General dentistry includes preventative, restorative, or elective dental treatments and procedures, including exams, cleanings, fillings, and more. Its focus is on preventing and treating oral diseases while educating patients on caring for their smiles at home. Most patients visit our general dentist at Paradigm Dental every six months for cleanings and checkups to ensure their teeth are healthy and clean.
While many general dentistry procedures focus on prevention, this branch of dentistry also includes restorative procedures that can restore a patient’s smile and oral health by repairing damaged teeth and replacing missing teeth. Restorative treatments include dental implants, crowns, bridges, root canal treatments, and more. These treatments help restore a smile to its healthiest state while alleviating pain and discomfort caused by oral disease.
General dentists establish long-lasting relationships with patients and help prevent and treat oral diseases, which can harm overall health if left untreated. General dentists provide education and treatment to patients with a wide range of issues.
What Types of Services Does a General Dentist Provide?
- Professional cleanings
- Dental exams
- Oral cancer screenings
- Fluoride treatments
- Dental sealants
- Root canal therapy
Why Choose a General Dentist?
If you haven’t been to a dental office in several years, you may be due for a checkup and cleaning. Our general dentist is committed to enhancing your oral health and can help maintain or restore your smile. Visiting our dentist will help reduce your risk of tooth decay and gum disease. This reduces your risk of developing other health problems like diabetes and heart disease.
During your regular checkups with our general dentist, you will also be able to ask any questions about your oral health. Our dentist can talk to you about improving your oral hygiene routine at home or what habits you may need to change to keep your teeth healthy. In addition to providing tips for optimal dental hygiene, our dentist can detect the early signs of oral cancer or other oral health conditions you may not know you have. Our general dentist can help you maintain your health and reduce the risk of complicated oral health problems in the future.
If you have specific concerns about your smile, our dentist can address those too. For example, if you have tooth decay, our dentist can fill the cavity and restore your smile’s health with tooth-colored fillings that are durable and seamless. Teeth whitening is another standard procedure our general dentist offers to remove teeth stains, brighten your smile, and improve your confidence.
Visit our general dentist twice yearly for a checkup to prevent dental health problems and treat issues as soon as they arise. To schedule your appointment, visit Paradigm Dental at 3970 SW Mercantile Dr. Lake Oswego, Oregon 97035, or call (503) 626-7323.