No matter how old or young you are, regular dental cleanings and checkups from a professional are the cornerstones of oral health. A general dentist ensures the areas you occasionally miss while cleaning gets needed attention. They also provide you with information about developing problems before they become bigger issues. If you don’t currently have a general dentist, you need to establish that relationship quickly to keep your smile protected.
What Goes Into General Dentistry?
There isn’t much difference between the procedures that are offered by a general dentist and a specialist. In fact, many of the same treatments performed by a specialist are also available from general dentists. You can count on all these treatments at Runion Dental Group:
- Periodontal Treatments
- Mouth reconstruction
- Sedation dentistry
- Cosmetic services
- Root canals
- Dental implants
However, there are cases where a specialist is required. This will depend on the needs of the patient or the demands of the procedure. If a specialist is needed, your dentists should have a wide range of contacts for referrals.
Improve Your Overall Health
Improving your oral health also improves your overall health in a few ways. A major benefit is it helps you avoid tooth decay and loss, which preserves your ability to eat and speak comfortably. It also helps prevent gum disease infections. This is important because infections can spread and threaten your overall health, and infections in other parts of the body can become oral infections if your oral health is weak and the infection enters your bloodstream.
Regular dental care works to protect your health in both ways, and dentists can also spot early signs of common health problems like diabetes. In some cases, oral cancer is even detected first by a dentist. Like regular physicals and screenings, it’s essential if you want to maintain wellness over the long term.
Let Us Help
Contact our office today to make an appointment and start building a professional relationship with one of our dentists to help keep your oral hygiene on track. Our team is ready to help you find a convenient time for your next cleaning.