General dentistry covers a great array of services and procedures, all with a common goal: to help you to preserve your natural teeth as long as possible.
Fillings. A dental restoration or dental filling is a dental restorative material used to restore the function, integrity and morphology of missing tooth structure. The structural loss typically results from caries or external trauma.
Root Canal Therapy. Endodontic therapy or root canal therapy is a sequence of treatment for the infected pulp of a tooth which results in the elimination of infection and the protection of the decontaminated tooth from future microbial invasion. A root canal filling is a restorative technique used to fill the space where the dental pulp normally resides.
Periodontal Therapy. A three-step process – early and accurate diagnosis, comprehensive treatment, and continued periodontal maintenance and monitoring. Periodontal disease is diagnosed by your dentist or dental hygienist during a periodontal examination. The main goal of periodontal treatment is to clean out bacteria from the pockets around the teeth and prevent further destruction of bone and tissue. In many cases, after scaling and root planing, many patients do not require any further periodontal treatment. However, the majority of patients will require ongoing maintenance therapy to keep good oral health.
Oral Surgeries. Many patients begin to panic when they hear “oral surgery”. The patient may be assuming that there is something seriously wrong with them and they are going to experience a dangerous, painful, and expensive procedure. However, many oral surgery procedures are ordinary and address conditions that many people experience, such as impacted wisdom teeth, sleep apnea or tooth loss. For first-time denture wearers, oral surgery can also be done to correct any irregularities of the jaws prior to creating the dentures to ensure a better fit.