General dentists form the backbone of our oral health. But what exactly are they? This video will explain the basics of general dentistry to you.
General dentists act like primary care physicians for your oral health. They tackle a wide range of issues from standard cleanings to gum disease to extracting teeth. If they encounter a problem they are not equipped to handle, they are the fulcrum between you and a specialist dentist.
For instance, most tooth extractions involve one or more teeth that have single roots only. If the teeth have multiple roots that are gnarled and close to an important nerve, the general dentist will likely send you to an oral surgeon.
A dentist can perform tooth pain diagnosis, oral health exams, fillings for cavities, crowns, extractions, root canal treatment, gum disease, and children’s dentist. They are the upholders of your oral health, which significantly impacts your overall health. For instance, general dentists are able to identify oral cancer in its early stages to prevent it from growing to your throat, eyes, or even brain.
Make sure to look for a dentist with the right moral values for your treatment. If they rub you the wrong way, then avoid them. For more information, watch the video in the link above.