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General Dentistry

Missoula Dental

General Dentistry located in Missoula, MT

General dentistry covers your most basic dental needs, and your general dentist can coordinate your care with specialists if you need extra assistance. At Missoula Dental in Missoula, Montana, general dentist Soren Loftus, DDS, provides all the care you need and emphasizes the importance of oral health in relation to your overall health. Get in touch with Missoula Dental for an appointment by calling the office or by scheduling your visit online today.

General Dentistry Q&A

What is general dentistry?

General dentistry offers preventive and restorative services to maintain your oral health. General dentists like Dr. Soren have extensive training in lots of treatments and services with an overall goal of keeping your teeth and gums healthy.

Unlike other specialties in oral care, general dentistry doesn’t focus on a specific condition type or treatment category. Instead, they offer a wide range of diagnostic, preventive, restorative, and cosmetic treatments and services. 

At Missoula Dental, Dr. Soren identifies your needs and provides personalized dental care for all ages.  

Which services does general dentistry include?

With general dentistry at Missoula Dental, you can get all the services you need at any time. Dr. Soren makes personalized treatment recommendations and helps you keep up with routine dental care and preventive services. General dentistry at Missoula Dental includes services such as:

  • Comprehensive exams
  • Professional cleaning and polishing
  • Dental X-rays
  • Cavity fillings
  • Endodontics 
  • Sealants
  • Oral cancer screenings
  • Clear aligners
  • Oral surgery extractions
  • Myofunctional therapy
  • Adult tongue tie release
  • Emergency dentistry
  • Dental implants

At any of your visits, you can talk to Dr. Soren about your oral hygiene and concerns. He answers your questions and helps you update your home oral care routine with effective brushing and flossing methods as well as sleep and nutritional recommendations for promoting optimal health.

When should I visit my general dentist?

You shouldn’t neglect seeing your general dentist regularly, even if you never experience tooth pain and your teeth are perfectly white. No matter how well or how often you brush and floss, aim to see your general dentist twice yearly for a comprehensive examination and a thorough cleaning and polishing. 

Some dental disorders and infections appear and worsen without symptoms. When symptoms occur, they often appear later on when the condition is already serious. Dr. Loftus is able to detect oral infections and conditions early on by examining your mouth or using dental X-rays. 

Besides your routine visits to a general dentist, book an appointment any time you have new or worsening concerns, including tooth pain, gum inflammation, gum recession, malocclusion, and sleep apnea.

General dentistry promotes excellent oral health and hygiene so you can avoid more in-depth treatments in the future. To schedule a general dentistry appointment at Missoula Dental, get in touch with Missoula Dental over the phone or book a consultation online today.