General dentistry is the foundation of great dental health, and finding the right dentist to partner with can make all the difference in your smile. The team at Missoula Dental provides comprehensive general dentistry services to families in Missoula, Montana, and the surrounding region. An appointment can be booked in just moments online or over the phone.
What is general dentistry?
At the heart of general dentistry is a focus on preventing dental issues and providing top quality care for a wider range of dental problems. One way to think about general dentistry is to think about preventive and restorative care.
This area of practice focuses on delivering comprehensive dental exams to check for signs of decay, disease, or signs of tissue changes within the mouth. Catching these issues in the earliest possible stages improves the chances of successful treatment. That is true in terms of tooth decay and gum disease but is especially important in relation to all forms of oral cancer.
This area of practice focuses on correcting areas of dental decay, gum disease, and damage to other oral tissues. The team at Missoula Dental takes a conservative approach to restorative treatments, preferring to conserve as much healthy tissue as possible.
Partnering with a skilled and experienced dental care team is the best way to reach and maintain optimal dental health.
What are some services available through general dentistry?
General dentistry begins with routine dental exams and professional cleanings. These visits allow your care team to check for signs of decay and disease. They also allow a chance for you to ask questions and learn how to enhance your oral hygiene routine to support a lifetime of healthy teeth and gums.
Some of the treatments available through general dentistry include:
Fillings, including tooth-colored options
Imaging, including X-rays
Gum disease treatments
Missoula Dental also offers dental implants, custom mouthguard appliances, and periodontal services — options not always available from general dentistry practitioners.
How often should I come in for general dentistry services?
Most people benefit from coming to see their dentist every six months. That allows your dental care team to check for signs of decay or tissue abnormalities frequently, improving the chances to catch issues in the earliest possible stages.
Routine dental exams are also the settings for professional cleanings. Your dental team has the tools and experience needed to remove all traces of plaque and tartar from your teeth, including below the gum line if necessary.
If you have an ongoing dental issue that requires advanced treatment, you may need to come in more frequently until the issue is resolved. Treatments like crowns, dental implants, or periodontal care might also require frequent visits.
Learn more about all that general dentistry has to offer during your personalized exam, which you can book online or over the phone today.