General dentists provide diagnosis and treatment for general dental issues relating to your teeth, as well as your gums and jawbone. General dentistry includes procedures such as root canal therapy or fillings to restore a tooth damaged by injury or decay.
Patients also visit our general dentist at Gentilly Family Dental, LLC, for routine checkups and cleanings to maintain healthy teeth and gums and avoid complications such as gum disease, cavities, and oral cancer. Our general dentist can also address issues like cracked teeth, jaw pain, or difficulty chewing and provide appropriate treatment.
The Benefits of General Dentistry
General dentistry focuses on prevention and early intervention to maintain the long-term health of your teeth and gums and ensure your well-being. Many patients only go to the dentist when they are experiencing pain or discomfort with their teeth or gums. However, regular dental care that includes cleanings and exams allows us to detect dental conditions before they worsen and cause pain. We can also prevent issues that may require extensive treatment in the future.
By keeping up with your regular visits with our general dentist, you can prevent dental issues, as well as pain and discomfort. Our general dentist provides services like routine cleanings, fillings, root canal therapy, and tooth extractions. We can also offer you orthodontic treatments like braces and diagnose jaw, face, and mouth conditions, such as oral cancer, sleep apnea, gum disease, and more.
General Dentistry Services
Regular cleanings are essential to good dental health and should be done every six months to a year. During these visits, plaque and tartar are removed from teeth to prevent decay and gum disease that can lead to tooth loss.
Tooth-Colored Fillings and Crowns
These restorations repair minor to moderate tooth damage and decrease the likelihood of further complications. When a tooth becomes chipped or cracked, these restorations can improve its appearance and help it function again.
This treatment helps to strengthen enamel and prevent tooth decay by remineralizing the teeth. Topical fluoride is applied in the form of varnish, and this professional treatment provides effective results.
The health of the gums is just as important as the health of the teeth. Periodontal disease is the leading cause of tooth loss in adults. Our general dentist can help you manage and prevent this infection.
Our general dentist provides a host of dental services to make it easier for patients to keep their smiles healthy, functional, and beautiful. For the best dental care customized for your needs, visit Gentilly Family Dental, LLC, at 2610 Esplanade Ave, New Orleans, LA 70119, or call (504) 482-9919.