Do you wish to give the utmost care and attention to your oral health? Brushing and flossing the teeth at home is not enough. You need to visit a dental clinic for general dentistry procedures to take care of your oral healthcare needs.
At Healthy Smiles of Birmingham, our expert general dentists offer dental care customized to our patient's individual needs and dental conditions.
General dentistry is often considered the primary line of defense to fight against various dental concerns like tooth decay, cavities, and gum disease. It plays a critical role in helping maintain your oral health by keeping dental issues at bay. The general dentistry procedures aim to prevent, diagnose, and treat issues related to the teeth, gums, and maxillofacial region. Ignoring oral hygiene or postponing dental visits can worsen the dental problems, requiring extensive care and expensive treatments in the future.
General Dentistry Procedures at Healthy Smiles of Birmingham
At Healthy Smiles of Birmingham, we offer the following general dentistry procedures to help prevent dental diseases and maintain your overall dental health:
- Regular dental exams and cleaning
General dentistry aims to help patients maintain their oral health by keeping their teeth clean and healthy. Even if you don't display any signs of dental issues, it is recommended to visit your general dentist for dental cleanings and checkups at least twice a year to ensure that no dental problems go undetected.
Gingivitis and periodontitis, if left untreated, can eventually lead to tooth loss. Gum disease happens when plaque and tartar get accumulated on the surface and beneath the gum. Scaling and root planing procedures involve removing plaque and tartar from the gumline.
Porcelain crowns can be used to restore the aesthetics and function of teeth that have incurred severe damage. Besides, teeth that have undergone extensive dental treatments like root canal procedures can benefit from dental crowns.
Cavities, if left untreated, can grow larger and lead to significant teeth damage. A general dentist will remove the tooth decay and fix the cavity using dental fillings.
For severely infected teeth that can't be fixed using dental fillings, root canal treatment can treat the condition and save them.
Benefits of General Dentistry
- It helps maintain good oral health, thus ensuring better overall health, reducing the risks for heart disease and diabetes.
- Regular professional cleanings contribute to long-term dental health by removing the plaque and tartar that can't be removed by daily brushing and flossing.
- A general dentist can advise on changing the patient's oral care routine for better dental health.
- Examination of teeth or gums can detect dental problems at their initial stages.
Please get in touch with us through online consultation or call us at (205) 991-9535, and we'll guide you further.