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What Kind of Procedures Do General Dentists Provide?

Posted on 3/7/2022 by Dick Hikade, DDS
What Kind of Procedures Do General Dentists Provide?General dentists are responsible for the overall health of your teeth and gums, and they provide services accordingly. They can do everything from installing an oral implant to performing root canal therapy or placing veneers on your teeth. Here, you will learn about the general dentist's typical procedures and how often they do them in the course of their practice. Whether you are about to visit a general dentist for the first time or if you want to understand their role better, this guide is an excellent resource in helping you prepare for your appointment. Some of the popular procedures performed by a general dentist are:

Regular Checkups

When most people think about what a dentist does, they imagine receiving treatment for painful cavities or gum disease. Although general dentists indeed perform these services, they also provide regular checkups and exams to help you maintain good oral health. Many general dentists are also more affordable than other specialists, making them perfect for anyone who does not have dental insurance or wants to save money on preventative care. During your checkup, they will typically check the most obvious things like teeth, gums, lips, cheeks, neck, etc.

Fillings and Extractions

A dentist performs a filling when there is decay or cracks in a tooth and extraction when a tooth has become decayed or damaged beyond repair. The procedures typically take about an hour to complete, but many patients are offered nitrous oxide, or laughing gas, for added comfort during treatment. Some general dentists may offer other services, including oral surgery and orthodontics. But this is in very rare cases.

Teeth Bonding

A general dentist can also perform dental bonding procedures. The process is not complicated and only requires one visit to the dentist. A composite-colored resin is applied on your tooth, bonded, and polished to make the surface of your tooth smooth. Other dental procedures you will get from our general dentist are teeth whitening, implants installation, periodontal disease treatment, etc.

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Dick Hikade, DDS at Sunnyside Dentistry has created this informative blog to help educate the community about dental concerns.
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