General dentistry encompasses a variety of procedures aimed at preventing, diagnosing, and treating oral diseases.
A dental examination typically involves a comprehensive evaluation of the teeth, gums, jaw joints, and soft tissues of the mouth, as well as the head and neck. It helps us identify any abnormalities or diseases, such as dental caries, periodontal disease, or oral cancer. It also includes local and three-dimensional x-rays (CBCT).
With regular check-ups, diseases can be detected at an early stage, even before symptoms appear. A timely and suitable therapy can prevent the diseases from progressing and lead to a better prognosis in the end.
Preventive interventions aim to reduce the likelihood of developing oral diseases and to maintain good oral health. They include professional scaling, fabrication of bruxism mouth guards to prevent teeth grinding, and patient education on proper oral hygiene practices and maintaining a healthy lifestyle.
Conservative dentistry involves procedures that treat dental problems and restore the function and appearance of teeth. These include rehabilitating caries consequences through composite fillings, ceramic inlays and onlays, all-porcelain crowns, endodontic treatment, periodontal disease treatment, tooth extraction, and the replacement of missing teeth using all-ceramic bridges, implants, or dentures.