Is it just daily flossing and brushing along with regular checkups that provide you with all you need for general dental care? The most honest answer is no. General dentistry is more than just a checkup and a cleaning, it is also an assessment of your overall dental health. At Trail Ridge Dental in Longmont, CO, Dr. Visger provides our patients with the kind of attentive service that makes general dentistry such a key part of total dental health.
As an example, part of your regular care includes discussions of how you brush and floss and determines if you need to change our approach or method. It also considers issues like gum disease, and even oral cancer screenings in addition to the standard cleaning and exam.
Our idea of general dentistry also includes addressing any issues as promptly as possible. That is why we include treatments such as fillings and root canals as part of the general dental treatments. After all, if general care can also be described as preventative, then the treatments we offer to stop decay in its tracks and restore a tooth to health and function have to be considered basic or general care too.
Our patients know that we are also dedicated to technology and the latest advances in dentistry. Whether it is a new method for reducing discomfort during certain treatments to the latest advances in diagnostic gear, we remain well informed and ready to offer up the latest advances in general dentistry as well.
We also consider some restorative dentistry as part of our general dental care. We offer dental crowns and dentures as well as bridges that ensure our patients have the healthiest bite and most functional teeth and gums. As an example of that, if a patient is in need of a filling, but we understand that too much of the tooth must be removed to address the decay, we will use dental crowns to provide the general care.
There is nothing basic or general about our services. Though you may hear terms such as general dentistry, we don’t look at it as service that is less significant than anything else we provide. Your oral hygiene must include daily flossing and brushing and at least one dental cleaning and full exam every six months. This is the only way to get the most out of general dentistry and use it to avoid larger issues.
If you have questions about general dentistry, or wish to discuss your options, give us a call at 303-772-6960. You can also use our online contact form and one of our staff will get back to you promptly. Contact us today!