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General Dentistry FAQ's
General dentistry covers all your basic, non-specialised dental needs. From something as simple as a small filling to prevent tooth decay, to a more complex procedure such as a root canal to save the integrity of a damaged tooth.
To maintain a healthy mouth and gums, we recommend visiting your dentists every 6 months. During these visits, the dentist will provide you with a holistic view on your oral health and give you the tools to properly care for your teeth, gums and jaws.
Dental fillings are a common general dental treatment designed to repair worn, decayed or damaged teeth. Typically made from composite resin, fillings only take one appointment to place and can last for years.
Typically, general dentistry includes routine check-ups, emergency consultations and full dental examinations.
The two main functions of regular dentist visits are early detection of dental problems and preventative care. To ensure these functions are performed a regular dental visit should include:
- Professional cleaning with fluoride
- A full and thorough oral examination to determine the condition of teeth and gums; this would involve a physical examination as well as x-rays.
- When necessary a dentist could during these visits correct cavities with fillings or crowns. In some cases, the dentist may even recommend a specialised visit to correct dental problems.
During a check-up your dentist will examine your teeth, mouth and gums, provide professional cleaning and give a full consultation discussing dental issues you may be having, future procedures and making suggestions regarding your oral health.
By chewing sugar-free gum for 20 minutes after eating, your mouth can produce more saliva which can assist with preventing decay-causing acid attacks.