General dentistry focuses on preventative dental care and maintaining the health and wellness of your mouth. General dentists are trained to check for and treat issues like gum disease, tooth decay, and other common oral health problems, as well as identify signs of oral cancer.
Common general dentistry procedures include cleanings, exams, and X-rays that allow our dentist to catch problems early. Most dental problems don’t present noticeable symptoms in their early stages. Regular dental exams help our dentist identify minor issues before they become serious. Once any issues are identified, our dentist at Kiley A. Smith, DDS, can treat them and restore your mouth’s health and functionality.
Why Should I Visit a General Dentist?
Our general dentist in Temple, TX, is trained to handle a wide variety of dental problems. For example, they can treat tooth decay, gum disease, infections, and other common oral health problems all under one roof.
What Should I Expect at My General Dentistry Appointment?
Our dentist will thoroughly examine your teeth and gums during your general dentistry appointment. Our hygienist will clean, polish, and floss your teeth and may apply a fluoride treatment to your teeth to protect them against tooth decay.
Our dentist will also screen you for signs of gum disease. If you show signs of gum disease, our dentist will likely recommend a deep cleaning, during which our hygienist will remove plaque and tartar from your teeth and below the gum line.
The Benefits of General Dentistry
Preventive Dental Care
General dentistry prevents tooth decay, gum disease, and other oral health problems. Our general dentist provides routine dental cleanings and exams to keep your smile healthy. We can also identify and treat oral health problems in their early stages before they cause permanent damage to your smile.
Treatment of Oral Health Problems
While general dentistry treatments focus on preventing future problems, they can also treat several dental issues to improve your oral health. For instance, our dentist may place fillings to treat tooth decay or perform periodontal treatments to prevent or treat gum disease.
Improve Your Overall Health
From preventive cleanings and exams to advanced restorative treatments, general dentistry can keep your entire mouth healthy. Our dentist will also educate you about your oral health and dietary and lifestyle choices and provide instructions on how to properly brush and floss.
Our dentist will talk to you about the best treatments for your oral health and help you understand how certain habits can impact your teeth and gums.
For the best dental care tailored to your particular needs, visit Kiley A. Smith, DDS, at 1005 Marlandwood Rd Suite 104, Temple 76502, or call (254) 791-1010.