Caring for your teeth and gums is the cornerstone to good oral health that lasts a lifetime. At IDTC Dental Center LLC in Grand Prairie, Texas, Kenneth Higgins, DDS, and the team provide exceptional general dentistry services to protect your oral health. General dentistry focuses on preventing common dental concerns, such as tooth decay and gum disease. To schedule an appointment with a dedicated dental team, call IDTC Dental Center LLC, or book online today.
General dentistry covers a wide range of preventive and restorative treatments to protect and enhance your oral health. It’s the type of dentistry that you receive most often when you visit the dentist.
Most general dentistry services focus on preventing tooth decay, gum disease, and damage to your teeth. However, restorative treatments, such as dental crowns and fillings, can repair existing damage.
Most general dentistry appointments focus on prevention. At these visits, the team at IDTC Dental Center LLC typically performs a dental exam and teeth cleaning. The exam portion of your visit may involve X-rays so the team can see your tooth-supporting structures.
Next, the team performs a visual exam of your mouth to check for signs of tooth decay, gum disease, and abnormal growths.
The next part of a routine visit involves cleaning your teeth. The team uses a small mirror and special tools to remove plaque and hardened plaque (tartar) from the surface of your teeth.
They then brush and floss your teeth with professional tools that target the areas of your mouth that are hard to reach. Finally, the team polishes your teeth and applies a strengthening fluoride treatment.
Along with comprehensive dental exams and teeth cleanings, some of the most common treatments in general dentistry include:
When you have a cavity, the team must remove the decayed portion of your tooth. A filling restores the shape and size of your tooth while protecting it from further damage.
A deep cleaning, or perio cleaning, is a type of gum disease treatment. When you have gum disease, plaque and bacteria collect in small pockets beneath your gum line. They become trapped and release toxins that eat away at your tooth-supporting structures.
Deep cleanings remove these pockets of plaque and reattach your gum line to stop plaque from penetrating beneath your gums again.
In-house teeth whitening can brighten your teeth by several shades in a single visit. This quick, effective treatment uses professional-grade whitening solutions and a special curing light to remove deep tooth stains.
To receive quality care from a dental team that you can trust to care for your teeth and gums, call IDTC Dental Center LLC, or book an appointment online today.