What is General Dentistry?
General dentistry is the cornerstone of good oral and physical health. It involves the diagnosis, treatment, and prevention of various dental conditions. It also involves the maintenance of patients’ overall oral health. This comprehensive care is usually the only source of care patients require for their dental needs. There are several different dental specialties, but general dentistry encompasses the basics of these specialties. It starts with a visual and radiographic examination of the teeth.
Teeth are strong and durable structures that endure massive amounts of pressure each day. It is important to protect them and keep them strong through daily brushing and flossing. Everyone should get regular professional care from a licensed and experienced general dentist.
Why Are Teeth Important?
Preventing Periodontal Disease
- Bleeding gums
- Red, swollen, tender gums
- Gum tissue recession
- Persistent bad breath or bad taste
- Teeth that are loose or moving
- Any change in your bite
Factors that increase the risk of developing gum disease:
- Poor home care Smoking or chewing tobacco
- Crooked teeth that are hard to keep clean
- Dry mouth
- Medications, including steroids, certain types of anti-epilepsy drugs, cancer therapy drugs, some calcium channel blockers, and oral contraceptives
Dental Hygiene Plan
Your Melbourne, Florida dentist, Dr. Clark Brown, will work with you to create a customized dental hygiene plan which includes dental examination, tooth cleaning, X-ray, tooth scaling (if needed), and use of other diagnostic equipment to prevent, discover or treat problems as early as possible.
Dr. Brown incorporates a variety of restorative procedures in the development of a comprehensive dental treatment plan that will assist prevention of tooth decay or disease of the teeth, mouth, gums, and tongue. We also use restorative dentistry procedures to repair the effects of tooth decay, trauma, defects or diseases in these areas of the mouth.
General Dentistry Services
At Implant Dentistry of Florida, we offer a variety of dental services. These include:
- Teeth Cleanings (prophylaxis)
- Composite restorations (white fillings)
- Crowns and fixed bridges
- Dentures and partial dentures
- Root canal therapy
- Night guards and sports guards
- Dental implants
- Laser Dentistry
- CEREC 3-D
Crowns & Bridges
Dentures & Partial Dentures
Root Canal Therapy
Why should wisdom teeth be removed?
Many times, there is not enough room in your mouth to accommodate the proper positioning of wisdom teeth. These teeth are usually tipped forward. As the forn, they can push on the teeth in front of them. This can cause crowding of the lower front teeth. More drastically, they can lead to decay on the second molars which can result in the loss of not only the wisdom tooth, but the second molar as well. A simple radiograph can determine if the wisdom teeth can cause future problems. If so, it should be removed early.