What Does a Dentist Do?
Most people are brought to the dentist on a fairly regular basis as they are growing up. When professional dental care is established as a habit early on, it usually sticks with a person so that regular dental exams and cleanings continue to be a priority into adulthood. However, even when a person sees a dentist for their twice-a-year cleanings, they are not always able to adequately answer the question, “What does a dentist do?”
Edmonton, AB dentist Nathaniel Podilsky offers a comprehensive range of dental services that go beyond general dentistry services like exams and cleanings. Here, we go into the many important services that allow patients to enjoy strong, healthy, and attractive smiles.
General Dental Care
As most people would imagine, general dentistry services are the foundation of professional dental care. General dentistry treatments help patients preserve the health and strength of the teeth and gums so that oral health problems do not develop.
The most well-known and oft-used general dentistry services are routine exams and cleanings. We recommend that all patients schedule these vital check-ups at least twice annually. However, general dental care extends beyond cleanings and exams.
Other treatments and services that fall under this field of dentistry include:
- Dental x-rays
- Fluoride treatments
- Dental sealants
- Oral cancer screenings
- Treatment for TMJ disorder
Restorative Dental Care
Another important service offered by Dr. Podilsky is restorative dental care. Restorative dentistry treatments address dental complications that may have developed. It can stop dental problems from progressing into something more serious, and restore the health and function of the mouth.
Restorative dentistry treatments can address a wide range of oral health problems, including tooth decay, oral injury, root canal infection, gum disease, and tooth loss. Dr. Podilsky creates personalized treatment plans to address the unique needs of patients. Depending on each patient’s oral health requirements, he may recommend any of the following restorative dentistry services:
- Dental fillings
- Dental crowns
- Root canal therapy
- Dental bridge or dentures
- Tooth extraction
- Dental implant treatment
- Periodontal care
- Orthodontic treatments
Cosmetic Dental Care
First and foremost, it is important for the teeth and gums to be strong and healthy so that the mouth can function as intended. However, Dr. Podilsky realizes that many patients are also deeply invested in what their smile looks like.
In addition to offering general and restorative dentistry services that focus on oral health, Dr. Podilsky also offers cosmetic dentistry treatments to enhance the appearance of the smile. These treatments can eliminate imperfections such as surface stains, discoloration, chips, cracks, fractures, gapped teeth, and minor misalignment problems.
Here are some of the most popular cosmetic dentistry treatments offered by Dr. Podilsky:
- Cosmetic dental bonding
- Porcelain veneers
- Same-day dental crowns
- Teeth whitening
Experienced dentists, such as Dr. Nathaniel Podilsky, do a lot more than clean the teeth. Thanks to professional dental care, patients are able to enjoy strong, healthy, beautiful smiles that function comfortably and properly. If you are interested in learning more about the comprehensive range of dental treatments offered at Dr. Podilsky’s practice, contact us at your earliest convenience.