What Is General Dentistry and How Can It Help You?

What Is General Dentistry and How Can It Help You?

Posted by Dr. Robin Mells on Jun 25 2021, 08:31 AM

There are various problems we can experience when it comes to our teeth, gums, and mouth. These dental issues can be treated by your dentist and even avoided if you visit them regularly and take care of your dental health. 

General dentistry is focused on primary dental care and general dentists like Dr. Robin Mells, DDS, in San Jose, California, help treat various teeth and gum issues and also educate patients on preventive care. 

Read on to learn all about the field of general dentistry and what treatments it includes. 

What Do General Dentists Do?

General dentists offer patients primary dental care. From diagnosing to treating dental ailments, the work of general dentists like Dr. Robin Mells, DDS, is focused on their patients’ overall oral health. 

General dentistry includes procedures like: 

  • Root canals
  • Dental implants
  • Crowns and bridges
  • Wisdom teeth removal 
  • Gum disease treatments 
  • Fillings
  • Veneers
General dentists provide professional cleanings, as well as specialized care. 

Treatments Included in General Dentistry

General dentistry covers numerous aspects of dental care. Here are a few examples of treatments provided by general dentists:

  • Preventive Oral Care

Because prevention is better than treatment, Dr. Robin Mells, DDS, always focuses on educating patients on how to prevent dental issues. 

This includes recommendations on best practices and dental routines, regular check-ups and exams, regular teeth cleanings, etc. 

Regularly visiting your dentist, at least twice a year, will help you take care of your dental health and keep your teeth healthy, strong, and white.

  • X-rays

Dental X-rays are images of your teeth and jawbone. They help in assessing your oral health status and help your dentist identify any issues that need addressing such as tooth decay, cavities, or affected teeth.

Dental X-rays emit little radiation and are not harmful to children and adults. 

  • Fillings

Fillings are used for closing off any areas of your teeth that have been affected by cavities or tooth decay. There are two types of fillings: metal, which are more visible, and tooth-colored, which are more discreet.

  • Restorative Care

Restorative dental care is all about fixing structural problems of your teeth, like damaged or missing teeth. Treatments and procedures include dental implants, dentures, crowns, bridges, inlays, and onlays. 

  • Sealants and Fluoride Treatments

Sealants and fluoride treatments can help prevent tooth decay and cavities, making your teeth stronger. 

Sealants are an invisible plastic resin placed over the biting surface of your teeth that seals off the tooth surface and keeps them safe from dental problems caused by cavities or other types of tooth decay.

Dr. Robin Mells, DDS, offers general dentistry services in San Jose, California. For more details on how you can benefit from the treatments and procedures available, call (408) 243-4216, schedule an appointment online, or visit us at 251 O'Connor Drive Suite #3, San Jose, CA 95128.

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