General dentistry involves preventing and treating oral conditions. It includes treatments such as professional cleanings, fillings, crowns, bridges, root canals, gum disease treatment, and mouthguards. General dentistry treatments are those that address common dental issues. These treatments help protect your teeth and gums from tooth decay, cavities, and gum disease.
General dentistry benefits
When patients visit our office for a general dentistry appointment, they get a lot more than just a checkup. Our general dentistry treatments include the following:
- Regular teeth cleanings: Professional teeth cleanings remove plaque and tartar buildup that can compromise the health and appearance of your smile. We also offer teeth cleanings for patients with sensitive teeth.
- Dental exams: Our dental exams include a thorough evaluation of your teeth and gums, as well as oral cancer screenings.
- Digital X-rays: Digital X-rays allow our dentists to see what’s happening beneath the surface of your smile. They also emit far less radiation than traditional X-rays.
- Restorative dentistry: Restorative dentistry treatments help patients overcome dental damage and replace missing teeth. Our dentists offer restorative treatments such as fillings, crowns, bridges, implants, bonding, etc.
What is dental cleaning?
A dental cleaning, or dental prophylaxis, is a deep dental cleaning that removes plaque and tartar from hard-to-reach places in the mouth. A dental cleaning is recommended for patients with good oral health who are prone to plaque and tartar buildup. The dentist will use special tools to scrape plaque and tartar buildup from the gum line and in between the teeth. The tooth surfaces will also be polished, which helps to remove any discoloration or stains.
What is a dental filling?
A dental filling is a restorative treatment used to repair tooth decay and minor tooth damage. Dental fillings are one of the most common dental treatments, and they can be made from several different materials. Composite fillings, for example, are made of a mixture of plastic and glass, and their appearance can be matched to your natural tooth color.
What is a root canal?
A root canal treatment is necessary when the nerve of a tooth is infected. In order to save the tooth, the pulp and nerve need to be removed. Once this is done, the root canal is cleaned and sealed. Root canal treatment is the last resort to saving a badly infected tooth from being extracted.
What is a dental crown?
Your dentist may prescribe a dental crown as a restorative treatment. Dental crowns are caps that fit over a tooth to restore its shape and size. They also strengthen and protect a tooth from further damage. A dental crown may be recommended for a tooth that has undergone root canal treatment or for a tooth that is severely worn down.
What is a dental bridge?
A dental bridge is a dental restoration device that fills the gap left by one or more missing teeth. A bridge is secured by dental crowns, which fit over healthy teeth on either side of the gap. A dental bridge is often considered an ideal replacement for missing teeth because it doesn’t need surgery to be bonded in place of the missing tooth.
To find out more about the dental services offered at Wagner Dental, call (702)-878-5599 or schedule an online consultation. You can also visit us at 2045 Village Center Circle, Las Vegas, NV 89134.