General dentistry is the practice of providing care, treatment, and instruction to your teeth and mouth. Your general dentist is your first line of defense against oral diseases, cavities, and gum disease. Your general dentist can also help you improve the appearance of your teeth with a variety of dental treatments.
What treatments can a general dentist provide?
The procedures our Dentist in Charlotte offers are:
Deep cleaning is a procedure that is intended to remove plaque and tartar buildup. Most patients need deep cleaning procedures at some point in their lives.
The procedure involves the use of an ultrasonic tool that vibrates at a high frequency and blasts away plaque and tartar.
Teeth polishing is a procedure that removes stains and discoloration from the surface of your teeth. The polishing process can also remove minor surface defects and is painless as well as noninvasive. A special polishing paste is used that contains abrasive materials that remove stains from your teeth.
Dental fillings are used to fill the cavity of a tooth. There are several types of filling materials available, but the most common are dental amalgam, composite resin, and porcelain fillings.
Dental crowns are used to completely cover a damaged tooth in order to restore its appearance and function. A crown is also an ideal treatment option for a tooth that has been weakened by decay or a very large filling. Since the crown completely covers the tooth, it provides more strength and stability than a traditional filling.
Tooth extraction may be necessary for a variety of reasons. For example, if a tooth can't be restored due to a very large cavity, or if a tooth is impacted or stuck under the gum line, it may need to be extracted.
A dental bridge is a restoration that replaces a missing tooth. The restoration consists of porcelain crowns on either side, with an artificial tooth in the middle. When the bridge is in place, it's held in place by crowns placed on top of existing healthy teeth. The bridge is bonded to these crowns, so it stays in place.
Root canal therapy
Root canal therapy involves removing the affected nerve tissue, disinfecting the root canals, and filling the canals with a rubbery material. The procedure is typically performed under local anesthesia, although sedation can be used if necessary.
Dental sealants are plastic coatings that are applied over the chewing surfaces of the back teeth. The back teeth have many pits and grooves that are difficult to keep clean. If these teeth are not cleaned properly, cavities can develop. Sealants provide a protective layer that helps to prevent cavities.
Please reach out to our dental practice at 3121 Springbank Ln Ste D Charlotte, NC 28226, to consult with our dentists, Drs. Jeffrey S. Kleinheinz. Call Dentist in Charlotte, NC, at (704) 542-6003 or schedule an online consultation, and we'll guide you further.