings as needed. He or she also fills cavities, repairs damaged enamel, treats any injuries or dental diseases that occur, performs complex dental procedures and helps to guide your home care routine to ensure optimal health.
General Dentistry Services for the Whole Family
Our dentists provide a range of essential general dentistry services to make sure that everyone in the family has a healthy smile. Our professional services include the following.
- Cleanings, Exams & X-Rays
- Composite Bonding
- Oral Cancer Screenings
- Renaissance Dentures & Partials
- Softline Dentures
- Tooth-Colored Fillings
How Often Will I Need to Visit the General Dental Office?
Most patients should visit the dentist approximately twice per year. Some people may need to have exams more frequently, these include smokers, pregnant women, diabetics and people with weak immune systems or chronic dental problems.
Will My Initial Visit Be Expensive?
The price of any dental appointment depends on your dental health and your insurance coverage. Your dentist may need to perform tests or treatments that cost more than the office visit fee. If you’re concerned about the cost of your visit, please contact us for more specific information.
How Do I Make an Appointment With a General Dentist Near Me?
Making your first appointment is easy. We’ll be happy to help you find a great local dentist to manage your family’s dental health needs. Just call our office during operating hours.
How Long Will I Be in the Office?
The length of a dentist general practice appointment depends on several factors including your patient status, your dental health needs and your personal treatment preferences. Brief, routine checkups could take as little as half an hour. If you need multiple fillings or a root canal, your visit will take longer. To determine how long a specific treatment will take, please contact us for more information.
Appointment Day Preparation Tips
We want your visit to go as smoothly as possible. Here are a few tips to help you prepare.
- Arrive on time for your appointment
- Bring your insurance information
- Provide a list of any current medical conditions that you are being treated for and a complete list of your current medications
- Transfer your dental records ahead of your appointment date
- If you have dental anxiety or panic disorders, please let us know so that we can make you as comfortable as possible
What Will Happen If You Avoid Seeing Your Dentist?
Tooth decay and gum disease can develop without any obvious symptoms. If you don’t see your dentist regularly, these conditions could become advanced before you know that anything is wrong. Once they have progressed, they become more difficult and expensive to treat. In extreme cases, you could even lose your teeth. Avoid pain, financial strain and embarrassment by visiting your dentist on a regular basis. Call us today to schedule your appointment.