General Dentists serve as your first step towards better oral hygiene. From a comprehensive dental check-up to tailored dental solutions, we have you covered! A general dentist can provide you with check-ups and fillings of all kinds, as well as suggesting a more specialised approach if needed.
A general dentist appointment could include checking the overall health of the gums, teeth, and other areas of the mouth. A comprehensive clean may be offered, and we are always open to discussions and concerns about your oral health.
Some treatments that are also offered by general dentists include:
Dental fillings are often done when there is mild damage or decay to the teeth. Filling a tooth helps in preventing further damage to it.
Decay or damage to teeth is mostly caused by the build-up of plaque and food remains in the mouth that promote it. However, healthy habits like brushing and flossing properly can greatly help in reducing the damage done to your teeth.
The process of dental fillings is generally performed by general dentists. They will check for damage and discuss a filling treatment that works best for you. The process itself will include clearing the damage, and filling in the teeth with a specialised material.
Bonding helps in correcting defects and imperfections of the teeth. This includes, but is not limited to, general decay, discoloured and/or cracked teeth, and also small gaps. Imperfections like these can often reduce your confidence by affecting your smile.
There are little to no major risks associated with bonding, but it is still advisable to discuss your options with your general dentist before setting your mind to any treatment.
Root canals are one of the most feared dental procedures! However, the purpose of a root canal is to relieve pain, not cause it.
A root canal is needed when the soft pulp beneath the hard teeth has been damaged or affected by disease. The entire process can often take 2 or 3 appointments, depending on the severity of the damage.
Your general dentist will first examine the teeth and discuss your options. The first appointment would generally consist of removing the diseased pulp, and cleaning and shaping of the canal. A filling would be followed by a final crowning or capping in the next appointments.
Dental crowns help in restoring the original shape, size, and appearance of the teeth. The procedure can also be used to repair a broken tooth.
To create the perfect fit for you, general dentists would often take impressions to design a custom crown. A temporary crown will be used for a few weeks before the permanent dental crown is capped.
Dental bridges help in closing the gaps in your smile! They are also known as false teeth and can be made of a large variety of materials. Porcelain is used commonly to blend in with the rest of the teeth, but materials like gold can also be used.
Dental bridges assist in chewing properly, correcting speech and pronunciation, and to save the remaining teeth from damage and misalignment.
Dentures are also used for replacing missing teeth, and are often replaceable. This is especially true if one has lost more than a few teeth or if the remaining teeth are not strong enough to support a dental bridge.
Discussing your options with a general dentist is a good starting point to help you bridge the gaps in your smile.
Periodontal treatments help in controlling gum infection. Plaque and calculus are removed and scaled back under a local anaesthetic. Sometimes, teeth can be sensitive to the cold after the procedure.
Several diseases of the gum are chronic and require long-term support, care, and maintenance. It might require a change in eating and drinking habits that can inversely affect your oral hygiene.
Our team of professional general dentists will expertly check and examine every tooth. Instruments are often used to probe and get a better view and accurate diagnosis of any issues. Prevention is better than cure, and we highly recommend visiting your general dentist twice a year/every 6 months for a dental check-up.
Oral health is extremely important, don’t let unhealthy habits steal that smile away from you!