Routine General Dentistry for a Healthy Mouth

Smiling woman with long blond hairGeneral dentistry refers to the practice of diagnosing, preventing, and treating conditions involving the teeth, gums, and jaw. Ideally, general dentistry is a preventive medicine, stopping conditions like tooth decay and periodontal disease before they start. The Canadian Dental Association recommends that patients visit a dentist twice a year in order to maintain optimal oral hygiene and keep serious dental problems at bay. To schedule your routine dental care, contact the general dentistry practice of Dr. Nathaniel Podilsky in Edmonton, Alberta.

During a routine office visit, patients can expect to receive a dental exam, teeth cleaning, and set of x-rays. During your cleaning, a dental hygienist will remove hardened plaque and calculus deposits from your teeth using an instrument known as a “periodontal scaler.” Your teeth will then be flossed, polished, and, if necessary, treated with fluoride. The dentist will then examine your teeth for cavities and other dental problems, and develop a dental care plan based on your individual needs.

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Restorative Treatments

While general dentistry is ideally preventive in nature, there are often times when a patient may experience tooth decay, gum disease, and a variety of other oral disorders. In these cases, the dental care provided is “restorative” rather than “preventive”:

  • Dental fillings provide treatment for teeth damaged by cavities.
  • Root canal therapy removes infected pulp and nerve tissue from badly damaged teeth.
  • Bonding conceals chips, cracks, and discoloration in teeth.
  • Orthodontic treatments bring malocclusions (or faulty bites) into proper alignment.
  • Periodontal disease treatments restore the health of diseased gums.
  • Dental crowns are used to restore damaged teeth and, when attached to dental implants, replace missing teeth.
  • Dental bridges are used to replace missing teeth.
  • Dental extractions are performed when a decaying tooth must be removed from the mouth.

It is not uncommon for patients to experience some anxiety when faced with dental procedures. Because nervousness should never prevent patients from receiving the quality dental care they need and deserve, Dr. Podilsky provides Nitrous Oxide or laughing gas. To discuss sedation during general dentistry procedures, contact Dr. Podilsky in Edmonton, Alberta today.

Treating Your Family

We offer care for your whole family, not only helping you when you have a problem, but teaching you healthy habits to maintain great oral health. From maintaining great oral hygiene at home to attending your regularly scheduled cleanings, you can do a great deal to help your family stay healthy and save time and money in the future. Let our dental family help yours learn great dental habits for a lifetime.

Regular visits to your dentist will ensure that you have confidence in a smile that is clean and healthy. Your doctor can also provide aesthetic dentistry procedures designed to make your smile as beautiful as it is clean. For instance, many patients choose to make their healthy smiles brighter with teeth whitening treatments or porcelain veneers.

A Healthy Smile Is a Beautiful Smile

Regular visits to your dentist will ensure that you have confidence in a smile that is clean and healthy. Your doctor can also provide aesthetic dentistry procedures designed to make your smile as beautiful as it is clean. For instance, many patients choose to make their healthy smiles brighter with teeth whitening treatments or porcelain veneers.

Learn More about General Dentistry

To discuss your dental health needs, contact the general dentistry office of Dr. Nathaniel Podilsky in Edmonton, Alberta, where his qualified staff will be happy to assist you.