What is general dentistry?
General dentistry refers to routine dental procedures with a preventative goal in mind. We aim to catch and fix small issues with conservative treatment before they become big problems requiring long-term, invasive treatment.
What treatments are included in general dentistry?
The treatments included in general dentistry are:
- Check-ups and cleans, including dental x-rays.
- Fissure sealants and preventative fillings.
- Night guards and mouth guards.
- Children’s dentistry.
- Crowns and bridges.
- Root canals treatment.
Everyone knows that we should be going to dentist every six months for a regular check-up and clean. For our lovely existing patients and our soon-to-be patients, let us tell you what you may expect from our six-monthly check-up and cleans.
If we have not yet met, or it has been some time since we have seen you, we are proud to offer our exclusive New Patient Experience. This initial appointment is where you get to know us, and we get to know you and your teeth.
The first part of the appointment involves a consultation with the dentist, including all necessary x-rays, clinical photography and a thorough examination. Our aim is not only for you to get to know every tooth, but to show you how your mouth affects the health of your whole body. Should you require any further treatment, we take the time to explain it all, and provide a written treatment plan. We often hear patients saying they have never had such a thorough experience!
The second half of this appointment is run by our hygienists, who are dental professionals specializing in hygiene and maintenance of oral health. After a thorough cleaning, they will show you in detail how to look after your teeth for hopefully no more holes!
As all our lovely existing patients know, after this initial appointment and completion of any treatment required, we set up a regular six-monthly hygiene schedule. These are primarily run by our hygienists, and you will also have the opportunity to discuss any matters with your dentist if needed. You can expect a thorough review of your teeth and any changes that have happened over the last six months, including updating any relevant x-rays. This is followed by a detailed clean. Once again, should you need any dental treatment, you will be provided with a comprehensive treatment plan. Otherwise, see you in six months!
Finally, why six months? That is how long it would take for decay to become visible in your mouth, should it start the day after we see you! We encourage everyone who has not been to the dentist in a while, or it has been longer than six months, to see us for this reason. At the least, let us tell you that your teeth are perfect.
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