Just as you have a general practitioner (GP) for your family, you should also have a general dentist, whom you can rely on for emergency treatments as well as regular dental exams.

Here are a few frequently asked questions (FAQs) you may have regarding what your general dentist can do for you:

What are General Dentistry procedures?

Visual evaluations of teeth and gum health, teeth and gum X-rays, sleep apnea treatment, tooth sealants, and minor dental procedures such as cavity removal, root canals, dental crowns, and cleaning are the basic expectations from a general dentist. Furthermore, they may be required to perform or refer you to an experienced specialist for restorative procedures, maxillofacial surgery, laser treatments, etc.

Why visit the general dentist regularly?

Many people avoid going to the dentist regularly. They only come when there is a problem. This is a crisis treatment as opposed to preventive treatment. Patients may believe they are saving money.

Instead, they frequently end up spending far more in both dollars and time. Many dental problems do not manifest symptoms until the disease has progressed to an advanced stage. As an example, consider tooth decay. It is often painless until it reaches the tooth’s nerve. Patients often consult a dentist when they already have developed a massive cavity or cavities but have never felt any pain until then.

On the other hand, regular dental exams can allow a general dentist to detect a cavity 3 to 4 years before any symptoms appear. This early detection can prevent a root canal treatment, which is complicated and costly.

Is flossing a must?

Several dentists recommend their patients floss once a day in addition to brushing twice a day. Flossing helps you reach those deep crevices of your mouth that a toothbrush might miss. Reaching more areas of the mouth will decrease your risk of cavities, tooth decay, and plaque, and tartar build-up.

Are Dental X-rays Safe?

The dose of X-ray radiation received at your dentist’s office is usually very low. This makes dental x-rays extremely safe. Moreover, you will be under the supervision of experts during the process so you do not have to worry.

Are cavities reversible?

A cavity can usually be reversed if caught at the beginning or early stages of the demineralization process, which is the first step in tooth decay. At this stage, good oral hygiene is essential in order to restore the minerals in your teeth and prevent decay.

If you have not been to a dental office in a long time, then you should think about consulting a general dentist as soon as possible. Sue Vetter offers one of the best dental care in Seattle. We have highly professional general dentistry practitioners as well as specialists. If you have any questions about our general dentistry procedures, you are welcome to call or visit us. We will openly answer all your queries so you can receive the best care without any anxiety.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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