General dentistry is a comprehensive dental plan that covers a wide range of procedures. This plan provides prevention, diagnosis, and treatment of dental health problems. At Select Dental, you’ll receive the care you need to keep your teeth and gums healthy and clean. This level of preventive care includes regular exams and cleanings, as well as any additional treatments you may need during your appointments. Our dentist and the rest of the team will work hard to ensure that your experience is as comfortable and convenient as possible.
Listed below are some general dentistry treatments:
Even patients who practice good oral hygiene at home should come to the dentist for a professional cleaning and exam at least twice a year. When patients visit their dentist for a preventive appointment, they will typically receive thorough teeth cleaning as well as a dental exam to check for cavities and gum disease. If patients have gum inflammation or infection, they may need additional treatment to improve the health of their gums and prevent tooth loss.
Oral Cancer Screening
During oral cancer screening, the dentist will check your mouth for any white or red patches that don’t heal within a couple of weeks. We also look for sores that bleed and won’t heal within two weeks. We will examine your oral cavity for any lumps or other unusual developments. If we find anything, we may perform a biopsy to determine if it’s cancerous or precancerous. If it is cancerous, we will develop a treatment plan tailored to you that may include surgery, chemotherapy, radiation, or a combination of these treatments.
A dental crown is a cap that fits over a tooth that has been damaged or that has broken off at the gum line. If your dentist has recommended that you get a crown, it’s because your tooth is too damaged or decayed to properly hold a filling or a veneer. Dental crowns can be made of different materials, including porcelain or gold alloys. They can also be used to improve the appearance of a tooth that is misshapen or otherwise aesthetically unpleasing.
A bridge is a type of fixed dental restoration that replaces one or more missing teeth, effectively “bridging” the gap between neighboring teeth. It can be made of porcelain, gold alloys, or a combination of both. The appliance is bonded to surrounding natural teeth for support. Bridges are a durable restoration option with many benefits.
They are highly functional and make it easier to eat and speak. They also prevent remaining teeth from drifting out of position. They produce an appealing result that enables patients to smile with confidence.
A filling is a restorative treatment that protects the tooth from further damage and restores its function. A filling is a great way to keep your smile healthy and prevent further damage from tooth decay.
Root Canal Treatment
A root canal treatment is a common and effective treatment option for teeth that are severely infected. The pulp, which is the soft inner tissue of a tooth, can become inflamed or infected for a variety of reasons. If the infection or inflammation is left untreated, it can lead to the pulp dying, which may result in tooth pain and even the loss of the tooth itself.
To learn more about dental procedures, book an appointment with our dentist in San Leandro by calling us at (510) 587-9400 or visiting us at 145 E 14th St #100, San Leandro, CA. We will be happy to guide you further.