A practice of general dentistry is typically provided by your primary care dental provider. Very similar to how a primary care physician takes care of your general needs, so to does a general dentist make sure your oral health is on the right track. This dentist diagnoses, treats, and manages your overall oral health care needs, to include gum care, root canals, fillings, crowns, veneers, bridges, partial dentures, full dentures, and preventive education.
The health care professional that most people see more than any other on a regular basis is actually their Dentist.
General dentistry is primarily focused on the prevention of disease. It’s commonly known that the vast majority of dental procedures are preventative in nature. We want to make sure that you have and enjoy great oral health every day of your life. We emphasize preventative and consistent dental exams to help you avoid any possibility of oral disease. If you have an oral health issue that begins to interfere with your everyday life, it can easily escalate to a life altering situation causing you to miss work and other significant family commitments. It’s our missions here at Calhoun DDS to make sure that you don’t miss out on life’s opportunities due to an oral health issue.
What is included in our General Dentistry Practice?
One of the most important aspects of what we provide is stopping oral health problems before they have a chance to take hold and cause an interruption in your life. By visiting us regularly and setting up a regular appointment schedule for your cleanings, you can stop major issues before they even have a chance to begin. Our staff, including Dr. Calhoun can advise you on techniques and products that you can use at home on a regular basis as well to make sure that you keep oral health issues at bay.
Another key oral health concern that is addressed in preventative, general dentistry is the health of your teeth as it relates to teeth grinding in your sleep. Our team can help you find the right solution and create a custom mouth guard for you to ensure that you do not do any damage or negatively affect the shape of your teeth from unnecessary teeth grinding.
When you encounter a problem, our team works to help restore your oral health back to the best possible level and help you not miss out on anything in life. One of the most common restorative services we provide on a regular basis is removing tooth decay and placing fillings in affected teeth. We want to help you have a strong mouth that can serve you for many years to come. However, this is not the only restorative service that we provide.
We provide fast and prompt treatment for many emergency situations. These may include a chipped, knocked out or cracked tooth.
If you’ve got a non-emergency dental service need we can help. If your dealing with tooth pain, or pain related to gum disease, please contact us. In addition, we do offer restorative services for missing teeth, crowns, and bridgework. We can even help you get fitted for dentures. Some of our more advanced restorative services do include root canals, orthodontics, and dental implants.
The Oral Health Connection To Your Overall Health
In a lot of ways, your oral health reflects the state of your overall well-being. Serving as a barometer of sorts, your oral health is a key indicator of many other health concerns that you may or may not be facing. Did you know that oral infections can lead to poorer control of diabetes, an increased incidence of cardiovascular disease, and complications during pregnancy? Since our team practices a high caliber of general dentistry we are often able to identify some of these issues that can help you get an early alert for some of these other major health concerns. Our team knows what to look for in order to help you keep an eye on your overall health and well being.
When Should You See A Dentist?
If it’s been more than six months since your last visit to the dentist, we highly recommend booking an appointment right away. As you’ve seen above, preventative general dentistry can be a powerful tool. General dentistry can make a huge impact on your overall health, especially when you keep regular appointments every six months. However, if you have any indication of pain in your mouth you should book a visit to our offices immediately. We can work quickly to identify the root cause and get you back to a pain free life.
Keeping up with a recommended schedule of preventive general dentistry and practicing effective oral hygiene at home are the two best ways to prevent dental disease. These practices will keep your smile looking bright and healthy for the rest of your life.
Charles Calhoun, DDS